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CATL, Changan and Huawei introduce an electric SUV

11-04-2022 11:30
The Avatr 11 is a battery-powered all-roader co-designed by Avatr brand founders CATL, Changan and Huawei. Sales will begin later in the year starting with the MMW Edition, a limited run named after Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.

The Avatr 11 is a battery-powered all-roader co-designed by Avatr brand founders CATL, Changan and Huawei. Sales will begin later in the year starting with the MMW Edition, a limited run named after Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.

On the outside, the production car looks indistinguishable from the concept unveiled last year. Built on a unitized architecture, the Avatr 11 is 4,880 mm (190.6 inches) long, 1,970 mm (77 inches) wide and 1,601 mm (62.5 inches) tall with 2,975 mm (116.2 inches) between the axles. Interestingly enough, it is not a five-door vehicle: when the trunk lid opens, the rear window stays in place.

The interior, which is shown for the first time since the announcement, houses a large infotainment touchscreen in the middle, an oddly shaped audio speaker, a standalone display for the front passenger, and sport seats.

Powering the Avatr 11 are two electric motors jointly rated at 578 PS (570 hp / 425 kW), which enable it to sprint 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in three seconds. The traction battery stores upwards of 90 kWh of juice and yields up to 600 km (373 miles), but the manufacturer says the number will be improved by around 100 km (62 miles) in the future. A 240kW charger replenishes the charge from 30 to 80 percent within just 15 minutes.

Another major feature comes in the guise of a sophisticated autopilot system equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, six millimeter-precision radars, three LiDARs, and a powerful CPU.

Sales will start with 500 MMW Edition units, after which other trims will become available.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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