Chinese BAIC builds electric sedan with advanced autopilotSeptember 22, 2020
The Radiance show car will be a harbinger of a commodity sedan
The Chinese holding BAIC, which produces cars, including under the Beijing brand, will bring an electric show car Radiance with a fourth-level autopilot to the upcoming Beijing Auto Show. The novelty will act as a harbinger of a serial sedan, which is destined for the fate of the brand’s flagship.
Judging by the only photo, Beijing Radiance (the name can be translated as shine, shine, splendor) is something between Lucid Air and the Dutch electric car Lightyear One. The sedan features a short bonnet, a spacious passenger compartment, “expensive” decor (in particular, we are talking about chrome molding from the front to the rear pillar) and customizable lighting technology with a three-dimensional effect.
The parameters of the Radiance power plant are kept secret. Perhaps the show car will have several electric motors and a high-power battery, because the declared mileage when driving at a uniform speed is about 800 kilometers (the cycle is not specified). The list of equipment includes a fourth level autopilot.
In April of this year, BAIC unveiled the first model based on the new modular BMFA platform, developed in collaboration with Daimler. Crossover X7 will be sold under the Beijing brand, it will receive a fully digital interior and second-level autopilot. In Beijing, the company will show its Nomu version – a plug-in hybrid X7P with a power plant with a capacity of 318 hp and 460 Nm of torque.
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