Aion’s Jaguar I-Pace lookalike now available to pre-order
Aion, a subordinate automotive brand of the China-based Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), has launched sales of its second car, the all-electric LX SUV. Let us take a closer look at it.
The Aion LX comes based on the GEP modular architecture and measures 4,786 mm (15.7 ft.) long, 1,935 mm (6.35 ft.) wide an 1,685 mm (5.53 mm) tall with a wheelbase spanning 2,920 mm (9.58 ft.). The dimensions are virtually identical to those of the Jaguar I-Pace, which the car obviously strives to imitate in some respects.
In turn, the cabin draws inspiration from the modern Mercedes-Benz lineup. Lined up with brown genuine leather stitched with a diamond pattern, it houses power-adjustable front seats and even offers retractable ottomans for maximum comfort.
The entry-level trim ships with a 184-hp (137-kW) engine and a 75 kWh battery on board. Its NEDC-rated range lies in the 503 – 520 km (313 – 323 mile) area. The intermediate trim offers 204 hp (152 kW) and a 93 kWh battery, which translates into 650 km (404 miles) of range. The range-topping Aion LX features dual engines (one per axle) and delivers up to 408 hp (304 kW) to the ground. Its range is estimated at 600 km (3734 miles).
The SUV starts at 250,000 Chinese Yuan (ca. 35,000 USD). As a bonus, the manufacturer pledges to provide all customers with 24/7 support, free electric scooters for all periods of repairs or scheduled maintenance. It even goes as far as to promise vehicle recovery via helicopter after an accident.
Editor Andrew Raspopov