Chery Fulwin T9 PHEV revealed in China

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Chery Fulwin T9 has been revealed by a government regulator in China. It is a plug-in hybrid version of the mid-sized Chery Tiggo 9 SUV which went on sale in 2023.

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The name Fulwin or Fengyun in Chinese was first used by Chery for its first car, a sedan based on the Seat Toledo, which went on sale in 1999. Chery stopped using the name in 2016 but has now resurrected it to use for PHEV versions of Chery models. The T9 will follow on from the smaller T6 and will go on sale on April 30 with a price range of 150,000 – 170,000 yuan (20,900 – 23,700 USD).

Further details of the T9 were revealed today by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) including pictures and critical specifications.

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Both five and seven seater versions will be available with slight differences between them. Length and width are the same for both with 4795 and 1930 respectively but height is 1738 for the five seater and 1741 mm for the seven seater – this makes the car shorter and taller than the Tiggo 9. Meanwhile the wheelbase is 2770 mm. Similarly curb weight is different with a lower 1898 kg for the five seater compared to 1953 kg for the seven seater.

The car will be available with both 19 and 20-inch wheels. Power comes from Chery’s Kungpeng Super Performance Electric Hybrid C-DM system consisting of a SQRH4J15 engine with a displacement of 1499 cc and permanent magnet synchronous motors, mated to a 1DHT gearbox. The 1.5T engine is good for 115 kW and 220 Nm while the motor outputs 150 kW/310 Nm.

Battery power comes from a ternary lithium battery produced by Hefei Guoxuan Hi-Tech Power Energy Co. The 19.4 kWh unit gives the T9 an all-electric range of 100 km under the Chinese CLTC cycle while fuel consumption is given as 5.2 l/100km.

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Visually the T9 differs considerably from the Tiggo 9 at the front with a more enclosed, less aggressive grille than the ICE base car. Other visual differences, though, are minor.

Source: MIIT

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