Chery’s new sporty family sedan Fulwin2 will enter the market in late October.The Fulwin2 measures 4,266 x 1,671 x 1,490mm, with a 2,527mm wheelbase. The 1.5L engine provides a maximum 80kW power and 140Nm torque.

The previous Chery Fulwin was Chery’s first car they ever produced. Based on a legally bought Seat Toldeo platform, which was essentially second hand goods from VW, Chery envisioned their car building future would be bright and set about looking for an engine for their new Toldeo. They settled on the outgoing Ford Escort engine from Ford UK, as Ford UK were then gearing up to produce the Mk1 Focus, that engine line was suddenly surplus to requirements, Chery snapped it and moved the whole lot to Wuhu.

Fast forward a decade, Chery are one of the biggest independent car makers in China with a vast array (some say too vast) of cars that they offer, they’ve also just set up their own sub brands (Reely, Riich and Karry) which will offer their own ‘premium vehicles.

The Fulwin2 is a world away from the stuffy Toldeo based first generation Fulwin. It’s more rounded, its a more petite offering, it’s basically a whole new car. The Fulwin2 was launched last night in Suzhou city, along with its pricing which will see it go against the Brilliance FRV, and other popular sub 80,000rmb hatchbacks.

The Fulwin2 is priced as following:

* Base model – 52,800rmb
* Standard – 56,800rmb
* Luxury – 59,800rmb
* Aristocracy – 61,800rmb

At the moment, the Fulwin2 is based on a 1.5L engine mated to a 5 speed manual, an automatic version is due to be launched in the next few months.

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