Caoa Chery presented its first all-electric car for Brazil, the Arrizo 5e, for R $ 159,900. Imported from China, the sedan will start selling in January 2020 in specific stores – until then it will only be available to legal entities such as fleet owners and rental companies.
The model is basically an electrified and restyled version of Arrizo 5 already on sale here and manufactured in Jacareí (SP). Under the hood, the Arrizo 5e has a 100% electric horsepower engine of 122 horsepower and 28.1 kgfm of torque delivered instantly.
According to the Chery Caoa, it can reach a top speed of 152 km / h. Autonomy reaches 322 kilometers, according to Inmetro standard.
Arrizo 5e will be sold in brand specific stores and will have cheaper maintenance among the electric ones sold in the country – Foto: Divulgação / Caoa Chery
Recharging can be done within 1 hour on fast charge systems (such as electroposts), up to 8 hours with a wall box (charger that can be installed at home), and up to 20 hours on a standard three-prong outlet.
The battery is also recharged by regenerating the kinetic energy generated by braking and decelerating into electrical energy.
According to the brand, Arrizo 5e will be sold in select stores in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Brasilia (one in each location), which will have all the structure necessary to receive electric cars.
Recharging the batteries is done by lifting Chery's logo on the front – Photo: Press Release / Caoa Chery
Service to the model will only be made at these specific stores, which will also have a free refill station. Either way, the sedan will have 24/7 assistance throughout Brazil.
Still according to the brand, the revisions package up to 60 thousand kilometers is $ 2,257 – price 30% lower than charged by Arrizo flex. The value is also below the suggested for the maintenance of Nissan Leaf, $ 2,404.
Unlike the Arrizo 5 combustion, which starts from $ 67,790 and has two versions, the electric is offered in a unique configuration.
Inside, the electrical configuration has some peculiarities regarding flex. In addition to the digital instrument panel, the central portion of the panel has a rearrangement of controls.
Electric Arrizo 5 has interior with slightly redesigned design in relation to flex – Photo: Divulgação / Caoa Chery
For R $ 159,900, the equipment list includes 10-inch screen multimedia center with air conditioning controls, digital instrument panel, tire pressure and temperature monitoring, electronic parking brake, ramp start assistant and speed selector. driving modes.
There are also LED daytime running lights, height-adjustable headlights, pedestrian chime, traction and stability controls, Isofix child seat anchor, pushbutton start-up key, heated front seats, rear view camera and electric sunroof.