Chinese automaker Chery did not leave a good impression last time they were in Australia - due to its cheap design. But this year, Chery showcases its new Tiggo Sport Coupe Concept to compete against Toyota’s C-HR and the Nissan Juke in the crossover range, at the most recent Auto Shanghai. This time, the automaker gave a more sophisticated and modern design for the coupe crossover.
The Tiggo Sport Coupe was designed with LED headlights that are connected by a long strip that stretches across the front end, incorporating the logo, between the hood and the grille. Just below it is a black mesh grille that goes hand in hand with the teardrop-shaped side air intakes, giving it a sporty look. Tow hooks can also be found on the lower part of the facia. This crossover also features rear-view cameras on both sides.
Mirroring the face of the crossover, the rear also has a horizontal strip of LEDs that stretches from one side to another, again connecting the taillights. Just like the front end, the rear comes with a pair of tow hooks on its bumper and the same teardrop shaped outlets at each corner. Suicide rear doors are also present for easier access to the passenger compartment.
Somewhat similar to the Toyota C-HR, the Tiggo Sport Coupe has a very distinct resemblance when it comes to the crossover’s silhouette over the hood and up the roof, when seen from its profile. The fenders are sculpted to create a sportier aesthetic.
In the cabin, a pair of large digital screens are installed. One serves as an infotainment system and the other is an instrument panel. Chery keeps the interior minimalist by getting rid of unnecessary buttons. Airplane inspired switchgear is also a new feature in the Tiggo Concept.
Furthermore, the crossover features an autonomous driving system. But unlike any other autonomous cars, this crossover lets the driver play video games with the steering wheel as the controller, paired with a removable Bluetooth headset, which (of course) works only when the car is in automatic driving mode.
As for the engine, Chery has not yet provided any details. We just know that this concept will feature the company’s autonomous technology.
At last year’s Auto China, Chery revealed the FV2030 concept, which is quite similar to this year’s Tiggo Sport Coupe - having the same silhouette but with a louder, more eccentric style including the gullwing doors and polka dot details on the sides. Overall, it had a more futuristic facade.
This crossover concept is expected to evolve into a production car, just like many others that we saw in the Auto Shanghai this week.