Apart from the GS3 Emzoom and Aion Y Plus, Warisan Tan Chong Automotif (WTCA) has additionally previewed the GAC Emkoo in Malaysia right now. The Chinese language carmaker’s newest C-segment SUV will enter the market later this 12 months – seemingly CKD domestically assembled at Tan Chong’s Segambut plant – following on from the smaller GS3 Emzoom that’s now open for reserving.
The Emkoo – which is strictly a five-seater – is pretty massive by section requirements, measuring 4,680 mm lengthy, 1,901 mm large and 1,670 mm tall, in addition to possessing a 2,750 mm wheelbase. This makes it 270 mm longer, 51 mm wider and 70 mm taller than the GS3 Emzoom, whereas its wheelbase is 100 mm longer.
In opposition to what will likely be its primary rival, the Proton X70, the GAC is a full 161 mm longer and 70 mm wider, plus it boasts a 70 mm longer wheelbase. In reality, it’s solely 11 mm shorter and decrease than the brand-new, sixth-generation Honda CR-V, whereas its width (+35 mm) and wheelbase (+49 mm) each shade its Japanese competitor’s.
Underneath the bonnet, the Emkoo is accessible with a alternative of 1.5 litre and a couple of.0 litre turbocharged petrol engines, in addition to a 2.0 litre hybrid powertrain. We’re anticipating to get the smaller of the 2 petrol choices, producing 177 PS at 5,500 rpm and 270 Nm of torque between 1,400 and 4,500 rpm, delivering a claimed gasoline consumption determine of 6.8 litres per 100 km on the WLTP cycle. It’s paired to a seven-speed moist dual-clutch transmission, with drive despatched to the entrance wheels solely.
Sharing its International Platform Modular Structure (GPMA) with the GS3 Emzoom, the Emkoo is a sharp-looking crossover, with shades of new-age Peugeot on the entrance. You’ll discover massive L-shaped LED headlights and a particular “Borderless V-Form Grille” – the latter consisting of a collection of progressively bigger chevron openings filling up the entrance finish.
The chiselled sides and upswept window line kink, then again, are paying homage to the Lexus NX, whereas the rear finish options slim vertical LED taillights. An aggressive tailgate spoiler and diffuser – the latter incorporating twin built-in exhaust exits – full the Emkoo’s extroverted look.
The long run-forward design continues on the within, the place the Emkoo sports activities tubular design parts on the centre air-con vents, floating centre console and door playing cards. The tech on board features a seven-inch digital instrument show and a ten.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, the latter coming with Apple CarPlay and flanked by touch-sensitive quantity and fan velocity (not temperature, weirdly sufficient) sliders on both facet.
In China, the Emkoo may be had with a bigger shows – a ten.25-inch instrument show and a 14.6-inch touchscreen – in addition to a 12-speaker Yamaha sound system. We should always level out that the automotive you see right here is solely a preview unit and isn’t consultant of the ultimate native spec.
The Emkoo’s sizeable proportions endow it with a big 638 litre boot, expandable to 1,586 litres with the rear seats folded. When it comes to driver assists, the automotive may be had with six airbags, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management, visitors jam help, lane change help, blind spot monitoring, visitors signal recognition, rear collision warning and a door opening warning.
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