HAVAL unveils autonomous EV at Auto China 2018
During Auto China 2018 in Beijing last month, HAVAL unveiled a raft of new vehicles boasting new engine technologies and designs to further increase the performance potential of this SUV brand.
The company showed off its new H4 and H6 SUVs, powered by the company’s upgraded 1.5-litre turbocharged four, boasting new Continuous Variable Valve Lift technology which has increased power from 110kW to 124, torque from 210Nm to 285 and slashed fuel economy by 8%.
HAVAL also used the show to unveil its first fully autonomous pure electric SUV.
Branded under the company’s luxury arm, the WEY X will supposedly offer L5 autonomous driving performance.
This means the artificial intelligence system in the WEY X will mirror that of a highly trained human driver, in scenarios including dirt roads and bad weather.
The company’s newest brand, Ora, was officially launched at the show.
Ora will be dedicated to the development and manufacture of pure electric vehicles.
Two concept vehicles were displayed at the show, the Ora R1 and Ora R2.
Both electric minicars are built on a new platform dubbed ‘ME’, which incorporates maximum wheelbase in a small compact package.
HAVAL also released details of its electric motor development, which to date has seen a 60 million dollar investment.
The company has built a new research centre measuring almost 6,000 square metres at its headquarters in Baoding, housing 19 electronic powertrain labs and six plug-in hybrid powertrain labs.
You can see the cars they unveiled below.