TRI-FUEL – The range of Sports team is enriched with the arrival of 8 hybrid plugins. The new 7-seater SUV, based on the Chinese Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, is positioned at the top of the range of the brand belonging to the DR Automobiles group: it is 4.70 meters long and is characterized, as its name suggests, by a plug-in hybrid system composed of a 1.5 turbo gasoline/LPG engine with 147 HP and two electric motors, with 75 and 95 HP respectively. The result is one force of the system 317 HP and a maximum torque of 545 Nm, enough to accelerate the car from 0 to 100 in 6.9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 201 km/h. The 19.3 kWh lithium-ion battery allows a range of 80 kilometers without local emissions.
LONG TRIPS – At low speeds and with the battery charged, the hybrid system Sportequipe 8 Plug-in Hybrid works by activating only one electric motor, the latter only comes into play at intermediate speeds. When the battery is discharged and the speed is high, only the wheel moves heat engine. In the acceleration phases, when maximum power is required, the electric motors and the gasoline/LPG engine work in parallel. The car can also operate in mode extended range, with two electric motors in series, one of which recharges the batteries. Battery it recharges via a power outlet, but the SUV is also equipped with three levels of energy recovery during braking. Iautonomy generally exceeds well i 1,000 kilometers in gasoline/electric operation, but it rises to 1,300 kilometers also taking advantage of the LPG tank.
HIGH LEVEL TEAMS – As the flagship, the Sportequipe 8 Plug-in Hybrid It has all the equipment made available by the brand: panoramic roof, Keyless System soft touch, 360° camera system with parking assistant, wireless charging for the smartphone, surround sound system. The infotainment screen measures 26.4 inches in total, while the center tunnel houses an additional 9-inch touchscreen for controlling the climate control. In addition to the 20-inch alloy wheels, the 8 Hybrid Plug-in offers a series of Adas for assisted driving level 2: adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, rear collision warning, forward collision warning, emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane change assist, lane change warning, intelligent high/low beam headlights, door opening alarm in case of obstacles and travel assistant with traffic detection.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY – He Sportequipe 8 Plug-in Hybrid will hit the market during 2024with a list price of €49,900. In addition to the basic configuration, the Exlusive will also be available with Alcantara trim and interiors with an increase of 5,000 euros.