According to the official statement, the Alpha 7 will be the first car built on Chery’s new platform, the iAUTO. The car’s dimensions are as follows: 4650x1820x1480mm (length x width x height), with a 2700mm wheelbase.
The Alpha 7 is expected to be packed with technology, including keyless entry, cruise control, push-start button, electronic emergency brake and more. The new “C-Cloud” technology will allow the car to be locked/unlocked and started via a smartphone app. The app will also have some diagnostics capabilities.
Reports indicate the Alpha7 will be powered by a 1.6L DVVT engine capable of 126hp and 160 Nm peak torque, mated to a CVT gearbox. A turbocharged engine and a dual clutch transmission are also in the horizon.