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How to get a cut-price Ford Bronco in Australia (kind of): Chinese brand Chery could use tough-looking Jetour TX as launch halo model in Oz

How to get a Ford Bronco in Australia (kind of).

Chinese brand Chery could use the just-revealed Jetour TX as a launch halo vehicle in Australia, with the Ford Bronco-aping off-road SUV just revealed in China.

The bite-sized but tough-as-nails SUV might look a little familiar, with the massively popular Ford Bronco cleary inspiring its design and ethos.

But unlike the Ford Bronco, the Chery Jetour TX is actually chance of coming to Australia, with the brand currently advertising to fill a number of positions in this market, pointing to a relaunch this year or next for the company.

It will mark the second time Chery has been offered Down Under (the brand was previously here with cut-price city cars that didn't stir emotions, or sales) but the brand will be hoping this time goes a little better, with vehicles like the Jetour TX leading the charge.

Details remain thin on the ground for now, but the TX is expected to be offered with a range of engines, including a hybrid that will deliver a total 1000km driving range. The new model will officially launch at the Beijing Motor Show in April, before an on-sale date in late 2022 or early 2023.

For now, though, we only know what we can see, including the twin recovery hooks, chunky All Terrain tyres, and customisable roof storage. A four-wheel-drive system is a prerequisite, of course, as are mechanical diff locks.

More will be revealed in the lead-up to Beijing, with China clearly keen to take on the off-road market, so watch this space.