The New Chery Ant EV Amazes with Innovations and Design

The start of sales of the Chery Ant is scheduled for the end of August 2020.

Chery Automobile has rolled out another new model – this time, it is really worthy. Firstly, it is a full-fledged electric vehicle, not just an electrified version of one of the existing models.

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It is completely developed from scratch. Secondly, the Ant has an aluminum body. Besides, Pininfarina worked on its design. The front end is particularly distinguished with a fake radiator grille decorated with windmill graphics and LED headlights.

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The new model is based on the Chery LFS platform created specifically for electric vehicles. Thanks to the use of aluminum in the design of the body and chassis, it was possible not only to reduce weight but also to increase energy efficiency.

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Overall dimensions of the new car: length – 4,630 mm, width – 1,910 mm, height — 1,655 mm, wheelbase – 2,830 mm. The volume of the luggage compartment is 386 liters. If there is a need to transport large cargo, you can fold the back seat. In this condition, the trunk space increases to 1,250 liters. Another 60 liters of cargo can be placed under the hood.

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The 2021 Chery Ant is equipped with a rear-wheel drive system and an electric motor that produces 178 hp and 280 Nm. The battery capacity is not specified, but the drive range is promised to be about 510 km.

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The Cherry Ant may also have the L2 autopilot. This means that the car will be able to accelerate, brake and steer independently, but the driver must monitor the road and control the actions of the autopilot.

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12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 video cameras and 3 millimeter-range radars are responsible for the correct operation of the system. In addition, the new model features adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, frontal collision warning, lane keep control and blind spot monitoring.

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The cost of the Chery Ant has not yet been announced. Presumably, the new car with an all-aluminum body will cost from $30,000 in China. In the future, the electric vehicle will be released worldwide.

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