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What will happen if the standard engine is removed from the most popular crossover in Russia? 2021 Chery Tiggo E
What will happen if the standard engine is removed from the most popular crossover in Russia? 2021 Chery Tiggo E

It's no secret that the production of electric vehicles in the world is rapidly gaining momentum. Chinese companies are especially good at this. The famous brand from the Celestial Empire Chery has been selling an interesting electric model Chery Tiggo E 2021 on the home market for two years now, which can be called a direct competitor for such standard crosses as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen Taos. It is worth noting that on the home market the car is available in four basic trim levels with a price tag of 1,271,000 rubles. It is noteworthy that we are talking about a front-wheel drive city SUV, which is presented in only one version in terms of the power section.

Options and prices

At the moment, the Chery Tiggo E 2021 car, presented in China in a new body, boasts excellent technical characteristics that are comparable to many standard gasoline classmates. The model received four basic configurations. The cross price ranges from 1,271,000 to 1,664,000 rubles in Russian currency at the current exchange rate. If you pay attention to the photo or the appearance of the car during a visual assessment, then this is the standard Tiggo 4 Pro, which has recently become the most popular foreign car on the Russian market. The cross is equipped with a 95 kW electric motor with a 53.6 kW / h lithium-ion battery, which provides a power reserve of 460 kilometers on one full charge.


Package 1

In the basic version, this compact urban SUV will cost a potential buyer 1,271,000 rubles in terms of Russian money. On this model, the manufacturer has installed options such as:

  • electric power steering;
  • power windows front and rear;
  • central dividing armrest at the front;
  • fastening for ISOFIX child seats;
  • front airbags;
  • halogen head optics;
  • rear parking sensors;
  • standard immobilizer;
  • manual air conditioning system;
  • light-alloy wheels 17 inches;
  • headlight control unit;
  • rear wiper;
  • downhill assistance system.

Separately, it is worth mentioning that the equipment of this Chinese car includes many systems responsible for safety and driving comfort, including standard options ABS, ESP and EBD.


Package 2

Chery Tiggo E's 2021 car in the second most complete set will cost a potential buyer 1,386,000 rubles in Russian currency. This variation provides for the presence of an electronic parking brake, buttons for starting the engine in the car, a keyless entry system, LED daytime running lights.


Package 3

The Chinese crossover in this version will cost a potential buyer 1,502,000 rubles. A similar vehicle with an electric engine is equipped with options such as a multifunction steering wheel, an electric driver's seat, side airbags, and an integrated navigation system.


Package 4

In the top version, the electric cross in the home car market costs 1,664,000 rubles. The equipment of such a model looks more interesting in comparison with the previous trim levels, since the following options are provided here:

  • multimedia system with voice control;
  • parking sensors front and rear;
  • curtain airbags;
  • monitoring system for "blind" zones;
  • digital instrument panel;
  • all-round cameras;
  • alloy wheels 18 inches;
  • tire pressure monitoring system;
  • separate two-zone climate control;
  • high-quality audio system with 6 speakers;
  • side mirrors with electric drive and heating.

Separately, it is worth mentioning that the Chinese electric car Chery Tiggo E 2021, presented on the home market, can be retrofitted with some additional options for a fee.


Options and prices (for the Chinese market)

# Equipment Cost, rub. Max. speed, km / h Transmission Drive unit
1 1 1.251.000 160 1-stage Front
2 2 1.364.000 160 1-stage Front
3 3 1.478.000 160 1-stage Front
4 4 1.638.000 160 1-stage Front


If we evaluate this electric cross in full, then it is clearly impossible to ignore the points related to the technical characteristics of the model, as well as the power section of the crossover. At the moment, for the automotive market in China, this car is equipped with one uncontested unit. In this case, we are talking about a 95 kW electric motor with a 53.6 kW / h lithium-ion battery. It is noteworthy that this electric motor is capable of generating up to 129 horsepower and 250 N * m of torque. A standard power distribution gearbox is used as a transmission. All modifications presented for sale are equipped with a front wheel axle drive. The Chinese crossover boasts the following dimensions:

  • length - 4 358 mm;
  • width - 1830 mm;
  • height - 1 670 mm;
  • wheelbase - 2 630 mm;
  • ground clearance - 161 mm;
  • curb weight - 1 560-1 605 kg (depending on equipment).

It is worth noting that this Chinese cross boasts a spacious luggage compartment, despite its relatively small dimensions. As standard, the trunk of this model can accommodate over 400 liters of cargo without any problems. If necessary, the volume can be increased more than threefold, but for this it is necessary to fold the rear row of passenger seats. The capacity of the battery installed on the car is enough for a mileage of 401 kilometers on one full charge.


Handling and off-road performance

It should be noted right away that in the case of Chery Tiggo E 2021 we are talking about a standard urban SUV with a small ground clearance. Moreover, this model is equipped only with a front wheel axle drive. All this significantly affects the off-road capabilities of the vehicle. In fact, this car cannot demonstrate anything outside paved roads. If we talk about the handling of an electric car, then it will be difficult to highlight something outstanding. Easier to say, the crossover is a solid middling among classmates. The car obediently reacts to the steering and confidently holds the road. However, a motorist will not be able to experience an impressive effect and a maximum of positive emotions, unless only when a motorist changes from an old car over 15 years old, and previously he did not have to be behind the wheel of other modern models. As for the suspension system, everything here once again looks standard. An independent spring system with MacPherson struts stands at the front, and a multi-link with a torsion beam is used at the rear.


Dynamic properties and fuel consumption

Before proceeding to an overview of the dynamic characteristics of the car, it is worth paying attention to fuel consumption, given that the car is equipped with an electric motor and consumes electricity as the main fuel. In the current version, the cross can cover a distance of 401 kilometers on a single battery charge, according to the manufacturer. However, if you delve into the details, then several significant nuances immediately pop up. In practice, such a mileage is possible, but only under optimal conditions for using the car. In all other situations, it will be significantly lower and will rarely be able to exceed the mark of 300 kilometers. Of course, we are talking about moments when a motorist will load the battery to the fullest due to multimedia, a regular interior heater and other important systems. If we talk about the dynamics of the crossover, then it is not so significantly different from the petrol version of the Tiggo 4 Pro. The cross spends about 10 seconds to accelerate to the first hundred, while the maximum speed is limited to 160 km / h, regardless of the selected configuration.



The Chery Tiggo E electric crossover, like the car taken as its basis, is a standard budget employee. It will not boast an abundance of high-tech options and thoughtful interior and exterior decoration. Looking at the appearance of the car, there is a true feeling that there is a standard state employee in front of your eyes, in which they saved as much as possible on everything in order to produce a simply high-quality, reliable and practical car. This is not to say that the cross turned out to be not interesting. On the contrary, the model attracts attention, but it will not work to say that there is something that would not be in other cars. If you pay attention to the car interior, then it is also made according to the proven standard of Chinese manufacturers. It provides maximum practicality, as well as the correct placement of controls. There are no decorative design and certain unusual design solutions, but quality and simplicity are provided, which often bribe many motorists, given the protracted unstable economic situation in the world.


Sales start

Someone completely naively may assume that this is a completely new model, which should subsequently appear on some other car markets located outside of China. In practice, this is not the case. The crossover has been available for sale for several years already, and during this time it managed to acquire numerous fans in the territory of the Celestial Empire. Now the SUV is available only in China, but soon it will be able to appear in Russia, as well as in other developing countries. It is noteworthy that for the first time, cars were presented to the public back in 2018, and the free sale of products began almost immediately.



A clear competitor for this model, equipped with an electrical installation, is the JAC IEV7S crossover. If we take into account the standard modifications of the car, then the car has much more rivals here. Among them, it is worth highlighting:

  • Kia Seltos;
  • Hyundai Creta;
  • Volkswagen Taos;
  • Skoda Karoq.

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