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Recap: new NEV models at Auto Guangzhou 2015

Auto Guangzhou 2015, or the 13th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, was held on November 20-29. The show featured 220,000 square meters of display area, 603 exhibitors and 1,000 vehicle models including 36 global premieres.

The following is a recap of key locally produced new energy passenger vehicle models debuted or launched at the show (listed alphabetically by make). – Editor





Model: EU260

Segment: A

Launch Date: November 20, 2015

Price Range: ¥254,900 ($40,460)

Dimensions: 4,582×1,794×1,515 mm

Wheelbase: 2,650 mm

Peak Power: 100 kW

Peak Torque: 260 Nm

Range: 260 km

Battery Energy Capacity: 41.4 kWh

Main Competitors: Emgrand EV

The EU260 is the first EV model equipped with “eco-link” system developed by LeTV after the internet company announced cooperation with BAIC in March this year.


Make: GAC Motor

Model: Trumpchi GA3S PHEV

Segment: A

Launch Date: N/A

Price Range: N/A

Dimensions: 4,590×1,790×1,530 mm

Wheelbase: 2,620 mm

Range: 70 km

Fuel Consumption: 1.5L/100 km

Battery Energy Capacity: 12.95 kWh


Make: GAC Motor

Model: Trumpchi GA5 PHEV

Segment: A

Launch Date: N/A

Price Range: N/A

Dimensions: 4,800×1,819×1,484 mm

Wheelbase: 2,710 mm

Range: 80 km

Fuel Consumption: 2.4L/100 km

Battery Energy Capacity: 13 kWh

Main Competitors: Roewe 550 PHEV


Make: GAC Motor

Model: Trumpchi GS4 EV

Segment: SUV

Launch Date: Q1 2016

Price Range: ¥250,000-¥300,000 ($39,370-$47,244)

Dimensions: 4,510×1,852×1,677 mm

Wheelbase: 2,650 mm

Peak Power: 105 kW

Peak Torque: 250 Nm

Range: 240 km

Battery Energy Capacity: N/A

Top Speed: 150 km/h

Main Competitors: JAC iEV6S

With sales of 21,100 units, the GS4 SUV took the third place in the list of top 10 SUV models in China in October.


Make: Geely

Model: Emgrand EV

Segment: A

Launch Date: November 19, 2015

Price Range: ¥228,800-¥249,800 ($36,317-$39,651)

Dimensions: 4,631×1,789×1,495 mm

Wheelbase: 2,650 mm

Peak Power: 95 kW

Peak Torque: 240 Nm

Range: 253 km

Battery Energy Capacity: 45.3 kWh

Top Speed: 140 km/h

Main Competitors: BAIC BJEV EU260

The model is the first EV of Geely developed based on the company’s FE platform. Geely NEV sales will account for 90 percent of its total sales in 2020, according to the company’s NEV development strategy named “Blue Geely Initiative” released on November 19. The share of EVs in the company’s total NEV sales will reach 35 percent in 2020.


Make: JAC

Model: iEV6S

Segment: SUV

Launch Date: March 2016

Price Range: ¥250,000-¥300,000 ($39,370-$47,244)

Dimensions: 4,135×1,775×1,560 mm

Wheelbase: 2,490 mm

Peak Power: 85 kW

Peak Torque: 270 Nm

Range: 253 km

Battery Energy Capacity: 33 kWh

Top Speed: 130 km/h

Main Competitors: Trumpchi GS4 EV

Following the iEV6S, JAC plans to launch the iEV7 with a range of 400 km in 2020, the iEV8 with a range of 500 km in 2025 and the iEV9 with a range of 1,000 km in 2030, according to the company’s NEV development strategy.


Make: SAIC Motor

Model: E950

Segment: PHEV

Launch Date: Q1 2016

Price Range: ¥300,000 ($47,244) starting price before subsidies

Dimensions: 4,996×1,857×1,502 mm

Wheelbase: 2,837 mm

Engine Spec: SGE 1.4TGI

Peak Power: 110 kW

Peak Torque: 235 Nm

Transmission: 6DCT

Main competitors: Red Flag H7

The E950 is dubbed as China’s first B-class segment plug-in hybrid and will mainly target fleet customers such as government institutions. It has a rated fuel consumption of only 1.7L/100 km and a combined range of 600 km. The 11.8 kWh lithium-ion battery equipped on the vehicle can be charged more than 2,000 times and has a warranty of 5 years or 100,000 km. SAIC plans to launch 6 new NEVs in the next five years.





Make: Beijing-Hyundai

Model: Sonata Hybrid

Segment: B

Launch Date: Q1 2016

Price Range: ¥200,000-¥250,000 ($31,496-$39,370)

Dimensions: 4,855×1,865×1,485 mm

Wheelbase: 2,805 mm

Engine Spec: 2.0L

Peak Power: 115 kW

Peak Torque: 189 Nm

Range: 43 km (EV Mode)

Fuel Consumption: 4.8L/100 km

Battery Energy Capacity: 9.8 kWh

Main Competitors: Toyota Camry HEV

The Sonata Hybrid will be the second mass market B-class segment hybrid model launched by major JVs in China





Make: GAC Motor

Model: EV Coupe

The EV concept is created by GAC Engineering based on its own A-class platform and is applied with GAC’s Green-Mute EV technology.

The advanced high-energy lithium battery pack and e-machine system form the safe and forceful powertrain, which makes the vehicle capable of reaching a speed of 150 km/h, a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 9.8 seconds, and a grade of greater than 35 percent. Its cutting edge EPS system works cooperatively with the e-machine, to guarantee a safe, reliable but energy re-generative braking, which contributes to the vehicle’s maximum range of 240 km.

The concept reveals GAC’s latest probe into automotive configurational innovation and more eco-friendly NEVs, and the results will be soon applied to GAC’s upcoming mass-production car models.


Make: GAC Motor

Model: i-Lounge MPV

This is the first 7-seat MPV concept developed by GAC Engineering. The 3,000 mm wheelbase gives the vehicle a superior cozy space. GAC’s newly developed 2.0T turbo engine matched with a 6AT will provide sufficient power.

The concept is equipped with “Trumpchi Smart Connectivity of Vehicles” or GAC’s innovative T-BOX and Telematics, which can provide remote monitoring, start/stop, diagnosis, seat adjustment and rescue-auto call through the smart phone APP. 

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