The three vehicle models were recently put through their paces in the extreme conditions of Saudi Arabia. A two-month test program, covering a total distance of over 15,000km, saw the vehicles driven on desert, highways, coastline, high mountains, urban areas and other main road conditions. This included visits to the Turpan Desert in China and Chile’s Atacama Desert in South America, followed by the testing in the ‘Oil Kingdom’.
The vehicles’ chassis adjustment systems, engine heat dispersion, as well as the power, control, stability and comfort, were all evaluated during testing.
Chery is also in the process of undertaking more high-temperature testing in the United Arab Emirates, which has extremely high levels of humidity.
Meanwhile, at Chery’s national engineering laboratory in China, there are plans to construct seven laboratories for testing auto parts, and for the testing of vehicle energy conservation and environmental protection, powertrain, passive safety, and materials. It will also build a test track for full vehicle handling stability and NVH calibration.
The test center already houses a K&C laboratory and MTS RPC systems to monitor engine heat dissipation.
September 27, 2016