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Guide

  • Hyundai Elantra N officially unveiled, "Broken 100" in 5.3 seconds
  • The appearance is younger, BYD's new model Yuan PLUS EV is exposed
  • Kia Jiahua four-seater version of the official map released, benchmarking Toyota Alpha
  • An Conghui, CEO of Jikrypton, responds to the problem of delivery of Jikr 001
  • Lingpao Auto completes more than 4.5 billion yuan of Pre-IPO round of financing
  • Xiaomi Auto recruits more positions, and new talent plans will be disclosed in the near future
  • Tesla Model 3 dual-motor long battery life version goes online in Hong Kong
  • Toyota acquires map and road data company to develop autonomous driving
  • 430km battery life, SAIC Volkswagen ID.3 part of battery life information exposed
  • MINI's electric vehicle sales accounted for 15% in the first half of the year
  • Japan is expected to start the "flying car" travel business in 2025
  • Cummins begins testing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines to accelerate decarbonization
  • The car can also be designed like this: Have you seen a pickup truck with a kitchen?

Hyundai Elantra N officially unveiled, "Broken 100" in 5.3 seconds

In recent years, Hyundai has actively promoted the sports image of the N Performance sub-brand. From the earliest i30 N and Phase One N to Sonata N-Line, it has gradually built a complete lineup of models.

Recently, Hyundai brought us the Elantra N.

The new car continues the Elantra's exterior design, but Hyundai adds a large number of N series kits to it. According to Hyundai, the shape of the front face of the new car is inspired by the shape of the helmet of the racer. The sides and rear of the body also have complex and sharp lines, coupled with the 19-inch multi-spoke wheels, it is full of fighting feeling.

In terms of power, Eilat N is equipped with a 2.0T turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 206kW and a peak torque of 392N·m. Hyundai matched it with an 8-speed wet DCT dual-clutch gearbox, which accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers in 5.3 seconds. What's interesting is that this new car is also equipped with a variable exhaust valve system.

The aggressiveness of this appearance is comparable to Civic Type-R (FK8).

The exterior design is younger, BYD's new model Yuan PLUS EV is exposed

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently announced the 346th batch of "Announcement on Road Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Products", and BYD's new model Yuan PLUS EV was exposed.

As can be seen from the declaration picture, Yuan PLUS EV is quite different from the cash Yuan Pro in appearance. The new car adopts the latest EV DragonFace design language, and the slender headlights with penetrating silver trim look more youthful.

Considering that the car's user group is relatively young, BYD has brought a customizable D-pillar trim for this car, which is available in a variety of colors, and the optional styling of the wheels is also very rich.

In addition to the difference in design language, the Yuan PLUS EV has also been greatly improved in body size. Compared with the 2535mm wheelbase of Yuan Pro, the wheelbase of the new car has reached 2720mm.

This size is really "PLUS".

Kia Jiahua four-seater version of the official map released, benchmarking Toyota Alpha

A few days ago, Kia released the official map of the Jiahua four-seater model. The new car has cancelled the third-row seat layout and replaced it with two rear seats made of Nappa fabric and leather. It is understood that the car locks its competitors on Toyota Alpha and other models.

New Jiahua’s rear seats have multiple electric adjustment functions, which can be adjusted through a 7-inch touch screen or a mobile phone. Not only that, this touch screen can also control other functions such as lighting, air conditioning, 21.5-inch smart TV, or a foot massager.

In addition, the rear of the car is equipped with sunshade curtains, heating/cooling cup holders, and the seat backs are also equipped with air purifiers. It is worth mentioning that the seat of the car is equipped with a function called "advanced relaxation", which can distribute the load to the hips and back.

I just want to move this set of seats home.

An Conghui, CEO of Jikrypton, responds to the problem of delivery of Jikr 001

Since June 15th, Jikrypton announced the suspension of receiving new orders for Jikrypton 001, and the controversy caused by this new car has intensified. Issues such as delays in delivery time, changes in coordination, and price changes have emerged one after another.

For this reason, An Conghui, President and CEO of Geely Automobile and CEO of Jikrypton recently apologized to car owners who have reserved Jikrypton 001, and said: Three new configuration options are open to all users, and the resulting additional investment is from Jikrypton. bear.

For users who have optional black sports components and passenger seat ventilation, their new cars will still be delivered in 2021. However, the extremely krypton 001 with the optional EC light canopy can only be delivered after the 2022 Spring Festival due to the constraints of the supply chain.

Regarding the impact of car use caused by the delay in delivery, An Conghui said that JiKr will issue specific details of the compensation plan for delayed delivery in the future.

To summarize: "I was wrong before, but now the policy is changed to be similar to the original one."

Lingpao Auto completes more than 4.5 billion yuan of Pre-IPO round of financing

It is reported that Lingpao Automobile has completed a pre-IPO round of financing of over 4.5 billion yuan, led by CICC Capital, and the Hangzhou Municipal Government has also participated in this round of financing, with an investment amount of 3 billion yuan.

According to the plan, Lingpao Automobile may submit an IPO application in the second half of this year, and it is expected to be listed on the Science and Technology Innovation Board at the end of 2021 or early 2022.

In addition, the C11, China's first smart driving chip model with fully independent intellectual property rights, will be mass-produced and launched in October.

At present, Lingpao Automobile has gone through multiple rounds of financing, and the only disclosed amount has exceeded 7 billion yuan.

Xiaomi Auto recruits more positions, and new talent plans will be disclosed in the near future

A few days ago, Xiaomi Auto has increased its recruitment positions from 24 to 25, all in the field of autonomous driving . The new talent recruitment plan will be further disclosed in the near future.

Last month, Xiaomi released recruitment information for multiple autonomous driving-related positions, involving data platforms, vehicle infrastructure, decision-making and planning, millimeter wave algorithms, development tools, front-end platform development, embedded software, control, perception, and high-precision maps. , Simulation platform, etc.

In March of this year, Xiaomi announced that the first phase of investment in car manufacturing was 10 billion yuan, and the investment is expected to be 10 billion U.S. dollars in the next 10 years.

Millet builds more than half of the car circle.

Tesla Model 3 dual-motor long battery life version goes online in Hong Kong

Tesla launched the Model 3 dual-motor long-range version in Hong Kong yesterday morning, priced at 355,000 Hong Kong dollars, or approximately RMB 295,000, with a range of 580 kilometers (WLTP).

Earlier this month, Tesla launched the Model 3 standard battery life version on the Hong Kong official website at the beginning of this month. The guide price before the new car subsidy is 299,800 Hong Kong dollars, which is approximately RMB 250,000. The range is 448 kilometers (WLTP).

It may be listed on the mainland in the future.

Toyota acquires map and road data company to develop autonomous driving

Toyota Motor recently announced that it has acquired Carmera, a map and data provider for driverless cars in the United States. This is Toyota's latest investment in the field of autonomous driving.

The two companies said in a statement that Toyota's acquisition of Carmera gives the former the ability to obtain real-time high-definition maps, which is essential for autonomous vehicles to perform automatic positioning and navigation.

Toyota has been cooperating with Carmera since 2018. The collaboration includes technology for accurately updating lane markings redrawn on high-definition maps.

In addition, Toyota also acquired the autonomous driving technology division of the ride-hailing service company Lyft for US$550 million earlier this year, and invested in Ridecell, which provides automation for the fleet business.

Don't forget that Toyota also has a TAD autopilot system (L2 level).

430km battery life, SAIC Volkswagen ID.3 part of battery life information exposed

In the latest Ministry of Industry and Information Technology "Recommended Models for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles", SAIC Volkswagen ID.3 battery life information was exposed for the first time.

The declared information shows that the new car can provide 430km of battery life, and it still uses a ternary lithium battery with an energy density of 170Wh/kg. The battery energy is 57.3kWh, and the motor uses a rear permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 180kW.

From the appearance, ID.3 uses a bright Tiffany color, the overall shape is simple and cute.

In the optional part, the new car provides three types of wheels to choose from, and there are version differences on the side panel wordmark of the car. It is expected that the new car will be divided into the PURE pure version, the PRO professional version and the 1ST first release version after the localization.

Will the sales of ID.3 be better than ID.4?

MINI's sales in the first half of the year were close to 158,000 EVs, accounting for 15% of the total

MINI recently announced more detailed data of its annual report for the first half of this year. Previously, the BMW Group announced that the total sales of MINI in the first half of this year were 157,799 vehicles.

According to data released by MINI, among the above sales, the sales of electric vehicles accounted for about 15%, about 23777 units. Among them, MINI Cooper SE occupies more than half of the market, reaching 13,454 vehicles.

In an interview with reporters, Bernard Korber, the head of MINI, said: “MINI always represents smart solutions and efficiency, so it fits perfectly with the concept of electric mobility. MINI is designed to make urban driving fun and zero emissions With the integration of travel, our customers can get a real experience."

When will it be introduced into China?

Japan is expected to start the "flying car" travel business in 2025

According to the Nikkei Chinese website, Japan Airlines (JAL) will start the "flying car" business in 2025, while ANA Holdings of Japan is also discussing entering into similar services in 2025.

The former uses an electric vertical take-off and landing two-seater drone named VoloCity with a cruising range of about 35 kilometers. The top speed can reach 110km/h. The body was developed by the German start-up Volocopter.

According to reports, JAL has signed a cooperation agreement with Mie Prefecture in southern Honshu to start a test flight, and finally commercialize the service, which can carry people to various places like a taxi. To this end, relevant regulations are currently being stepped up, and specific regulations will be finalized before 2025.

Say goodbye to the traffic jam?

Cummins begins testing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines to accelerate decarbonization

According to foreign media reports, independent engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. has begun testing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines. This company has a large technological leader in the field of gas fuel applications and power systems.

"Hydrogen fuel engines have great potential in reducing emissions and providing power and performance to customers," said Srikanth Padmanabhan, president of Cummins Engine Division. "At present, we have made significant technological advancements."

After proof-of-concept testing, Cummins plans to evaluate the engine in various on- and off-highway applications to support the company in accelerating the decarbonization of commercial vehicles.

Due to the potential for "quick refueling", hydrogen is a very promising fuel.

With the increasing number of new energy vehicles, pickup trucks will naturally also be electrified. Electric pickup trucks such as the electric Hummer and F-150 Lightning have performed well.

▲F-150 Lightning

Interestingly, after the electrification of pickup trucks, a variety of new functions have emerged in an endless stream. For example, hide a kitchen in the car.

This electric pickup truck developed and designed by the startup Rivian is called R1T. From the appearance point of view, the car is not much different from other electric pickup trucks. Where is the kitchen hiding?

In fact, on the right side of the R1T, there is a small door. After opening, the "kitchen" can be pulled out, and it also has a foldable tripod, which is very stable in structure.

Although its size is small, there are also many things that should be there. There is not only a foldable induction cooker, drawers with kitchen utensils, and even a faucet connected to a water tank.

When you don't need it, you can also take this "kitchen" down, so that there is an extra storage space in the car.

When you go camping, you can also install a folding tent at the rear of the car. With the addition of a "small kitchen", camping in the wild is just like at home.

According to reports, this pickup truck will be officially launched at the end of this month with a starting price of 70,000 US dollars. Kitchens and tents need to be purchased separately. Among them, the "kitchen" sells for $5,000, while the tent costs $2,650.

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