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“The most striking statement in nearly 50 years of BMW M history” or “hippopotamus nostrils? First official image of BMW’s new hybrid crossover

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German automaker BMW has released the first image of its new hybrid crossover. The car called BMW Concept XM was developed by BMW M, which specializes in sports models of the BMW subsidiary.

The manufacturer comments on the posted image on social media as follows:

BMW Concept XM – impressive electrified power. The most striking statement in the nearly 50-year history of BMW M. The unique X in the M family. It embodies a new design vision for BMW luxury cars. “

The full-fledged official debut of the concept hybrid crossover is scheduled for November 29, 2021. Not everyone was happy with the published teaser. The network has already begun to joke about “hippo-rhino nostrils.” Let’s see what they show us on November 29th.

According to preliminary data, the concept BMW Concept XM will reach showrooms in the form of a plug-in hybrid X8 M with a power plant based on a twin-turbo V8 engine, and the combined power with an electric motor will be 750 hp.

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1711 km on one tank, consumption of 3.2 liters of gasoline per 100 km, the second level of autonomy. GAC Yingku hybrid crossover presented in China

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Another hybrid crossover, the GAC Yingku, has been announced in China. It differs from many models already on the market with a futuristic front design, the use of a 2.0 liter engine as part of the power plant (usually a 1.5 liter internal combustion engine is used) and, of course, autonomy. According to official data, this crossover is capable of driving 1711 km on one tank of gasoline, and the declared consumption is 3.2 liters of gasoline per 100 km.

1711 km on one tank, consumption of 3.2 liters of gasoline per 100 km, the second level of autonomy.  GAC Yingku hybrid crossover presented in China

While the capacity of the traction battery is not reported, there is no data on the electric motor. The developers only reported that the ICE of the 2.0-liter hybrid installation operates on the Atkinson economy cycle and is connected to the GMC 2.0 electromechanical transmission. GAC Yingku will also have pure petrol versions with 1.5 and 2.0 liter turbocharged engines. They will, of course, have less mileage on one tank of gasoline.

1711 km on one tank, consumption of 3.2 liters of gasoline per 100 km, the second level of autonomy.  GAC Yingku hybrid crossover presented in China

For GAC, Yingku will offer a system of intelligent driving assistants based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 single-chip system with 27 sensors and sensors. But only the second level of autonomy is declared, so you can count on a maximum of adaptive cruise control. But it is reported that there are eight parking modes – the car can park on its own at a distance of up to a kilometer.

1711 km on one tank, consumption of 3.2 liters of gasoline per 100 km, the second level of autonomy.  GAC Yingku hybrid crossover presented in China

The creators have not announced a production start date for the GAC Yingku, but it is expected to start production in the second half of this year. Prices, respectively, will be announced closer to the start of sales.

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Order a new Hummer EV and wait 17 years. SUV production volumes are catastrophically low

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Order a new Hummer EV and wait 17 years SUV

The lineup for the electric Hummer EV has already stretched for more than 17 years at current production rates.

Order a new Hummer EV and wait 17 years.  SUV production volumes are catastrophically low

General Motors is facing the same problem that Tesla long ago faced, and now Ford and Rivian are facing. The company offered the market a car that interested consumers a lot, they began to pre-order, but GM simply cannot produce enough cars. In this case, of course, due to the continuing shortage of components.

So far, about 77,500 people have pre-ordered the Hummer EV. This is quite a lot, but much less than the Tesla Model 3 at one time. However, Tesla had no problems with components and was actively increasing production. But General Motors now produces only 12 cars a day!

This is catastrophically small. Even Rivian has already reached the volume of about 30-40 cars a day, and Ford produces about 150 F-150 Lightings pickups.

The manufacturer says that it intends to significantly increase production volumes at the end of this year, but there is no exact data on this. And even with 12 cars a day, even a five-fold increase in production will be completely insufficient.

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Geely wiped Tesla’s nose. The Chinese introduced the Geometry E electric crossover for $ 15,000 with a power reserve of 400 km

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Geely wiped Teslas nose The Chinese introduced the Geometry E

Elon Musk has long announced a cheap Tesla electric car, but it’s still not there, and all the other manufacturer’s electric cars, on the contrary, are getting more expensive. In great contrast to this, the official announcement of the Geely Geometry E electric crossover looks like, which, at a price of $ 15,000 (or even a little less), provides a range of 400 km.

Geely wiped Tesla's nose.  The Chinese introduced the Geometry E electric crossover for $ 15,000 with a power reserve of 400 km

Unlike cheap Tesla, which is only in the plans, Geometry E can already be ordered in China. The base version, called the Cute Tiger, with a 33.5 kWh traction battery that provides a range of 320 km, is priced at $12,950. The Linglong Tiger and Thunder Tiger variants with a 39.4 kWh traction battery and a range of 401 km are priced at $14,600 and $15,500, respectively.

Geely wiped Tesla's nose.  The Chinese introduced the Geometry E electric crossover for $ 15,000 with a power reserve of 400 km

The car supports fast charging technology – from 0 to 80% in just half an hour. The crossover is driven by a single electric motor TZ160XS601 with a capacity of 81.5 hp. – not very much, but enough to reach a maximum speed of 121 km / h.

Geely wiped Tesla's nose.  The Chinese introduced the Geometry E electric crossover for $ 15,000 with a power reserve of 400 km

Geometry E dimensions – 4004 x 1765 x 1550 mm. For such a compact car, the size of the wheelbase is decent – 2485 mm.

Geely wiped Tesla's nose.  The Chinese introduced the Geometry E electric crossover for $ 15,000 with a power reserve of 400 km

Geely wiped Tesla's nose.  The Chinese introduced the Geometry E electric crossover for $ 15,000 with a power reserve of 400 km

What’s interesting inside Geely Geometry E? For example, a steering wheel with an antibacterial coating, climate control with a CN95 cabin filter (it traps 95% of particles smaller than 0.3 microns), two 10.25-inch screens and driving assistance systems within the L2 level.

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