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China's GAC NE Reveals SUV Aion LX at CES 2020

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LAS VEGAS--GAC NE is exhibiting its new electric luxury SUV Aion LX at CES 2020 on January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Being the flagship product of GAC Aion series and positioned as a luxury and intelligent SUV, the new model is a pioneer in China’s pure electric vehicle market and also the “luxury vehicle representing the most advanced technologies in China” in the age of intelligence.

How did SUV Aion LX become the major highlight at the 2020 CES?

Many visitors have showed great favor towards the world’s leading intelligent system designed for Aion LX. Aion LX adopts an Ethernet vehicle architecture supporting 5G network for the first time in the world, which is ahead of Tesla, an automobile enterprise doing the similar business, in the field of such technology. In addition, Aion LX is also the world’s first mass-produced L3 autonomous driving model equipped with GAC’s ADiGO Autonomous Driving System 3.0 and ADiGO Intelligent IoT System 3.0.

Visitors at the Show, after having first-hand experience, said that ADiGO’s Autonomous Driving System 3.0 showed very reliable performance. Equipped with 23 sensing devices, including 17 radars, 4 panoramic cameras, 1 smart camera and 1 fatigue monitoring sensor, ADiGO Autonomous Driving System 3.0 is capable of dual detection via both high-precision radars and Mobileye Q4 cameras. Meanwhile, with the help of 5G network and highly accurate maps, the positions and potential movements of vehicles and pedestrians within a 200-meter radius can be detected, allowing Aion LX to predict road conditions 1km ahead even on expressways. Aion LX is able to ensuring safe travel for the general public with its excellent technologies and intelligence.

In addition to intelligent configuration, most experiencers seem to be more concerned about the experience in acceleration of Aion LX, which is the core of vehicles. Undoubtedly, Aion LX has an excellent acceleration performance of reaching 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, as competitive as Tesla. The reason why it is comparable with supercars is because it is equipped with the front-and-rear integrated double three-in-one high-performance permanent magnet synchronous motors pioneered in China. Meanshile, it also has a strong passability, well coping with snow-covered, sandy and gravel roads.

Of course, GAC NE not only pursues speed but also pays great attention to safety, with steel-frame car body as an important guarantee for driving safety. The chassis and suspension system of Aion LX are made of aluminum alloy and other lightweight materials, the processes adopted in making chassis equip Aion LX’s chassis with the performance comparable with luxury vehicles’ aluminum alloy chassis, and the front-to-rear weight ratio reaches the optimal golden ratio of 50:50. The high-performance aluminum alloy chassis ensures stable cornering and can effectively avoid rollover. The key parts of Aion LX’s upper body use hot-formed high-strength steel to provide solid and reliable protection for the occupants. The high-strength aluminum lower body has employed GAC’s third-generation collision energy absorption technology to enhance safety. From chassis to body, Aion LX vehicle frame is designed to be the steel and aluminum body structure that is unique and original throughout the world, and represents the top technologies of auto companies in China in terms of both innovation and design.

For electric vehicles, battery life has always been a major concern for consumers and also the focus of GAC NE’s research and development. Aion LX is the world's first NEDC pure electric vehicle with a range of 650km. Even for long-distance intercity commuters, the recharging frequency of once a week will be enough. There are few auto manufacturers in the world that are able to equip pure electric vehicles with highly integrated 590 large modular batteries and that have their module integration rate reaching as high as 93%. GAC NE, as one of them, plays a leading role in the industry.

In what ways does Aion LX provide consumers with luxury and top experience? Aion LX adopts the world’s first fully-fitted cold-rolled 12.3-inch wrap-around double curved screen with a bending angle of nearly 168 °. The curved screen employs Corning's Gorilla glass AutoGrade with a resolution of 1920*720, bringing consumers the sensitivity comparable to smartphone screen. Furthermore, the built-in top-class brand audio system allows occupants to have the best audio-visual enjoyment while driving, not even to mention the world’s first double-layer flow heat pump air conditioning system which helps to optimize heating and cooling experience and improve energy consumption structure. Of course, what is the most attractive to consumers is Aion LX’s high-end and in-depth customized service since Aion LX is the world’s first original custom-made model and personalized and unique taste will definitely be the trend of future life.

GAC NE is the new energy vehicle arm of Chinese automaker GAC Group (SEHK:2238). It was the only Chinese new energy vehicle company that achieved continuous monthly sales growth in 2019.