A new luxury electric SUV has been unveiled in China, with a rugged look reminiscent of a science fiction movie, great performance and a range of up to 800 km.
China’s second-largest automaker has launched a new brand of electric vehicles, intended to offer a range of military-inspired luxury SUVs.
The state car manufacturer dongfeng has announced the launch of Mengshi – which translates as ‘warrior’, according to China car news – along with its first electric civilian model, the M-Terrain.
The Mengshi M-Terrain production car will reportedly differ little from the concept car shown, which generates 800 kW and 1,000 Nm from four electric motors, helping propel the vehicle to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4, 2 seconds.
Buyers will be able to choose a long-wheelbase four-door SUV body or a short-wheelbase two-door version with a semi-enclosed tub.
The all-electric M-Terrain uses a 140kWh battery pack to deliver a claimed driving range of 500km, while an optional range extender powertrain uses a petrol engine and 66kWh battery, reducing the total power to 600 kW, for a declared total autonomy of 800 km. .
Like the GMC Hummer EV, the Mengshi M-Terrain features a “walk like a crab” mode, which allows the vehicle to move diagonally by turning the front and rear wheels in the same direction.
Air suspension can raise the car’s body height, automatically in some situations, such as walking on water, while a simulated differential lock system can improve traction in off-road environments.
The electric SUV is also expected to offer ‘Level 3’ semi-autonomous driver assistance technology.
Mengshi has previously made Humvee-inspired military vehicles powered by 4.0-liter turbodiesel engines, but the latest event marks a new direction for the company, with its new battery-powered luxury off-road vehicles expected to launch in markets. like Russia.
the 2024 Mengshi M-Terrain it is scheduled to enter production in China between July and September 2023.