Since the Toyota Camry was no longer assembled in St. Petersburg, and the Kia K5 was no longer assembled in Kaliningrad, there has been no relatively affordable front-wheel drive D-class sedan on our market that would allow companies to upgrade corporate fleets.
Therefore, Arrizo 8 (dimensions – 4757 x 1832 x 1469 mm; wheelbase – 2770 mm) in Russia have already been waiting, because the official premiere took place in March, but the Chinese were pulling with the announcement of prices and technical characteristics.
As it turns out, there were reasons for this. After all, it was originally planned to supply us with a car with a basic 1.5-liter turbo engine in conjunction with a CVT in order to keep the price within 2–2.5 million rubles, but at some point Chery decided to go all-in and instead stopped on rich trim levels with a more powerful 1.6, which is aggregated with a 7-speed “robot” with two clutches and produces 186 hp in the Russian specification. With. and 275 Nm.
A McPherson-type suspension is installed on the front axle, and a “multi-link” at the rear. Ground clearance – 144 mm. The sedan can accelerate to 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds, the maximum speed is 205 km / h. The declared fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 6.2 l / 100 km, while Chery is allowed to fill AI-92 gasoline.
Already in the initial version of the Prestige for 3,399,900 rubles, excluding discounts, there are 18-inch two-tone wheels, full LED optics, six airbags, front and rear parking sensors with an all-round camera system, rain and light sensors, keyless entry and a remote engine start system , wireless smartphone charging, a full “winter package” and an air purification system, electric front seats (driver, with memory function, in six directions; passenger in four) and an eight-speaker Sony audio system, as well as adaptive cruise control, systems blind spot monitoring, lane control and collision avoidance and other electronic assistants.
In front of the driver is a panel of two 12.3-inch displays. The central display has voice-activated navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone interfaces. The seats are upholstered in natural leather, and there is also atmospheric LED lighting.
In the Ultimate package (3,499,900 rubles), this list will add a panoramic roof with a sunroof, four more audio system speakers (12 in total) and four airbags (ten in total), automatic low / high beam switching, an electrically adjustable lumbar cushion in the driver’s seat, “aviation” headrests for rear passengers (for example, as on the Tiggo 8 Pro Max) and an air freshener like on Mercedes.
At the top of the range is the limited edition Ultimate SE (3,549,900 rubles), but Chery has not yet talked about its features.
Thus, the selling price of the Arrizo 8 roughly corresponds to the market value of the new Chinese-assembled Toyota Camry in the Deluxe package (2.0 l; 178 hp) imported to Russia through parallel imports.