Shanghai (Gasgoo)- China's fledgling EV startup AIWAYS recently released its first model, the U5 ION in Shanghai. Positioned as an A+ class SUV model with an expected price range between RMB 200,000 and 300,000, the AIWAYS U5 ION will be presented at Auto China 2018 and is scheduled to hit the market in 2019.
It is said that AIWAYS has built up two products platforms, the GES and the MAS, and will have a mass-produced new model per 30 months in the future. The MAS platform can cover A, A+ and B class models with wheelbases vary from 2,700mm to 3,000mm. At the same time, the platform supports at least 15 models covering SUV, sedan, MPV, crossover and pickup.
The U5 ION looks beautiful, aggressive, dynamic and masculine thanks to its double-colored body, floated roof, LED front headlights connected with the intake grille, upward sidelines as well as obvious waistlines and side skirts. It bears the badge in the middle of its well-rounded front end. The new model adopts a pulling-through design style for its tail lights at the rear end, which not only echoes the design style at its front end, but also uplift the recognition of the whole model.
It boasts a comfortable, premium and stylish interior with a high-tech cabin. Adopting a floated design idea for its interior, the model boasts a 12.3-inch vertically-installed large screen, a 10.25-inch digitalized instrument panel and a rear-seat information end. Car owners can interact with these cutting-edge configurations via key, touching, voicing and gesturing.
With an all-new interior design idea, customers can design and customize their desired interior, thanks to the flexible options for interior combination. What's more, the new model offers customer-exclusive biological ID to secure safety. What's worth mentioning, the U5 ION carries the L2 autonomous driving function, enabling the U5 ION to be more advanced than at the models in its same class. With a wide variety of high-tech amenities, such as vehicle-pedestrian interaction, environment monitoring, life sensing, the model delivers a safer experience for both drivers and passengers.
The U5 ION is slated to come with the AI-Power energy pack, which is available with autonomous wireless electric charging. Besides, the AIWAYS also offers various battery options, with which customers can choose suitable pack in accordance with their needs.
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