Chery’s luxury brand, Exeed, has revealed its new all-electric sedan, the Sterra ES, at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Now, the car has been spotted in China. This is the first fully electric vehicle from Exeed.
The Sterra ES is built on the E0X all-electric platform and has a strong and lightweight all-aluminum chassis design. It’s a decently sized car, measuring 4,945 millimeters in length, 1,978 millimeters in width, and 1,480 millimeters in height, with a wheelbase of 3,000 millimeters. For comparison, the popular Toyota Camry XV70 is 4,890 millimeters long with a 2,820 millimeter wheelbase, so the Sterra ES is larger than the Camry.
In terms of looks, the Sterra ES shares some design features with other new Chinese electric vehicles. It has a sleek LED strip at the front, a smooth and fluid design, and hidden door handles. The rear also features full-width LED lights and an interactive lighting system at the bottom for added visual appeal. The car is equipped with a lidar system on top of the windshield, indicating advanced driving assistance capabilities.
Inside the car, the minimalist design continues. It has a simple two-spoke steering wheel, a large 15.6-inch touchscreen display that appears to be floating in the center, and a central tunnel with a wireless charging pad. The computing power is provided by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 CPU, and the operating system comes from Huawei’s Harmony OS. Chery boasts that there are over 30 storage compartments in the cabin.
The Sterra ES will come with two powertrain options. One is a two-wheel drive with a single motor, and the other is a four-wheel drive with dual motors. The car is equipped with an 800V fast charging system and uses CATL batteries. Chery claims the car has an impressive 700 kilometers of pure electric range and can replenish 150 kilometers of battery life in just 5 minutes of fast charging.
The expected launch date for the new Exeed Sterra ES is November, and its estimated price will range from 200,000 to 300,000 yuan (approximately $27,800 to $41,700 USD). Once it’s available, the Sterra ES will compete with other electric vehicles in the competitive Chinese market, such as the BYD Han EV, Leapmotor C01, and Neta S.