Chery Beta 5 Concept Car - The Chery Beta 5 concept is a compact SUV

The latest SUV concept from Chery showcases several new design themes; to hit markets by 2015.

Chery unveiled the Beta 5 Concept at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show which is being marked as its latest SUV concept. This Chery’s latest SUV concept is being expected to join the assembly line within a year. The vehicle that looks quite ready for production has been designed on I Auto platform. The modular structure of this model that has been provided by this model is expected to be base of a completely new range of models. These latest Chery concept features substantial revisions in the engineering, developments, and production costs of the vehicle.

Other models that will be produced from this platform will comprise of a compact sedan named Alpha 7 that was released along with Beta 5 in Shanghai. Beta 5 is setting in that segment of Chinese market that is emerging as one of the most rapidly growing markets of China. It will be rivalling against several other compact SUVs such as Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tuscon, Besturn X80, and the upcoming retail model of MG CS concept.

As per the specifications, the length, width, and height of the SUV measures at 4505mm, 1850mm, and 1741mm. in terms of concept, the car is 81mm higher, 25mm wider, and 95mm longer than Hyundai Tucson. It also claims it wheelbase to be shorter than that of Tuscon by 30mm at 2610mm.

Coming over to the power train of the SUV, the SUV consists an in built Chery 1.6 liter engine that can produce power worth 122 PS and a 2.0 liter power mill that can produce power worth 140 PS. Both engines are based on petrol and bear four cylinders.