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A pure-electric midsize sedan with an ambitious range exceeding 500 km, unveiled at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show. Developed on a dedicated EV platform under the codename "A26", it will be powered by an electric motor producing 150 kW/350 Nm. The model shown is near production-ready and will be built from next year at GAC New Energy's upcoming $6.5-bn mega industrial park in Panyu District. It may or may not be sold under the Trumpchi brand.

[I didn't find any interior shots at the time of this post]





https://car.autohome.com.cn/chezhan/exps107/5026.html
https://www.pcauto.com.cn/nation/1362/13629496.html
http://news.bitauto.com/xinchexiaoxi/20181116/1008865135.html
 

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The first phase of GAC New Energy's new Smart Factory has been completed and trial production of the Aion.S commenced.

Phase I of the Smart NEV Factory has a capacity of 200,000 cars p.a. and has cost about 4.7 billion RMB (~680 million USD). Total capacity will rise to 400,000 vehicles p.a. when the second phase is finished. The factory has advanced systems in place for welding and riveting aluminum, and is capable of manufacturing aluminum panels and aluminum/steel hybrid lightweight auto body structures.

The new base is situated near Shilou Town in Panyu District of Guangzhou, about 2.5 km southwest of GAC's existing manufacturing complex. Eventually, over 100 enterprises are expected to set up units for ancillary projects, drivetrains, logistics and supporting services in the adjoining supplier park. Plans call for a battery factory, R&D center, and autonomous-driving test and demonstration area to be established as well. GAC New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. and associates/partners will be investing a total of 45 billion RMB (~6.5 billion USD) in the entire industrial park around the Smart NEV Factory, which is going to be one of the world's largest automotive investments at a single location in recent history.

The Aion.S uses a new EV platform dubbed GEP (GAC Electric Platform). At launch, GAC NE will equip the car with at least L2 autonomy and will aim to provide L3 capabilities soon after.





http://news.bitauto.com/zonghexinwen/20181223/1009238742.html
https://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201812/927530.html
https://www.autohome.com.cn/tech/201812/927508.html
 

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Aion.s

Aion.S launched, less than six months after reveal! Range is 410 km or 510 km depending on battery pack.

https://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201904/934492.html#pvareaid=102624

With EVs, GAC NE has demonstrated a smooth, professional way of running its operations (Geely too), without getting mired in arguments, resorting to excuses or sob stories, or throwing unnecessary tantrums unlike some other "disruptors" in the field.

I am a little confused re: whether to call this "Trumpchi" or not, as pictures show production cars carrying the badge "Guangqi Chuanqi (广汽传祺)" at the rear, however, "Aion" itself serves as a sort of sub-brand.
 

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