A few days ago, General Motors' General Motors Technology Vision Day 2022 was held in Shanghai. At this meeting, General Motors also showcased more than a year of latest achievements of Ultium Alternative global electric platform and presented them to Chinese market Users and practitioners in automotive industry announced plans for GM products for new energy market in China for a certain period of time in future.
At meeting, it was announced that Buick's first large five-seat all-electric SUV based on Autotech platform will be unveiled later this year, with official deliveries to begin in first half of next year. second completely new purely electric model.
It is worth noting that Electra E5, a purely electric model of Buick brand, is listed in Ministry of Industry and Information Technology declaration catalog as a five-seat medium-large SUV. The model is built on a platform, so this official news could mean, that official release date of this model has been confirmed at brand level.
The body dimensions of Buick Electra E5 are 4892/1905/1681/(mm) and wheelbase is 2954(mm). In terms of dimensions, it is similar to Angke Qi, largest SUV in world. The Buick brand is currently on sale. The overall dimensions are half a circle smaller, but wheelbase is longer than Angke Qi, and based on advantages of electric platform, passenger space in car may be very significant in future.
The first Chevrolet model on Altetron platform is presented
As a sports and youth brand, Chevrolet unveiled its latest Altetron-based concept car, Chevrolet FNR-XE, at Advanced Technology Day. It's a four-door sedan. Although it's a concept car, its ostentatious design style doesn't seem like an irreversible design today, let alone that of Cadillac Ruige, General Motors Group's luxury brand. fi is enough, so it's not impossible to convince public that GM has ability to bring concept cars back to life.
From shape of FNR-XE, this car is a sedan with a core sporty concept. The three-dimensional shape of light group's flow-through design is very much in line with the current electric vehicle design trend.
It's just that FNR-XE product itself hasn't been announced yet, but it's almost certain that FNR-XE is a plan to electrify Chevrolet brand in Chinese market in future: design still continues sporty and personalized design concept, but on technical platform, it will adopt group's most powerful new technology to express its product strength.
Chevrolet's performance in Chinese market has been somewhat disappointing in recent years. It can be said that transformation of purely electric products has given Chevrolet brand a certain opportunity to change brand image. Performance, intelligent driving and handling characteristics. more and more appreciated by mainstream users, and Chevrolet, which is good at making high-level products, may be able to further increase its advantages on Autoneng platform.
Conclusion: Could GM become a dark horse in all-electric market?
In 2022 General Motors Technology Outlook Day, GM officially announced that it will launch more than 15 electric models based on Autoneng platform in Chinese market by 2025, including Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet brands, and even pure electric models. The Hummer SUV and other models will also be launched in China; in addition, at level of intelligent network connectivity, improved Super Cruise driving assistance system will be fully implemented on Cadillac models around 2025, and this configuration will also be extended to Buick brand, with first model most likely to be Electra E5 released at end this year.
In addition to further expanding camp on product side, front-end production capacity and internal support are also in general. As for Buick brand alone, Buick is expected to have 58 all-electric city showrooms and over 600 new energy zones by 2023, and GM is actively building its own branded charging terminals and working with third-party charging companies. Carriers are collaborating and aim to reach 400,000 chargers by 2023 in collaboration between shared brands and third-party charging operators.
At moment, from layout of product models and design of sales terminals and maintenance systems, it can be seen that GM has invested heavily in Chinese market. There is no doubt that this is due to conditions of development. of high-quality new energy vehicles in Chinese market Trust Fund, and looking back at sales of new energy vehicles this year, it can be found that Volkswagen Group has achieved significant sales growth thanks to domestic I.D. Group, but as a traditional automobile company, Volkswagen brand can be said to have tasted sweetness of widespread adoption of pure electric vehicles in Chinese market. Consider background.
General Motors, which also has a deep knowledge of platform vehicle manufacturing, may also show off its accumulated strength next year. preferences and trends of local users in Chinese market. It has more understanding than many competing companies, and years of hard work has led to maintaining a mature industrial system and guaranteeing production capacity. It is reported that in addition to Ao Te Neng, a factory in Shanghai Pudong has been invested Ao Te Neng in Wuhan. The performance award will officially begin production of models later this year to ensure sufficient production capacity, and a future "fight" between GM and Volkswagen in pure electric vehicles. should be very interesting.