Brabus, Wey unveil their first jointly designed car at IAA 2019
Chinese car marque Wey and German auto customization shop Brabus have officially introduced the VV7 GT Pro at the recently started Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2019.
It was in spring earlier this year that the media first learned about Great Wall’s desire to enlist the help of Brabus in the automotive design aspect. Great Wall is a Chinese corporation that owns the Wey brand, among many others.
The renowned German tuner has designed an aggressive-looking body kit for the car, with some components made of carbon fiber. It also fitted the VV7 GT Pro with unique 22-inch wheels.
Technically, the newcomer is a plug-in hybrid vehicle. It comes powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 227 hp (169 kW) and an unspecified electric motor. A seven-speed robotic transmission delivers the power to the wheels. The SUV goes 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and has around 70 kilometers (43 miles) of all-electric range.
Wey intends to start conquering the automotive market of Europe in 2021, launching two all-new cars there. One of those will be based on the Wey-S Concept featured in the video here.
Editor Andrew Raspopov