Brand Cowin, once owned by Chery company, revealed its new compact SUV. Model not developed from scratch – took the crossover Chery Tiggo 4.
Mark Cowin, Chery was created in 2014 to build lower-priced cars aimed at a younger audience. But the expectations of the brand is not justified, its products are not in demand. In the end, last year a controlling stake Cowin sold the firm government of the province Yibin, and Wuliangye Group structures (Chinese wine producer). The cooperation with the former parent company continues to release to the market a new SUV, created on the basis of Chery Tiggo 5x – so called China model, we are known under the name Tiggo 4.
Previously, the crossover Cowin was known as the factory index FX11, which commodity name is “Chen-ti” or Showjet. In Chinese it interpretiruya as “young, real, limitless,” but the English name is derived from the words show (show, spectacle) and jet (a stream), and it also refers to young people.
Front to identify Showjet SUV Tiggo 5x is quite difficult: Cowin model got a new hood and front bumper, other headlights, under which there are foglights and turn signals and different grille with chrome horizontal stripes and stylized letter W shiny trim. But the profile is the same as the original, except for the “floating” roof. But the lights have Showjet their own, they are combined with each other red glowing line. Dimensions of novelty is not given. Have designed for China Chery Tiggo 5x length equal 4338/4358 mm (depending on version), the wheelbase is 2630 mm.
The interior is also altered: inside the new front panel and a virtual “tidy”, dvuhsvetnoe steering wheel, the Central air vents are now located under the touchscreen multimedia system, others did and the unit of climate control, also replaced the selector transmission. In the Arsenal Cowin Showjet also includes a panoramic roof with sliding section, wireless charging for smartphones and projection display.
About technology crossover Cowin while silent, but she probably will pass from the donor model Chery. In China standard Tiggo 5x is available with petrol atmospheric “Quartet” of 1.5 with a power of 116 HP, which is paired with a five-speed “mechanics” or CVT. In the homeland of the SUV Chery also has a special version of the Hero under the hood of this Tiggo 5x set “turboservice” 1.5 with a return of 156 HP, it is coupled with a robotic gearbox with two clutches. Drive the same in either case, only the front.
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Sale Showjet is likely to start next year, prices to be announced. Note, in the range of Cowin also includes the E3 sedans, SUVs X3 and X5 – that is slightly turned Chery Bonus 3, Tiggo (in the line of Chery replaced the cross then came Tiggo 3) and Tiggo 5, respectively. Probably Showjet will occupy a niche between the X3 (from 58 900 yuan or 8 $ 400) and X5 (from 78 900 yuan or 11 $ 300). Chery Tiggo 5x in the Chinese market will cost at least 59 900 yuan (8 $ 500).
Outside of China mark Cowin is not submitted, plans to bring it to other markets yet.
Would appreciate our young people such a car?