Update ME7 drive 2019 – new Chinese electric crossover
The new ME7 electric crossover drive from the upgrade electric launch is officially unveiled in China on November 13, 2018, ahead of its public premiere at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Review update ME7 drive 2019-2020, first news, photos, prices, equipment and technical characteristics of a new Chinese electric crossover with two electric motors with a total power of 435 strength, a stylish exterior body design from the ex-Porsche designer and a luxurious interior with as many as 5 monitors. The electric drive upgrade ME7 will be shown at the Guangzhou Motor Show in a pre-production version and the production version of the new electric crossover will be lit up next spring at the Shanghai Auto Show and will differ from the protopapa only in minor details.
The sale of the new electric crossover upgrade ME7 drive in the Chinese market is scheduled for the 2nd half of 2019 at a price of 200-400 thousand yuan (approximately 1951-3902 million conventional units), however, excluding subsidies from the Chinese government for the purchase of environmentally friendly cars.
Our review should start with a story about a new Chinese startup upgrade based on ex-Shanghai Volkswagen manager Gangam Chalandon to create and manufacture electric vehicles. The new Chinese start-up has its own production facilities, and the new crossover upgrade ME7 drive will get on the conveyor of one of the Soueast factories. According to preliminary information, it is planned to produce 60 thousand cars a year.
However, the protagonist of the new Chinese electric upgrade launch is a more odious figure – designer Hakan Saracoglu, who created a modern, stylish and original body design for the new electric crossover upgrade ME7 drive. Prior to joining Renovate, Hakan Saracoglu worked for Porsche and Chery and have a hand in creating the exterior of the German sports car Porsche 918 Spyder and Porsche 911 RTS GT2, and Chery Arrizo 5, Arrizo 7 is Chery, Chery Tiggo, Chery Tiggo 5 and 7 So it was the former Porsche designer Hakan Saracoglu (Hakan Saracoglu) who was presented at the official event of the first-born update launch – the ME7 electric drive crossover.
The new Chinese electric crossover upgrade ME7 Drive flaunts a modern and stylish body exterior design. The car looks harmonious, but … in a strange way, the Chinese novelty is similar to the German Audi Q5 crossover and, especially, the design of the rear of the body is practically the same as the trunk. I’m not going to accuse the designer of plagiarism, but we think that Hakan Saracoglu simply took the standard Audi Q5 and changed its design to his taste. This Chinese electric crossover looks great.
Featuring new full LED headlights and LED taillights, powerful hollow body sides, huge round wheel arches filled with large 21-inch wheels with special light alloy wheels that create minimal turbulence and low profile 255/40 R21 tires and, compact side windows, stylish roof dome, supported at the rear of the original pillar.
The body is an electric crossover with excellent aerodynamics: a coefficient of 0.28 cd.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the upgrade ME7 Drive 2019-2020 are 4655mm long, 1963mm wide and 1640mm high, with a wheelbase of 2825mm.
The Chinese electric crossover car in body dimensions is very close to the new generation Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. It seems that this fact is not accidental, since the novelty is essentially a premium crossover, which is the best confirmation of the chic interior of the new Chinese electric crossover with high quality materials (genuine and artificial leather, carbon fiber) and just a great set of the most modern equipment.
In the cabin, the electric branded first-born has already been updated for 5!!! widescreen color display. In the front of the cabin in front of the driver and passenger on the front panel, a pair of 12.3-inch screen (driver’s side virtual instrument panel, and passenger’s side individual screen for the front passenger), center front panel 15.6-inch multimedia system main screen, total the width of the three touch screens installed in the front is 1460 mm … and that’s not all.
For passengers in the rear, there are two 12.8-inch touchscreen tablets mounted on the backs of the front seats.
The list of equipment for the driver’s and front passenger’s seats includes electrical adjustment, heating and ventilation, heated rear seats, driver’s face recognition system, adaptive cruise control, three-zone climate control, automatic braking system, parking assistant, surround view system, panoramic sunroof, and perhaps even Level 4 autopilot, allowing the driver to fully entrust the control of the car to electronic assistants.
Specifications update ME7 Drive 2019-2020.
The new Chinese electric crossover is a modern vehicle with fully independent front and rear suspension, traction lithium-ion batteries placed under the cabin floor, and two Bosch electric motors (one each for the front and rear axles). The power of each engine is 170 kW 330 Nm, and the total power of both engines when combined 320 kW (435 hp) is 640 Nm. The electric SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. The cruising range on a single charge is 500 km (measured on the NEDC cycle) or 700 km when driving at a speed of no more than 60 km / h.