After some delays, Chery finally launches in Brazil Celer in hatch and sedan versions. Initially imported from China, the model that will inaugurate the production line of the brand here in 2014 arrives at dealerships this week at a price of R $ 35,990 (hatch) and 36,990 (sedan), both equipped with a 1.5 16V engine of 108 hp flex.
The Celer brings a complete package of equipment: air conditioning, power steering, brakes, ABS / EBD, dual airbags, power windows on all four doors, sound system with MP3 USB port, alloy wheels rim 15, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, height adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat, follow me and foglamps among others.
World car of Chery, the Celer was designed and developed in Italy. Measuring 4.13 meters in version 4.26 meters in hatch and sedan, he has size between the compact and medium. The trunk hatch version of the good houses 380 liters, while the sedan is 450.
The mechanics has 1.5 16V engine of 108 hp and maximum torque of 14.0 Nm at 3,000 rpm, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. Interestingly Chery has not released data for acceleration, but top speed is 160 km / h. Data modest, even taking into account the weight of 1,200 kg.
According to Chery, the Celer passed over 140 changes to be sold in Brazil. The changes were implemented in the engine, exchange, sound system and interior trim.
Until the beginning of 2014, Celer will be produced in the future plant brand in Jacareí / SP. We invested $ 400 million to produce over 150,000 units annually.