Chery Auto Philippines, from its usual crossover and SUVs, has now decided to launch something different. While this may look like an ordinary sedan model, this is Chery Auto's first all-electric vehicle in the Philippines, named the Arrizo 5e.
The Arrizo 5e is a zero-emissions compact sedan that exhibits a sleek look, a rich and spacious interior, and an electric powertrain that can ensure 401km on a single charge.
The exterior of the vehicle carries a sleek look complemented by sweeping headlights and a sporty front bumper with LED daytime running lights. The neat touches of chrome and black accents highlight the smoothness in the exterior design. At the same time, wraparound taillights, stylish alloy wheels, as well as the distinct shade of red everything, boost the appeal of the Arrizo 5e from the outside.
On the inside, the vehicle offers a spacious and modern-looking interior with two screens: a 9-inch infotainment system and an 8-inch for climate controls. Gauges are fully digital, but for convenience, the start-stop button is also provided.
The most enticing part is that the interior has a two-tone layout, giving it a more premium look. Instead of plastic, 65% of the cabin including the seats is covered in leather.
An electronic motor drives the Arrizo 5e with a 53.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It produces 120kW (or 160 PS) power and a generous 250Nm torque. With it, the sedan can go from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 152km/h. Under ideal conditions with an average speed of 60km/h, the Arrizo 5e is claimed to cover 500km on a single charge. However, in more realistic conditions, it can cover 401km on one single charge.
Chery Auto claims the Arrizo 5e can be recharged from 30% to 80% in under 30 minutes in fast charging mode, while on a slow charging mode, the battery can be fully charged in 7 to 9 hours.
The electric sedan has an array of security features such as six airbags, electronic stability, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, hill-hold control, reverse camera with 360-degree around-view monitor, tire pressure monitoring system, and a battery temperature intelligent control for the lithium-ion batteries. With these on board, the Arrizo 5e comes across as one of the most secure and updated electric vehicles.
Chery Auto is yet to reveal the exact pricing of the Arizzo 5e. However, it is said that the pricing could be in the PHP 1.9 million ballpark. Chery doesn't expect it to be a sales mover as it will be available as an indent order.
The Arrizo 5e is ideal for those EV lovers who wish for a sleek, practical and high-tech sedan. Not to mention, up to 401km of travel on a single charge is a compelling attraction.
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