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Re: Dayun Chihu EM6 (M171)

Name as published by MIIT is Chihu EM6 (驰虎), not Shuaihu. Title corrected. Range is 405 km on a battery capacity of 74 kWh.
 

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After meeting with very little success in the marketplace after three months of launch and more than one year of production, the Chihu EM6 and Yuehu* ES3 will be relaunched under new names, Yuanzhi M1 (远志M1) and Yuanlue S1 (远略S1) respectively.
https://www.autohome.com.cn/news/202009/1031017.html

P.S. Stats reveal slightly less than 1,000 units (both models combined) have been produced May 2019 through July 2020 with around 600-odd units delivered from the factory. Retail offtake till July has amounted to 319 units, of the small hatchback ("SUV") only.



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The earlier name Chihu was supposed to be the phonetic equivalent of "Cheerful" (link). The new name Yuanzhi, if taken as a single word, refers to certain herbs (Polygala); taken as a compound word, it means something like "profound purpose/goal". Yuan (远) means "distant, far, remote, profound" [as found in Geely's Yuancheng=Farizon brand], and Zhi (志) means "goal, purpose, will, determination". I only hope the name doesn't become an irony in itself whereby sales success proves to be a "remote goal"!

https://car.autohome.com.cn/pic/series/5764.html
 

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If Dayun put as much effort into marketing, as it does into naming, perhaps their sales totals would be better.
Nonetheless it's great to have our resident philologist ready to make sense of it all.:)
Thank you DMitra.
 
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