China-based automaker Aiways has produced a pre-production example of its coupe-SUV named the U6, which the local media have dubbed the ‘Chinese Lamborghini Urus’.
The car, which is 4,805 mm long, 1,880 m wide and 1,641 mm tall, has been designed by none other than Ken Okuyama, former Ferrari designer. It comes powered by a single electric motor rated at 217 PS (214 hp / 160 kW) and 315 Nm (232 lb-ft) of torque, and offers a selection of three trim levels. The Play specification comes with a 63-kWh traction battery for 503 km (312 miles) of range. Cyber Play improves upon it with 72 kWh and 580 km (360 miles) of driving range. Finally, Top Play promises 88 kWh and 650 km (404 miles).
On the outside, the car sports unusual lighting and push-down door handles. The cabin gives off Tesla vibes with its dual-spoke steering wheel, 14-inch touchscreen and fighter jet-inspired drive mode selector. The driver’s display is rather small at just 8.2 inches, but the company promises a wide range of electronic aids, including even a Level 3 self-drive system.
Public road tests should start soon, and full-scale production is expected to begin later into the year.
Editor Andrew Raspopov