Chery Beta 5 concept

This is the Chery Beta 5, a concept that the Chinese carmaker is bringing to next week’s Auto Shanghai. Autocar UK reports that the crossover is based on the Tiggo 5 SUV and that it hints at a production model that will be launched in 2015.

Two powerplants could be offered: a 2.0 litre with 130 hp and a supercharged 1.6 litre with around 150 hp, says the British publication. It’s not a bad-looking thing, with a bold lower front bumper arrangement incorporating LED DRL strips and headlamps with a striking LED signature.

Recently Chery hired designer Hakan Saracoglu – formerly of Porsche – to head its Shanghai design centre and churn out new concepts. If Saracoglu had a hand in this, we have to say he hides his past pretty well!