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EV marque Arcfox to debut at the Geneva show

19-02-2019 15:29
Chinese car manufacturer BAIC created Arcfox as a sub-brand dedicated to EVs in 2016

Chinese car manufacturer BAIC created Arcfox as a sub-brand dedicated to EVs in 2016. However, up until now it remained more or less obscure for the European customers. Things may change at the Geneva Motor Show, where the company will present itself and demonstrate two of its new cars.

The first one is a supercar called Arcfox-7. Based on the concept vehicle of the same name, it sports a design by Walter de Silva, former VW Chief Designer.

The few available teasers make it hard to say anything conclusive about the Arcfox-7. The manufacturer claims the car has an all-carbon body and accelerates 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.7 seconds. No detailed engine specs are given, but we can compare it to the Arcfox-7 Concept, which had a drivetrain rated at 611 hp (456 kW) and 1,050 Nm (774 lbft) of torque, and performed the standard sprint in 2.9 seconds.

According to some sources, the Arcfox-7 may enter the domestic market in China priced at 10,000,100 Chinese Yuan.

The other debutant is a large family SUV/minivan. The company doesn’t reveal any further details, including even its name. Though “Arcfox-3” and “Arcfox-5” are both fair guesses.

Late last year, BAIC announced it was building an “intelligent Arcfox factory” in Beijing. This is where all cars of the new Chinese brand will be produced.

Photo: pcauto.com.cn



Reporter Artem Sukhanov
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