The Chevrolet Menlo sporty-looking sedan, the brand's first fully electric vehicle in China, was launched late last week. Initially being offered in Beijing, the Chevrolet Menlo is available in four variants.
"Along with being a new energy vehicle, the Chevrolet Menlo inherits Chevrolet's sporty DNA that dates back to its founding by race car drivers," said Scott Lawson, general director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM. "It will meet the performance and styling demands of our customers and at the same time provide the efficiency that new energy vehicle owners expect." For further information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029.
Dynamic Design and Roomy Interior
Inspired by the Chevrolet FNR-X all-purpose sports concept vehicle, the Chevrolet Menlo incorporates GM's class-leading battery technology and a new-generation highly efficient pure electric drive system that ensures a smooth, quiet and natural driving experience. It generates 110 kW of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque, with electricity consumption of 13.1 kWh/100 km.
The vehicle has a constant-speed range of up to 410 km under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge. Its battery can be fully charged to 80% of capacity within 40 minutes using a direct current (DC) fast charger.
The Chevrolet Menlo has three driving modes and three energy recovery modes. The economical, normal and sporty driving modes support base acceleration, standard acceleration and enhanced acceleration depending on users' preferences. The energy recovery modes of light free recovery, medium efficient recovery and strong energy recovery likewise support personal preferences for a balance between driving performance and energy consumption.
In addition, the Chevrolet Menlo received certification for meeting Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D - the highest integrity requirement for vehicles.
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