Chery Eceed TX SUV makes Frankfurt Motor Show debut

Chinese car-making giant Chery has revealed its Europe-bound SUV at the Frankfurt motor show.

Called the Exeed TX, it joins the Tiggo Coupé Concept at the show, which shows the brand’s second European-focused model. The models are due in hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or battery electric (EV) forms.

The two new SUVs will be the earliest of a family of models to be introduced to the European market. The models will be quickest in plug-in form. Chery claims the PHEV concept model can hit 62mph in 6secs and has a top speed of 124mph. It also quotes a combined fuel economy of 157mpg, according to NEDC tests.

Chery said the battery can be charged to 80% in 30mins and will reach full charge from a domestic 220V supply in four hours – bold claims that would rank the upcoming SUV model alongside electric models from established marques like the Audi e-tron.