Chevrolet Menlo electric car launched in China

By CARSIFU | 25 February 2020

SHANGHAI – The Chevrolet Menlo sporty-looking car, the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in China, was launched today.

Initially being offered in Beijing, the Chevrolet Menlo is available in four variants priced from RMB159,900 to RMB179,900 after national subsidies for new energy vehicles.

The Menlo's electric powertrain 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.

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In addition, the Chevrolet Menlo received certification for meeting Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D - the highest integrity requirement for vehicles.

“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.

Inspired by the Chevrolet FNR-X all-purpose sports concept vehicle, the Menlo has lean muscularity with a fashionable blend of crossover and sporty coupe styling.

Its has split LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.

The “floating” roofline is complemented by 17-inch two-color five-spoke sport wheels.

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Its interior has a multi-layer center console, a 10.1-inch ultra-thin suspension type center control LCD touchscreen, 8-inch full-color TFT LCD instrument panel and multifunctional dual-width steering wheel.

The Menlo comes with 28 storage spaces and up to 1,077 liters of cargo space.

Its 1.147-square-meter panoramic skylight contributes to the feeling of spaciousness. Laminated glass provides sound insulation and heat insulation, while effectively blocking 96% of UV rays.

The Menlo features the new-generation MyLink+ infotainment system with OnStar. It not only supports over-the-air (OTA) updates, Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife, but also offers functions such as virtual car key, remote control and intelligent voice recognition.

Safety technologies include Bosch's 9.3 Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA), Automatic Parking Assist (APA), Following Distance Indicator (FDI) and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Customers are entitled to 100G of free OnStar 4G LTE data service every year and a quality assurance warranty of eight years or 160,000 km for the battery, motor and electric control systems.

The warranty remains effective if the vehicle’s ownership changes, ensuring high residual value.

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