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Why Chery > iAuto > Acteco

ACTECO is an automobile engine brand created by Chery Automobile. It is the first internationalized and scale-operated engine brand in China which owns intellectual property rights. ACTECO engines are a result of advanced technology and collaboration with one of the world's top internal combustion engine designer. Manufactured using world-class assembly technology, ACTECO leads the way in the design and production of futuristic engines that will power the cars of tomorrow.


An outcome of Chery's vision and thrust on independent innovation, the ACTECO family of engines is quite modern and meets international standards.

From 3-cylinder to V-shaped 6-cylinder, from low displacement to high displacement (0.8-4.2 L), and from gasoline and diesel engines to other engines with flexible fuel and hybrid power, ACTECO engines serve a wide range of requirements. No wonder, the ACTECO powers a series of Chery models like Tiggo, Arrizo 7, E3 and more.

ACTECO engines effectively reduce power loss through fine and efficient power transmission, significantly increase power efficiency of fuel and achieve perfect balance between power and energy consumption.

ACTECO adopts turbocharging, DVVT, TCI, TGDI and other advanced technology all in line with international standards such as Euro IV Emission Standards.


1.6DVVT, the second-generation ACTECO engine carefully created by Chery, has won the "2011 Top 10 Chinese Engines" honor. It adopts VIS Variable Length Intake Manifold (VIM) in consideration of the power performance of both high and low speeds. Putting DVVT technology to use, it accurately controls opening and closing phases of the intake and exhaust valves, improves power performance and lowers fuel consumption.


VVT increases the engine's flexibility under different conditions, and provides increased fuel economy (approx. 10%) and better performance.


Acceleration is quite linearized and thus the engine can output at any time to provide power continuously. The output power and torque of the engine can be increased by more than 40%. However, part of the engine power will be consumed, resulting in lower efficiency.


1.2L TGDI Second-generation Turbo-charging Gasoline Direct Injection (TGDI) adopts advanced gasoline direct-injection (GDI), intake/exhaust variable valve timing, and significantly expands maximum torque output scope in consideration of variable oil pump technology and electronic thermostat technology. 1.2L of displacement will produce 2.2L of power, while fuel consumption of the engine drops to an extremely low level. By design conception of downsizing and down speeding, balance shaft helps the engine run quieter and provides with superb driving experience. The hybrid power version of the engine will further lower fuel consumption and emission of the car.


Increased engine stability increases power and torque. However, it comes with high cost and the core technology is monopolized by foreign enterprises.

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Mature transmission technology of Chery, combines mechanical transmission technology and automatic technology, to produce a more intelligent, convenient and quicker transmission mode. With higher reliability, higher fuel efficiency, excellent power performance and other advantages, it ensures complete driving pleasure.


Chery CVT transmission, as the first continuously variable transmission (CVT) independently developed in China, has broken the monopoly of the multinational giants in automatic transmission industry. Compared with the traditional AT, the completely advanced technology enjoys unparalleled advantage in both driving comfort and fuel efficiency. What's more, with low-price advantage over imported traditional AT, it provides automatic transmission cars with high cost efficiency.


Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) is an automatic transmission system controlled by computer on basis of dry clutch and gear transmission. AMT has retained the basic structure of the original mechanical transmission, but enjoys considerable advantage over AT, MT and CVT. Compared with common imported ATs, it has high transmission efficiency, compact structure, low cost, easy manufacturing, reliable performance, convenient operation and other advantages. Compared with MTs, they have more convenient operation, stronger power and less consumption of fuel. When compared with CVT, the AMT has excellent matching, lower cost and more convenient maintenance.


Dry Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) adopts motor-driven clutching and gear shifting. The control unit of the transmission is integrated to the transmission with only one harness interface connected to the car, which ensures higher transmission efficiency and less fuel consumption.