Chinese conglomerate Evergrande Group, known for the Hong Kong subsidiary of Evergrande Health, he founded two new companies. Full name first – Evergrande Hengchi New Energy Automobile Technology Co. Ltd., it is based in Guangdong province. Second – Evergrande New Energy Automobile (Guangxi) Co., Ltd. – settled in the Guangxi Autonomous region. Both firms are needed for the production, sales and service of electric vehicles in 2021 will be released under a new premium brand Hengchi (Hence, “eternal speed”). The first six samples is presented today to the public with almost no description.
The lion on the shield – a symbol of the brand. The model of the “first phase” – three of a crossover, two sedans and a minivan. On stage they are arranged in no particular order: Hengchi 5, Hengchi 3, Hengchi 1, Hengchi 2, Hengchi 4, Hengchi 6. For the appearance of cars with the numbers 1, 2 and 4, meets former chief designer of the MINI, Anders Warming.
Hengchi 1 is positioned as a sedan class d Between the axes he 3150 mm. Hengchi 2 – compact sportsedan B-segment wheels he also has 22-inch. Hengchi 3 – a mid-size crossover.
The ambitions of Evergrande does not hold, because the giant “aspires to become the world’s largest group in the field of new energy vehicles” (NEV). The volume of investments is estimated at 15 billion yuan ($2.14 billion). The promise of 14 models in all key segments. Their release will attract a lot of enterprises in China and beyond, for example in the Swedish Trollhättan. Replace if Hengchi brand NEVS, is unclear.
Hengchi 4 – the seven-seat MPV. Only it is branded as Evergrande. Hengchi 5 and 6 is a small SUV A-class. “Six” served as a “coupe”. Along with Anders Warming on the design work came from Studio Bertone Michael Robinson.
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In the first phase of the planned capacity of 100,000 cars a year, the second million, third (10-15 years) – five million. They must be sold “globally”. Already established partnerships with 60 leading suppliers, among them are AVL, BASF, Benteler, Bosch, Continental, EDAG, Magna Steyr, ZF. Serial sedan Hengchi 1 will be available before the end of 2020. Most likely, the premiere will take place on 26 September in Beijing.