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GWM’s first ‘Coffee’-enabled model dubbed WEY Mocha

Monika From Gasgoo| January 14 , 2021 18:33 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- WEY, the premium SUV brand of Great Wall Motor (GWM), said its all-new flagship SUV is named “Mocha”, whose relation to the GWM's “Coffee Intelligence” platform is apparent at the first glance.

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Teaser photo of Mocha; photo credit: WEY

As the first “Coffee”-powered vehicle, the “Mocha” will be equipped with Qualcomm's 8155 automotive chipsets, AR-HUD (augmented-reality head-up displays), Level 3 autonomous driving domain controller as well as the automotive-grade 5G+V2X system and LiDAR.

Launched in July 2020, “Coffee Intelligence” is an intelligent system designed for future mobility, covering intelligent cab, intelligent driving and intelligent electronic/electrical architecture. As planned, the “Coffee Intelligence” system will be applied to WEY flagship models first, and then introduced successively into all brands and models of GWM in the future.

According to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the yet-to-be-launched SUV measures 4,875mm long, 1,960mm wide and 1,690 tall, larger than that of the WEY VV7. Its wheelbase spans 2,915mm, versus 2,950mm for the VV7.

The Mocha is likely to come in both fuel-burning and plug-in hybrid versions. The oil-fuel one is powered by an E20N 2.0T engine that pumps out up to 157kW and uses the Miller cycle to deliver a thermal efficiency of over 38%. The PHEV version will get power through the combined efforts of an E20N 2.0T engine and an electric motor.

WEY brand sold 78,500 new vehicles through 2020, a year-on-year decrease of 21.53%. Last year, it became the first Chinese luxury SUV brand that hit the 400,000-unit sales milestone.

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