Daily News Egypt test drives Ch­ery Ar­rizo 5 and Tiggo 4

The Daily News Egypt - - Business - Driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by Mo­hamed El Rouby

WE TEST DROVE 2 NEW CH­ERY MOD­ELS, ARIZZO 5, TIGGO 4, PERUSED CAR SPECS, TESTED THEIR SAFETY, COM­FORT

ori­gin or re­lated to the older gen­er­a­tion. It has a large 9-inch touch screen and al­lows mo­bile con­nec­tion to the car through Blue­tooth. It also has a multi-func­tion steer­ing wheel,a speed sta­biliser, and a 4.8-inch in­for­ma­tion screen with a sleek de­sign.

The speed han­dle comes in a very el­e­gant de­sign, and the same is true for the AC vents, along with a panoramic sun­roof which gives pas­sen­gers a unique rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The car fea­tures a large front pas­sen­ger seat and back seats.The front seats can be con­trolled elec­tron­i­cally into dif­fer­ent po­si­tions. The trunk is 340-litre, and can reach up to 1,100 litres when the back­seats are folded.

Per­for­mance

The car re­lies on a tur­bocharged 4-cylin­der en­gine, with a ca­pac­ity of 1.5 litres, con­nected to a 6-speed gear­box. It comes with 145horse­power and a torque of 210 new­ton me­tre.Its top speed is 190 km/h,while the fuel tank’s ca­pac­ity is 57 litres.

The main thing that dis­tin­guishes this car is its en­gine which has proven great ef­fi­ciency dur­ing the test drive,es­pe­cially when us­ing the sports driv­ing mode, as the car fea­tures a sport driv­ing mode and an eco-friendly mode.

The ve­hi­cle is bal­anced and sta­ble on curves at a high speed, thanks to the its im­proved wheel­base with a length of 4.338mm,to­tal width of 1.830mm,and a to­tal height of 1.645mm. It also re­lies on the front sus­pen­sion sys­tem of MacPher­son and the Multi-link in the rear.

Safety

The new Tiggo is char­ac­terised by sev­eral safety fea­tures to en­sure pas­sen­ger safety, in­clud­ing front and side airbags,ABS brakes, EBD e-dis­tri­bu­tion of brakes, a BA brak­ing sys­tem, in ad­di­tion to an e-bal­ance sys­tem in heights,as well as cam­eras a cen­sor for easy park­ing.

Ch­ery Tiggo 4 is avail­able in Egypt with both classes, the first for EGP 345,000 and the se­cond for EGP 370,000.

Note­wor­thy, GB Auto an­nounced in Novem­ber 2015 that it signed a tri­par­tite co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment with Chi­nese Ch­ery and Aboul Fo­touh Au­to­mo­tive, ac­cord­ing to which GB Auto got the ex­clu­sive rights to dis­trib­ute Ch­ery in Egypt, un­der the name Sper­anza, through the ser­vice net­work of GB Auto in the Egyp­tian mar­ket at the time.

Ch­ery man­aged to record 3505 sold units with a mar­ket share of 3.9% in the first nine months of this year, ac­cord­ing to the statis­tics of the Au­to­mo­bile Mar­ket In­for­ma­tion Coun­cil (AMIC).

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