Properly nicely, what do we now have right here? And a sedan no much less, in a scene dominated by SUVs. Faisal Hussamuddin shared these pics on MyEVOC’s Fb web page and we’ve been looking for a match. The poster asks if that is Proton’s first ever EV present process testing?
Why EV? Properly, the automobile is parked in an EV-only lot at what appears to be like like Aeon Mall Shah Alam, and there are folks fidgeting with what seems to be a charging cable. Proton = Geely, so is that this the Geometry A? The traces don’t appear to match, so we ran the commerce plate quantity on our archives and there was a match – P 1379 A was beforehand seen on a Chery Omoda 5.
Nonetheless, none of Chery’s present sedans together with these from the Arrizo vary match the look of the thriller sedan. After some trial, error and debate, we predict that that is the Aion S Plus.
Established in 2017, China’s Aion EV model is owned by GAC Aion New Vitality Car, which is a subsidiary of the GAC Group. Guangzhou Car Group’s Malaysian accomplice is WTC Automotif, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tan Chong’s Warisan TC Holdings.
The S Plus is Aion’s flagship electrical sedan that was launched in China in June 2021. There, the Aion S Plus may 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’, not like the Hyundai Ioniq 6.
The Aion S Plus is 4,810 mm lengthy and 1,880 mm broad, 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 automobile we see right here has typical door handles although, not the flush ones seen in Aion’s official photos, and the wheels aren’t of the flamboyant aero selection.
What concerning the ‘Chery commerce plates’ then? Based on our supply, this P non permanent plate belongs to a 3rd celebration and never the carmaker. Seems that the plate has additionally been seen on a Peugeot and a sensible, so it could possibly be owned by somebody like a elements provider.
So, is GAC bringing within the Aion S Plus EV to make the most of Malaysia’s tax-free window for CBU EVs? Maybe, however what’s sure is that the aggressive-looking GS3 B-segment SUV – to be domestically assembled at Segambut – will kickstart issues for the model this yr. Try the Aion S Plus under.
GALLERY: Aion S Plus
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