Chinese startup Aiways show in Geneva coupe-crossover for Europe

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Chinese startup Aiways show in Geneva coupe-crossover for Europe

Chinese startup Aiways will present at the Geneva motor show the second electrical crossover. Kupeobrazny U6ion will attract a younger audience and demonstrate “harmonious and exciting design”.

Published design sketches reveal the looks Aiways U6ion, which “embodies an intelligent and simplified technology.” Language design Aiways, with L-shaped headlights into air intakes, developed with the participation of Ken Okuyama, one of the authors of the Ferrari Enzo and the former chief stylist for Pininfarina. Among his other famous works Okuyama – supercar Kode 0 representing the redrawn Lamborghini Aventador with a body in the spirit of geometric prototypes Bertone 1970’s, and Maserati Quattroporte.

Details about the power plant Aiways U6ion no. However, the coupe-crossover technically repeat the U5 SUV, which is equipped with one electric motor (190 and 315 Nm of torque) and traction batteries up to 65 kilowatt-hours and without charging passes to 503 kilometres in the NEDC cycle. In China, U5 is from 197 to 292 900 100 yuan ($28 300 – $41 800).

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Clearly, Aiways big plans for Europe, and the company does not hide. “To compete with the best” it will help not only the design and the “green line”, but also the knowledge and experience of Roland Gumpert, founder of Gumpert Apollo supercar to the extreme. In 2018, the German engineer took part in the construction coupe RG Nathalie. His power plant consists of four electric motors (one per wheel) total power 430 forces, T the traction battery unit and fuel cell with direct feed of methanol.

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