China launches another low-cost, high-range hybrid SUV
SWM, an automaker and part of Brilliance Auto Group, has announced the pricing for its part-electric Tiger SUV. The car, which can travel up to 1,000 km (621 miles) once you top up the tank and the battery, will be available soon starting from 99,900 Yuan (currently 14,724 USD).
Dubbed the Big Tiger EDi, the vehicle is 4,605 mm (180 in) long and has 2,780 mm (108.6 in) between the axles. It is therefore the same size as its petrol version. The design is different, however, with a solid panel where the grille used to be and a larger 10.25-inch head unit inside. The steering wheel is new, and there are more finishes to choose from. The plentiful physical controls haven’t gone anywhere, to the joy of everyone hating touchscreens.
The only electric motor available makes 142 PS (140 hp / 104 kW) and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque. A compact LiFePo4 battery runs dry after 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range. However, with the gas engine set to generate additional power for the main motor, you can drive as far as 1,000 km (621 miles) on a full tank. The engine has 1.5 liters of displacement and makes 102 PS (101 hp / 76 kW) along with 126 Nm (93 lb-ft) of torque.
Buyers will be able to choose from two and three seat rows for the cabin. The three-row SUV will ship with two separate seats in the middle row by default and a bench seat for three in the back. Going for the top trim will cost you 123,900 Yuan (18,259 USD).
Editor Andrew Raspopov
Source:Forma car News
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