Seven months ago, Dong Chehui came to Shanghai and took a look at the Galaxy L7, which was not yet on the market at the time. At that time, holding the camera, I didn’t know the huge energy contained in the hybrid SUV in front of me.
On the inside of the storage compartment on the passenger side of the Geely Galaxy L7, there is this sentence printed on it:
NEVER GIVE UP. (Never give up)
Even the staff on the side were unaware of this small detail.
Some people think that describing the Galaxy L7 as a "hot-selling miracle" is a bit exaggerated, but in fact, the 150,000-yuan new energy market is already a red sea of fierce competition.
Facing the encirclement of Song PLUS DM-i, Xiaolong MAX and Haval H6 DHT-PHEV, Geely Galaxy L7 completed the miracle of sales from 0 to 10,000 units in only 33 days, proving its strength to the market.
Seven months later, Geely built a new energy sedan, the Galaxy L6, based on the e-CMA platform. This time, can it repeat the sales miracle of the L7?
Don’t look at naming, look at ability
Unlike a certain car company from Baoding, Geely has always been a car company that pays attention to design inheritance.
The Galaxy L6 follows the L7's "eaves and bucket arch" shaped daytime running lights, and also has a large area of white space on the front face. The difference is that this time the Galaxy L6 cleverly integrates the air intake into the daytime running lights, and its internal structure is more precise than the L7. Simple.
Peering inside through the air intake, the highly acclaimed 8848 intelligent electric hybrid system on the Galaxy L7 has been moved intact into the cabin of the Galaxy L6. Ignoring the strange name "8848", this power system is still worth talking about.
Perhaps due to changes in product form, the same power system has shown better results on the Galaxy L6. According to official data, the maximum power of this power system is 287kW, the peak torque reaches 535Nm, and the actual measurement time is 6.3 seconds.
If BYD DM-i emphasizes ultimate energy saving, 8848 intelligent electric hybrid pursues an excellent balance between performance and fuel consumption.
A zero-to-100 acceleration may not mean anything. When evaluating a power system, top speed is also a key indicator, and the Galaxy L6's top speed can reach 247km/h – which is higher than the top speed of many pure fuel vehicles.
Generally speaking, the top speed of new energy vehicles is greatly limited by the motor speed. The Geely Galaxy L6 can run up to 247km/h, which is inseparable from its 3-speed DHT Pro intelligent electric drive system.
This set of DHT Pro is the industry's first P1+P2 dual-motor smart electric drive that implements full-speed parallel mode. When you step on the accelerator deeply at the start, the P1 motor will immediately assist in driving and start briskly; when the speed is above 20km/h, the system will Entering parallel mode, this speed is much lower than the 70km/h of Japanese hybrid models.
If you step on the accelerator deeply at a speed of 80km/h, DHT Pro will switch from 3rd gear to 2nd gear, instantly releasing 2680Nm of wheel-side torque, allowing for easy overtaking. According to officials, the Geely Galaxy L6 can accelerate from 80-120km/h in only 3.7 seconds.
In terms of energy consumption, the Thor electric hybrid engine with the highest thermal efficiency of 44.26% and DHT Pro can control the feed fuel consumption of Galaxy L6 to 4.55L/100km, and the comprehensive cruising range reaches 1370km.
For an urban A-class family sedan, the Galaxy L6 also takes into account pure electric usage scenarios. It is equipped with batteries with three capacities of 9.11kWh, 18.7kWh and 19.09kWh, bringing two pure electric ranges of 60km and 125km to satisfy Short distance commuting needs.
From inside the cabin to outside the cabin
At the just-concluded Galaxy L6 product launch conference, in addition to this hybrid system, Geely also emphasized the innovation of Galaxy L6 in human-vehicle interaction.
To put it simply, this car can "speak".
At present, the interaction of models of the same level only stays at the car-machine functions such as navigation and entertainment in the car, which is still "human-computer interaction". However, the Geely Galaxy L6 has reached the level of "human-vehicle interaction" outside the car.
Imagine that when you walk out of the supermarket with heavy objects in both hands and want to open the trunk, the most convenient solution at present is undoubtedly the sensor tailgate that can be opened by kicking. But for Galaxy L6 owners, they only need to open the trunk with a kick. A word from outside the car: Open the trunk.
Not just the trunk, Geely said that the Galaxy L6 has launched a human-vehicle voice interaction function for 10 travel scenarios such as heating the car, refueling, self-introduction, camping, shopping, and safety reminders, and can even let the vehicle "speak" on your behalf, such as Alert pedestrians, communicate with gas station employees, etc.
Of course, remember to turn off the engine after finishing speaking.
Back inside the car, the Galaxy L6 puts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip and Galaxy N OS operating system into the 13.2-inch central control screen. It is developed and designed around the operating logic of mobile phones and tablets, while removing all the controls in the car. physical buttons——
Although it may not necessarily be a good thing from an experience point of view, it does show Geely's confidence in Galaxy N OS to a certain extent.
Promoting change requires top-down approach
Between 2010 and 2020, China's automobile market experienced an unprecedented change.
During this period, China's own brands gradually rose to prominence in the market and began to compete directly with internationally renowned joint venture brands. In this competition, both sides have different strategies and advantages.
Self-owned brand models quickly emerged during this period, mainly due to their configuration advantages.
Compared with joint venture brand models in the same price range, independent brands usually provide richer configurations, ranging from interior materials to more comfortable suspension orientations, or more radical entertainment systems and assisted driving systems. Independent brands always focus on "cost-effectiveness", although sometimes they don't admit it.
Regardless of the communication caliber, they have successfully allowed consumers with limited budgets to enjoy more comfortable configurations.
Take the Borui as an example. This is a mid-size sedan launched by Geely Automobile in 2015. This model not only fully leverages the configuration advantages of its own brand, but more importantly, it marks a major change in Geely's brand image.
Borui is Geely Automobile's first model to introduce Volvo Cars' safety technology concepts. The development of this model was led by former Volvo Vice President Peter Horbury, which made Borui outstanding in terms of safety, driving performance and comfort. Not a small improvement.
The success of Borui has laid a solid foundation for Geely Automobile to further develop the mid-to-high-end market. Everyone is familiar with the following story. Geely's new brand LYNK & CO, released in Berlin, Germany in 2016, is a vivid example.
In the process of Geely Automobile's layout in the mid-to-high-end market, its R&D and production of entry-to-mid-range models have also been significantly improved. Today, "cost-effectiveness" is no longer the only advantage of its own brands.
The Geely Galaxy L6 released today is a good example.
Different from the popular product "998 Prince" Qin PLUS DM-i, what Geely Galaxy gives consumers is not a "extremely economical" hybrid car. It is the Galaxy L6 that is more avant-garde, more comfortable and better to drive. The goal.
Geely's top-down path will bring no harm to Galaxy users. Next, the Galaxy L6, which inherits the power of Thor, will also drive Geely's sales from the bottom up, replicating the L7's Sales volume is miraculous.
As for Qin PLUS DM-i, let’s leave it to the Emgrand L HiP Champion Edition.
Attached: Galaxy L6 prices for each version
60km AIR: 115,800 yuan;
60km PLUS: 122,800 yuan;
125km MAX: 142,800 yuan;
125km starship: 149,800 yuan.
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