The Qiyuan A07 is a mid to large-size sedan that will be offered in BEV and EREV versions, a previous regulatory filing shows.
(Image credit: Changan Qiyuan)
Chinese auto giant Changan Automobile is upping its bets in the electric vehicle (EV) segment, starting the warm-up for a new sub-brand and its first model.
The Changan sub-brand, called Qiyuan (启源), today posted several images on Weibo about the Qiyuan A07, showing exterior and interior design details of the sedan.
It is worth noting that Changan has not yet officially launched the Qiyuan brand, which has recently registered accounts on several social media platforms.
Yesterday, Qiyuan posted its first Weibo post, a preview video of the Qiyuan A07.
Qiyuan did not reveal more information about the A07, although the model previously entered a filing catalog of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The Qiyuan A07 is a mid to large-size sedan with a length, width and height of 4,905 mm, 1,910 mm and 1,480 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,900 mm, according to the filing.
The dimensions are slightly smaller than BYD's flagship sedan, the Han EV, which measures 4,995 mm in length, 1,910 mm in width and 1,495 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,920 mm.
Similar to Changan's other sub-brand Deepal, the Qiyuan A07 will be available in battery electric vehicle (BEV) and extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) versions.
The Qiyuan A07 BEV has an electric motor with a peak power of 190 kW, the same as the Deepal SL03 BEV. The Qiyuan A07 EREV has a peak electric motor of 160 kW, the same range-extender as the Deepal SL03, and a displacement of 1.5L with a power of 70 kW.
The Qiyuan A07 BEV is equipped with battery packs with capacities of 58.1 kWh and 79.97 kWh, respectively, with CLTC ranges of 515 km and 710 km. The Qiyuan A07 EREV is equipped with a 28.39 kWh battery pack with a battery range of 170 km.
Changan sold 244,996 units in May, including joint venture brands, with new energy vehicles (NEVs) contributing 35,934 units, or 14.7 percent, according to figures it announced earlier this month.
Deepal sold 7,021 units in May, bringing January-May sales to 33,585 units.
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