- Tesla Model S/X Plaid price to be announced at Guangzhou Auto Show
- China Automobile Research Institute crash test: Hechuang Z03 only won three stars
- BYD pickup exposed, with super long battery life
- Subaru Impreza With STI Package To Be Debuted In Japan
- Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Legendary Edition launched, starting at RMB 898,000
- New Rolls-Royce Phantom to debut at Guangzhou auto show, add connected services
- Zhu Xiaotong steps down as legal representative of Tesla Shanghai
- LG Group may become a partner in Apple's car project
- Geely took Weimar to court and won the first instance
- Li Bin: Weilai mobile phone does not compete with Xiaomi and Huawei
The price of Tesla Model S/X Plaid will be announced at the Guangzhou Auto Show
Recently, Tesla said that the Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid, which have been on the domestic tour for a while, will soon announce the prices during the Guangzhou Auto Show. At present, their starting prices in the United States are 124,260 US dollars and 143,550 US dollars, respectively. 865,000 yuan and 999,000 yuan.
The Plaid series belong to the high-performance versions of Model S and Model X respectively, and are equipped with a three-motor power system to achieve a zero-to-hundred-kilometer acceleration of 2.1s.
China Automobile Research Institute crash test: Hechuang Z03 only won three stars
According to the latest batch of crash test results released by China Automobile Research Institute, the comprehensive score rate of Hechuang Z03 is only 71.3%, and the rating is three stars. This is the first model to receive a three-star rating after the implementation of the C-NCAP (2021 version) management rules, and Changan UNI-V is the first four-star model.
The test data shows that the pedestrian protection score rate of Hechuang Z03 is the lowest, only 59.07%, while the occupant protection score rate is 70.4%, and the active safety score rate is 80.95%.
The specific model tested is the Hechuang Z03 Chaozhi version with a distance of 510km and an official price of 158,800 yuan. On the other hand, Hechuang's first pure electric MPV will also appear at the Guangzhou Auto Show.
BYD pickup exposed, with super long battery life
Recently, Xinchuxing exclusively took spy photos of the interior of BYD pickup trucks . From the pictures, we can see that the instrumentation and central control screen of the interior part still adopt the family-style design style, and the instrumentation shows that the new car will be equipped with a super large fuel tank.
In terms of appearance, although it is covered with a thicker camouflage, it can be felt that the style will be more hardcore, which is also in line with the positioning of the pickup. According to outside sources, BYD pickup will adopt a plug-in hybrid power system, which is expected to support the matching of two versions of 1.5T/2.0T.
Subaru Impreza With STI Package To Be Debuted In Japan
According to a report from motor1 , in the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2023, Subaru will display a variety of models, the highlight being the Japanese version of the new Impreza, and also showing the STI performance kit. At this November's Los Angeles Auto Show, the Impreza's sixth-generation North American-spec model debuted, offering 2.0L and 2.5L boxer engine options.
In addition, the Subaru Levorg STI Spot will appear in the form of a mass-produced prototype. It is equipped with a 2.4T engine, which is both suitable for home use and extremely fun to drive. At the auto show, Subaru will also launch a concept car equipped with BOOST GEAR off-road kits for Crosstrek and Rex models.
Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Legendary Edition launched, starting at RMB 898,000
On December 26, the Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Legendary Edition was launched. It is based on the Defender HSE version and is equipped with 90 and 110 models. As a model with commemorative significance, the body and interior of Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Legend Edition adopt the same Grasmere green paint of the 1948 Series I model in many places, and the body is equipped with the exclusive 75th anniversary commemorative logo.
This time, the Defender family also brought a third member, the pre-sale of the Defender 130 model starts at 1.198 million yuan. Compared with the 110 model, the body length of the 130 is increased by about 34 cm under the premise of the same wheelbase. The seats adopt a 2+3+3 layout and can seat up to 8 people.
On the other hand, there are reports that Land Rover Defender plans to launch a pure electric version, which may be unveiled around 2025 and delivered in 2026. Based on the same MLA platform, the Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport pure electric models are expected to debut in 2024. Still, it's a gasoline-electric compatible platform.
New Rolls-Royce Phantom to debut at Guangzhou auto show, add connected services
The new Rolls-Royce Phantom will be unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show, but this time there will be little changes. The details of the exterior and interior will be upgraded, and Rolls-Royce Internet services will be added. Among the new functions, through the Rolls-Royce owner exclusive club application, car owners can send navigation information to the vehicle, and can also learn about the vehicle's safety status, current vehicle condition and location.
The upgrade of these Internet services is a piece of cake for new car companies.
Zhu Xiaotong steps down as legal representative of Tesla Shanghai
Changes from Qichacha show that Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. has undergone industrial and commercial changes. Zhu Xiaotong stepped down as the legal representative and was replaced by Wang Hao. The company was established in May 2018 with a registered capital of RMB 4.67 billion and is wholly owned by Tesla Motors Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
Although he has stepped down as a legal person, Zhu Xiaotong still serves as the chairman of Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Recently, Reuters reported that Zhu Xiaotong has now led the Shanghai team to support the United States, assisting Musk to increase local production capacity, including advancing the Cybertruck project.
This means that Zhu Xiaotong's future career has gradually shifted its focus from the Shanghai factory to Tesla's global business.
LG Group may become a partner in Apple's car project
According to news from Gasgoo, foreign media reported that Kim Dong-Won, an analyst at South Korean investment agency KB Securities, wrote in a report: Apple is working hard to build its own environmentally friendly smart car, while South Korea’s LG Group’s business covers consumer electronics. and electric vehicle batteries, so LG Group is expected to be an ideal partner for Apple.
Kim also added that "if Apple plans to sell a new car in 2026, it should start building its own electric vehicle supply chain next year." Prior to this, Bloomberg reported that Apple had scaled back its ambitious self-driving plans, pushing back the launch date by about a year, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apple Car, everyone still has to wait.
Geely took Weimar to court and won the first instance
According to Caijing Auto Report, in 2018, Geely Group sued Weimar Motors in court on the grounds of "infringement of trade secrets", demanding Weimar to pay 2.1 billion yuan in compensation and bear related litigation costs. Over the years, the case has gone through many trials, and recently ushered in the first instance verdict.
According to the verdict, Weimar needs to compensate Geely 7 million yuan, including 5 million yuan in economic losses and 2 million yuan in stopping the infringement. On the other hand, Weimar will stop using the 5 auto parts drawings on the EX5 model.
Li Bin: Weilai mobile phone does not compete with Xiaomi and Huawei
Recently, Li Bin was interviewed by the media "Chinese Entrepreneur" . When asked about why he made a mobile phone, Li Bin revealed: We do not want to compete with Xiaomi and Huawei in making mobile phones. The logic is different. You can understand it as NIO Life of Weilai. We are not going to be a clothing company or a food company, but to focus on user needs and based on our connection with users to meet their usage scenarios. Of course, this is meaningful. We Not many resources are invested.
Regarding sales, Li Bin did not set a high goal. He said: For me, the mobile phone sells hundreds of thousands of units, and half of our users buy it. If they think it is good, I am very happy. I think the goal has been achieved. Because for users, if you have already bought hundreds of thousands of cars, and then buy thousands of dollars of mobile phones, it seems that the decision-making pressure is not so great. But if you buy a cell phone worth 1,000 yuan and then a car worth 300,000 yuan, the decision-making pressure will be great. I think that except for Apple, other mobile phone companies in the world may not have such brand potential at present.
In addition, Weilai previously revealed that it will hold a separate press conference for mobile phones in 2023. Car manufacturers make mobile phones, and mobile phone manufacturers make cars. Who do you like?
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