Chery V5 MPV

Chery has unveiled a new MPV model, called the V5 at the Hangzhou Motor Show in China. It will go on sale in China in June, and this will probably be one of the first models to be offered in the North American market.

The V5, which was originally unveiled at the 2004 Beijing Auto Show under the code name B14 is a 6-7-seater MPV developed with independent intellectual property rights. Chery was assisted by Lotus Engineering and a couple of Italian companies in the development of the new vehicle.

The V525 is the first member of the V5 family, powered by a 2350 cc locally-sourced Mitsubishi engine, capable of 130 kW / 5500 rpm and 198 Nm / 3000 rpm.

The car rides on a 2800 mm (110.2-in.) long platform. Main dimensions are: 4662 x 1820 x 1590 mm (183.5 x 71.6 x 62.6-in.). Standard equipment includes four airbags, ABS + EBD and traction control systems, electrically operated windows, GPS navigation, DVD player etc.

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