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“Chinese Google” introduced a special version of its electric crossover. Robo-01 Lunar Edition is built on the Geely platform, accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and features oddly placed screens

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The automotive division of Baidu Corporation (it is also called the “Chinese Google”) introduced a special version of the Lunar Edition of its serial electric car Robo 01.

Chinese Google introduced a special version of its electric crossover

The mention of the Moon in the title is not at all accidental, because the special version was created in conjunction with the Chinese project to explore the natural satellite of the Earth (Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, CLEP). While this is marketing, of course, there is no space technology in the Lunar Edition. But there are noticeable differences from the basic version. First of all, these are light gold and matte decorative elements that make the car stand out in the stream. The cabin also received new decor, and the seats have Lunar Edition lettering.

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Robo 01 dimensions are 4853 x 1990 x 1611 mm, wheelbase – 3000 mm.

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The electric crossover is very well equipped. The developers announced a level 4 autopilot for it, running on two Nvidia Orin X chips, supplemented by a Qualcomm 8295 SoC. In addition, the car received two lidars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and 12 cameras.

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Jidu Robo 01 is based on Geely’s SEA architecture, which underpins the Zeekr 001, Radar RD6, Smart #1, some Volvo and Polestar models. The power plant, consisting of two electric motors, develops 544 hp. The car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The CATL battery has a capacity of 100 kWh. The power reserve is 600 kilometers (according to the CLTC method).

In the cabin, attention is drawn to the large display with a diagonal of 35.6 inches and a very strange arrangement. It is not shifted to the left – so that the driver has a full-fledged screen, but is installed exactly in the center. But since the length of the screen is noticeably less than the length of the front panel, it turns out that the display only reaches half of the steering wheel.

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There is also a screen at the back, and it is also placed very strangely: between the seats – in the area where the armrest ends. It is unlikely that the rear row passengers will be comfortable constantly looking down.

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The Jidu Robo 01 Lunar Edition is priced at $55,120. The car will be released in a limited series of 1000 cars. Standard versions of Robo 01 will go on sale in China before the end of the year.

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2023 Subaru WRX 271-horsepower sports sedan is estimated at about $30,000 in the US

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2023 Subaru WRX 271 horsepower sports sedan is estimated at about

Subaru has announced US pricing for the 2023 Subaru WRX sports sedan. The fifth generation of the popular model, according to the creators, will offer an exciting driving experience thanks to Subaru’s signature all-wheel drive and a 2.4-liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine.

2023 Subaru WRX 271-horsepower sports sedan is estimated at about $30,000 in the US

The base version will start at $30,605. It will get keyless entry, two 7-inch screens, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all-wheel drive, a six-speed manual transmission, hill start assist and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Subaru WRX Premium version is priced at $33,150. She received 18-inch wheels, LED foglights, a rear spoiler, keyless entry with engine start from a button, heated mirrors and front seats. The screen diagonal will increase to 11.6 inches.

The Limited edition costs $37,495. She received headlights with automatic headlights, a blind spot monitoring system, front and rear seats with Ultrasuede trim, an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, an electric sunroof, side mirrors with built-in turn signals and a Subaru Starlink multimedia system with navigation.

2023 Subaru WRX 271-horsepower sports sedan is estimated at about $30,000 in the US

The high-end GT will cost $43,395. It will feature Recaro Performance Design front seats, black suede interior with contrasting red stitching, 18-inch wheels, advanced adaptive cruise control with lane keeping system, electronic parking brake and various assistance systems. driver.

The start of sales of the Subaru WRX 2023 model year is scheduled for spring.

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GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

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GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

GAC has released the first official images of its new compact crossover, which goes by the name GAC Trumpchi A79.

The car is expected to be the successor to the 2017 GS3 and will feature a modern exterior with lots of sharp edges and sharp corners.

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

LED headlights and lanterns will be made up of two triangles connected to each other, in addition, multi-spoke alloy wheels with a diameter of 18 or 19 inches will complement the futuristic image of the crossover.

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79
GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

The GAC Trumpchi A79 is expected to be built on a modular GMPA platform. The Ministry of Industry and Informatization of the People’s Republic of China has already confirmed that it will be equipped with a 1.5-liter 4A15J2 gasoline engine that develops 177 hp. The regulator also leaked the first live photos of the car.

In terms of body dimensions, the crossover will be between the Hyundai Creta and Tucson: its length, width and height will be 4410, 1850 and 1600 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase will be 2650 mm.

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79

A full presentation of the car should take place in the coming weeks.

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7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive. The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

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7 seats 254 hp all wheel drive The big flagship crossover

Soon Chery will have a new flagship – Tiggo 9. The characteristics of the crossover are already known, and now it has been shown on official images.

7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive.  The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

In profile, the Tiggo 9 with headlights and lanterns that extend into the sidewalls is very reminiscent of the Range Rover Velar, but the front and, especially, the back are decorated more modestly. Illuminated logo on the front. Door handles, according to the latest fashion, are recessed into the body.

7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive.  The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

Tiggo 9 will be built on the T2X platform, the M3x version of the Exeed sub-brand cars. The flagship status is reinforced by the dimensions: 4780 x 1920 x 1700 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. Tiggo 9 will be the manufacturer’s largest crossover.

7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive.  The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time

A big car has a powerful engine. Tiggo 9 will receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a capacity of 254 hp. In the database – front-wheel drive, for a fee – full. Transmission – exclusively 7-speed robotic. Perhaps in the future, Chery will offer its own 8-speed “automatic” for the crossover.

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