Crossover TXL became the first model of the premium brand CheryExeed. In our market for the year the car managed to change both appearance and brand.
With the registration of a premium sub-brand in Russia, the Chery concern had problems. The Exeed brand is spelled differently from the name of the Kia XCeed model. But here’s the annoyance – it sounds the same.
Therefore, we launched the new product as CheryExeed. A year later, the issue was resolved. The brand returned to the same name as used in the Chinese market.
Simultaneously with the nameplate change, the first model, the TXL mid-size crossover, was also slightly updated.Exeed TXL does not have bright colors. The whole range is in strict white-black-gray shades. All versions are with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed robot with two clutches.
Exeed TXL does not have bright colors. The whole range is in strict white-black-gray shades. All versions are with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed robot with two clutches.
Big but five seater
With a length of almost 4.8 m, the Exeed TXL could well be a seven-seater. For example, comparable in size Chery Tiggo 8 in all versions offers three rows of seats.
Apparently, the Chinese decided not to put the third row in Exeed for reasons of prestige.
And so for five TXL is very spacious. And the spare tire lies in a clean place in the trunk niche, and does not hang under the bottom from the outside.The second row is very spacious. No wonder, because TXL is an extended version. In China, they sell the base model TX.
The second row is very spacious. No wonder, because TXL is an extended version. In China, they sell the base model TX.
The Chinese have learned to work out not only the key details, but also the little things that can “hook” a potential buyer. And at the same time maintain the high status of the machine.
So, between the headlights of the TXL, the letters of the brand name glow. On the move, this is prohibited, but when opening and locking the doors, they wink at each other in a funny way.
In the cabin, decorative inserts look interesting. Impressed by the lack of black gloss. Inserts for metal – milled or imitating nickel.
Turbo and AI-92
In the tradition of Chinese manufacturers, it is allowed to pour AI-92 gasoline into highly accelerated turbo engines.
So the 186-horsepower 1.6 engine is allowed to be “feeded” with cheaper fuel. That at today’s gasoline prices allows you to save at least five rubles per liter.
If you choose the Sport Edition package with a 2.0 turbo unit, you will have to fork out for the AI-95. There are not much more “horses” in it (197 hp), but the engine is already different. A more powerful version of it (249 hp) is installed on the older Exeed VX model.
The mentioned modification with the 2.0 engine appeared in the lineup only last summer.
It is 400 thousand more expensive, but you overpay not only for the engine.
The list of useful and modern features of this version includes a built-in video recorder, retractable footrests, full seat heating (previously only the pillow was heated), a full-size spare wheel on a cast disk, soundproof glass in front and tinted rear, a set of USB ports (two Type A and Type C each). ).
Of the “sporting motifs” – only red brake calipers.The dashboard is arranged according to all modern standards, and the plan is even exceeded in terms of the number of LCD displays.
The dashboard is arranged according to all modern standards, and the plan is even exceeded in terms of the number of LCD displays.
Price and popularity
Last year, 5,086 Exeed TXL crossovers were sold. An impressive result for an expensive “Chinese” with premium positioning.
The model even entered the top ten most popular cars from China. Despite the fact that the car is quite expensive: from 4 million to 4.65 million rubles, excluding discounts. And this is perhaps its most noticeable disadvantage.
Nominee for the Grand Prix “Behind the wheel”
New models are allowed to participate in the Driving Grand Prix – 2023, that is, those that appeared in 2022 or replaced the generation. Restyling also counts. The Exeed TXL crossover is the case.
How long the Chinese crossover will live – read the forecast “Driving” here. “Driving” can be read on VKontakte
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