The Qiyuan A07 is available in three EREV variants and two BEV variants, a strategy that has been proven by local EV makers to be more effective in gaining sales than just offering BEVs.
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Qiyuan, a new sub-brand of Chinese auto giant Changan Automobile, has launched its first model, the A07, which is available in both extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) versions, a strategy that has proven more effective in gaining sales for local EV makers than just offering BEVs.
Qiyuan officially launched the A07 at an event yesterday, offering five versions of the model, including three EREV versions and two BEV versions.
Its starting prices for the three EREV versions are RMB 155,900 ($21,320), RMB 164,900 and RMB 175,900 respectively. The two BEV versions start at RMB 166,900 and RMB 176,900 respectively.
The Qiyuan A07 is a mid-to-large-size sedan with length, width and height of 4,905 mm, 1,910 mm and 1,480 mm respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,900 mm.
The model is slightly smaller and less expensive than BYD's flagship sedan, the Han EV, which measures 4,995 mm in length, 1,910 mm in width and 1,495 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,920 mm.
The Qiyuan A07 is equipped with a rear-mounted single motor, with the EREV version having a slightly weaker motor than the BEV version.
The Qiyuan A07 EREV has a peak motor power of 160 kW and a peak torque of 320 Nm. It is equipped with the same range-extender as the Deepal SL03, with a displacement of 1.5L and up to 70 kW.
With this powertrain, the Qiyuan A07 EREV takes 7.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour.
The EREV is powered by a 28.39-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack with a CLTC battery range of up to 200 km.
The Qiyuan A07 BEV is powered by an electric motor with a peak power of 190 kW and peak torque of 320 Nm, the same as the company's other new energy brand, the Deepal SL03 BEV. The model accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.9 seconds.
The BEV comes with a battery pack with a capacity of 58.1 kWh and has a CLTC range of 515 kilometers.
Qiyuan is an EV brand that was officially launched on August 27, and Changan said at the time that the brand's product matrix will include the A-series, Q-series and E0-series.
Qiyuan will release four models within the year, including the A05, A06, A07 and Q05, and by 2025, the brand's product matrix will have 10 products sold globally, Changan said at the time.
Currently, Changan has new energy brands under its umbrella, including Qiyuan, Deepal and Avatr.
($1 = RMB 7.3113)