Autoworld news: Chery prepares the ground for the start of sales of the “killer” Lada Vesta

The Lada Vesta family is still in the production transfer phase: the necessary equipment is being transported from Izhevsk to Togliatti to start production of the second generation next spring. While VAZ workers are busy with this, Chery can bring to the market a direct competitor of Vesta – Arrizo 5 Plus and have time to familiarize Russians with an alternative to Lada.

Chery prepares the ground for "the killers" Lada Vesta

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Patent images of the Chery model appeared in the database of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property. This is the Arrizo 5 Plus sedan, but with a different body kit and grill. By the end of 2021, sedans with different designs were brought to Russia, and in August of this year, the brand announced that it was preparing to start selling the model. In Russia, the sedan will be sold under the name Arrizo 6 Pro.

Chery Arrizo 5 Plus length is 4680 mm, width is 1825 mm, height is 1490 mm, wheelbase is 2670 mm. In China, the model is offered with a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter engine with a power of 116 hp. and its turbocharged version of 156 horsepower. Both are mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. Prices start at 69,900 yuan (about 600 thousand rubles).

With a suitable pricing policy, the Arrizo 6 Pro can really become an attractive alternative to the Lada Vesta NG, whose prices at car dealerships reach up to three million rubles.

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