Dong Che Daily | Xiaopeng G9 will be replaced with a new logo / Audi concept sports car debut in China / Electrification is destroying the small car town in Japan


  • Audi skysphere China debut
  • Los Angeles Auto Show: Fisker officially releases electric SUV
  • Hyundai launches electric concept SUV Seven
  • Xiaopeng’s new Logo is officially unveiled, and Xiaopeng G9 will adopt
  • Changan UNI-V interior design released on November 21st
  • WEY Macchiato PHEV officially launched
  • Nissan will replace some special purchases with general semiconductors
  • Electrification is destroying the small car town in Japan
  • Wenyuan Zhixing reached strategic cooperation with GAC Group and Ruqi Travel
  • Waymo and UPS intend to expand cooperation with unmanned trucks
  • Red Bull suspects Mercedes tail wing violation
  • "Past and Present" of Car Seat Belts
  • Today's topic: What was the first car you drove?

Audi skysphere China debut

Do you still remember the super handsome Audi Skysphere that Dong Chejun brought to you in August? Now, it really comes.

On the eve of the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show, the Audi skysphere concept car ushered in its debut in China. The shock brought by the real car is much more than the previous live broadcast.

The biggest feature of this two-seater pure electric sports car is that it can be long or short. The dynamic characteristics of the body can be adjusted by changing the wheelbase to complete the switching of the driving mode.

For more features of this car, you can read this article .

In addition, Audi also prepared for us a four-door large-scale GT coupe. The overall design language of the Grandsphere is similar to that of Skysphere, and adopts a side-by-side door design.

Audi said that the car is based on L4 level autopilot technology. In autopilot mode, the steering wheel and pedals will be hidden under the dashboard, making the interior space more open.

Although Audi's emphasis on L4 autonomous driving has not yet been implemented, advanced concepts are often the first step to success.

Los Angeles Auto Show: Fisker officially releases electric SUV

American electric vehicle start-up Fisker officially released their first pure electric SUV-Ocean yesterday.

With this Ocean, Fisker will join Lucid's ranks and challenge Tesla's leading position in battery technology.

Fisker said that they adopted Ningde era technology. The Ocean Ultra version, which is priced at US$49,999 (approximately 318,800 yuan), has a range of 547 kilometers, which is more competitive than the Model Y long-range version, which has a battery life. The mileage is 531 kilometers, and the price has reached 58990 US dollars (about 376,200 yuan).

The company's founder is Henrik Fisker (Henrik Fisker), a former Aston Martin designer. (Gasgoo)

No matter at home or abroad, everyone is looking at Tesla.

Hyundai launches electric concept SUV Seven

Hyundai today released a new concept SUV called Seven, which is based on Hyundai's electric modular platform E-GMP. The upcoming Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV6 are also built on this platform.

Hyundai claims that Seven will support 350kW fast charge, which can charge from 10% to 80% in 20 minutes, and has a range of more than 480 kilometers.

This concept car has a side-by-side door design, two independent seats that can move and rotate, and an "L"-shaped sofa. Hyundai emphasizes that its interior covers are made of recycled materials such as bamboo.

Dong Chejun likes this design without a trunk.

Xiaopeng’s new Logo is officially unveiled, and Xiaopeng G9 will be the first to adopt

This afternoon, Xiaopeng Motors officially announced on the brand renewal day that the company's brand will usher in a new upgrade and the brand will be redefined as a "future travel explorer."

For this reason, Xiaopeng Motors also introduced a new Logo, which changed the original four parts into two left and right parts, and the four corners are sharper, which is closer to the blades of the Xiaopeng Flying Car.

At the same time, Xiaopeng Automobile also announced that the new Logo will appear on the upcoming mid-to-large pure electric SUV G9.

Xiaopeng Motor’s founder and chairman He Xiaopeng said at the event that the Xiaopeng G9 will be officially released at the Guangzhou Auto Show. From the previously exposed news, the car and Xiaopeng P7 are produced on the same platform and will be equipped with more advanced Autopilot system and lidar support XPILOT 4.0.

Let me just say that when my colleague at the scene sent me a picture, I felt that the logo was not right, it turned out to be a new logo.

Changan UNI-V interior design released on November 21st

Changan Automobile has already launched two SUVs, the UNI-T and UNI-K. In order to expand the product matrix of the UNI series, Changan Automobile will also launch the UNI-V, the first sedan in the series.

At present, the exterior and interior design of UNI-V has surfaced.

The new car adopts a family-style design style, highly recognizable, and the overall shape is very sporty. The taillights are also very exquisite in shape, and even come with an active rear wing.

In the interior, the instrument, central control, seat and central armrest all use asymmetrical design, which is very modern, the use of colors and lines are very young, and the overall layout is similar to UNI-K.

In terms of power, the UNI-V will be equipped with a 1.5T engine with a maximum power of 185 horsepower. The data is not so eye-catching. However, Changan will also provide a 2.0T version and a hybrid version for consumers to choose from. I believe it will have a good power performance. .

The actual car will be released on November 21, and mass production will have to wait until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

WEY Macchiato PHEV officially launched

Last night, the WEY Macchiato PHEV was officially launched, with a price range of RMB 166,800 to 177,800, using a plug-in hybrid power system.

The appearance and interior of the new car are no different from the DHT models, so I won’t go into details, and it’s worth talking about its hybrid system.

This plug-in hybrid system consisting of a 1.5L self-priming engine + motor has a comprehensive power of 268 horsepower, a torque of 410N·m, and its energy consumption performance is also quite eye-catching.

Officially, it has a battery life of 1100 kilometers with full fuel and electricity, a combined fuel consumption of 0.8L per 100 kilometers, a fuel consumption of 4.4L at a loss of electricity, and a pure electric battery life of 110 kilometers.

At present, the Lemon Smart Hybrid DHT will be the main direction of Wei Brand in the next few years.

Nissan will replace some special purchases with general semiconductors

According to the Nikkei Chinese website, Nissan has begun to adjust some of the car's design in response to the global semiconductor shortage.

Nissan recently replaced some general-purpose products that can be used in industrial machinery with those previously used for brakes and other parts that require special order. As the general supplies increase, their costs will also drop.

A car needs about 400-500 semiconductors, and Nissan replaces about 10% of them. In addition, Suzuki, Mazda and Subaru also changed some of their designs in order to switch to easy-to-procure semiconductors.

In order to deliver as soon as possible, car companies are really trying their best.

Electrification is destroying the small car town in Japan

Japan is a big country of automobile production. In the entire automobile production supply chain, in addition to giants such as Nissan and Toyota, there are countless large and small parts suppliers.

But with the transformation of automobiles to electrification, these companies must find a new way out in the next ten years.

Shizuoka Prefecture, one of Japan's car manufacturing centers, established a "Next-Generation Automotive Research Institute" in 2018 to assist local companies in the transformation. However, many small suppliers with meager profits find it difficult to come up with excess funds to expand into other areas.

Consulting firm Arthur D. Little predicts that if the auto industry fully shifts to electric vehicles, 300,000 jobs in Japan may disappear.

At present, many parts and components manufacturing companies in Japan are facing transformation difficulties. If you want to know more, you can read this article .

Wenyuan Zhixing reached strategic cooperation with GAC Group and Ruqi Travel

Today, WeRide, an L4 autonomous driving company, announced that it has reached a strategic cooperation with GAC Group and its mobile travel platform Ruqi Travel to start the comprehensive upgrade of the design, development and mass production of the robotaxi pre-installed model of the autonomous driving taxi.

At present, GAC Trumpchi AION S equipped with WeRide Sensor Suite 4.0, the latest sensor suite of Wenyuan Zhixing, has been connected to the Ruqi travel platform. At the upcoming Guangzhou Auto Show, the test ride experience will be opened to the public for the first time.

GAC Group claims that users will be able to call Robotaxi through Ruqi Travel App next year to experience autonomous driving travel services.

Can the dream of a self-driving car pick me up from get off work finally come true?

Waymo and UPS intend to expand cooperation with unmanned trucks

According to The Verge report, Waymo, a driverless company under Google's parent company Alphabet, announced yesterday that it will expand its partnership with UPS (United Parcel Service) and use driverless trucks to help the express company deliver packages.

Waymo said that this cooperation will be launched in the next few weeks, and large trucks equipped with its fifth-generation Waymo Drive technology will serve UPS's North American air transport department between Dallas Fort Worth and Houston.

Waymo and UPS said that this pilot will help assess the impact of driverless technology on safety and efficiency.

Not only "shipping people" but also "shipping goods".

Red Bull suspects Mercedes tail wing violation

According to AmuS reports, Red Bull suspects that the lower fins of the Mercedes car's rear wing will bend downwards at high speeds, creating a DRS (variable tail) effect that reduces air resistance in straights.

Because it will be covered by the upper rear wing, this change is difficult to observe from the outside of the car. A former Mercedes employee who worked at Red Bull told Red Bull this information.

In fact, Red Bull has reported this issue to the FIA ​​twice and provided a lot of supporting materials. Mercedes is also aware of Red Bull's actions. The FIA ​​believes that Mercedes needs to explain and explain at a certain stage.

The 2021 season can be said to be the best season since the hybrid era. There are currently three races left. Who will win the annual championship?

"Past and Present" of Car Seat Belts

When it comes to car safety, most people think of seat belts the first time. But, do you know how seat belts come from?

The earliest seat belt was invented by the British engineer George Cayley in the 19th century to prevent passengers from falling off the carriage.

In the car, the first model with a standard seat belt is the Saab 93 GT 750. However, the seat belts installed on the car at that time were all two-point seat belts tied to the waist. In the event of a collision, this type of seat belt could not prevent the driver's head from hitting the steering wheel.

It wasn't until 1958 that Volvo Cars safety engineer Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt, and the seat belt began to spread all over the world.

In 1963, Volvo realized the standard seat belts for all series, and the first model equipped with three-point seat belts was Volvo PV544.

In addition, we can also see four-point, five-point, and even six-point seat belts on the car. This kind of seat belt can firmly fix the driver on the seat, but it is not in daily use. It is inconvenient, so it usually only appears on the field. (Love Car)

Today's topic: What was the first car you drove?

The recent news that SAIC Volkswagen is about to suspend production of Santana has aroused heated discussions among many car fans. In this regard, SAIC Volkswagen said, "Currently, Santana's production, sales, and service are all being carried out in an orderly manner, and terminal sales are stable."

At present, Santana is regarded as the most entry-level car of SAIC Volkswagen. It is precisely because of the low price, the limited profit of SAIC Volkswagen, and the pressure of fuel consumption points, this also casts a shadow on Santana's future.

For many people, Santana is the first car they drove. I wonder what was the first car you drove?

The author is a bit busy and writes the introduction later.

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