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GAC Aion appoints Tan Chong’s Warisan TC as M’sia distributor of its EVs – below identical roof as ICE vehicles

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GAC Aion appoints Tan Chong’s Warisan TC as M’sia distributor of its EVs – under same roof as ICE cars

We’ve simply seen the Aion S Plus on Malaysian roads, and right here’s the affirmation that the EV model is ready to enter our market. China’s GAC Aion has appointed Tan Chong’s Warisan TC as the only real and unique distributor of the previous’s electrical vehicles in Malaysia.

In a Bursa submitting, reported by The Edge, Warisan TC stated that it’s answerable for importing, distributing, promoting and performing after-sales companies for GAC Aion’s EVs in Malaysia. The settlement is for a time period of three years.

Established in 2017, the Aion model is owned by GAC Aion New Vitality Vehicle, which is a subsidiary of the GAC Group. Guangzhou Vehicle Group’s Malaysian accomplice for its namesake model is Warisan TC, which signifies that each GAC’s ICE vehicles and EVs are below one roof in Malaysia.

Aion S Plus EV testing in Malaysia – click on to enlarge

In Could 2023, GAC and Warisan TC introduced a CKD native meeting programme price over RM60 million. It’s GAC’s first CKD programme not simply in ASEAN, however on the planet. The primary fruit of this marriage – the GAC GS3 B-segment SUV – is ready to debut this yr.

For those who didn’t catch our current submit on the Aion S Plus, it’s Aion’s flagship electrical sedan that was launched in China in June 2021. There, the Aion S Plus could be had in NEDC ranges of 410 km, 510 km and 602 km, with costs ranging from 139,600 yuan (RM90,727) after authorities subsidies.

A 204 hp/350 Nm electrical motor pushes the sedan from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, however what’s distinctive is the claimed best-in-the-world aerodynamics of 0.211 Cd. Regardless of that, it doesn’t ‘look very aero’, in contrast to the Hyundai Ioniq 6.

GAC Aion appoints Tan Chong’s Warisan TC as M’sia distributor of its EVs – under same roof as ICE cars

The Aion S Plus is 4,810 mm lengthy and 1,880 mm vast, which places it across the measurement of a Toyota Camry, which is 75 mm longer however 40 mm narrower than the Aion. The EV’s 2,750 mm wheelbase is round that of a Civic FE. The taped-up automotive we see right here has typical door handles although, not the flush ones seen in Aion’s official pictures, and the wheels aren’t of the flowery aero selection.

So, it seems to be just like the Aion S Plus is all set to be the following electrical automotive to make the most of Malaysia’s tax-free window for CBU EVs. After all, the model has SUVs too – try the LX Plus and V right here. What do you suppose?

GALLERY: Aion S Plus

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