Chery Arrizo 7 Heading to Brazil in 20142013-06-26
Chery’s new flagship sedan, the Arrizo 7, is heading to Brazil in early 2014.
Chery are eager to expand in the Brazilian market with the company investing in a new facility in Jacarei, 100km from Sao Paolo, as a beachhead from which to spread throughout the South American market.
The Arrizo will be modified slightly for the Brazilian market with the 1.6L engine being replaced with a 2.0L engine from Chery’s ATECO range which will be equipped to use ethanol and gasoline, in the future the Chinese market will see the Arrizo with a 1.2T and 1.6T gasoline engine. Eventually the Arrizzo 7 will be produced domestically in Brazil which will move to lower prices considerably in a market where cars are already expensive, a Cherry Tiggo 3 sells for around 8-120,000RMB in the Chinese market but after taxes in Brazil that price shoots to 160,000RMB.