This is the Aion S Plus, the new flagship electric sedan of China’s Aion electric vehicle brand. Aion was established in 2017. The brand is owned by GAC Aion New Energy Automobile, itself a subsidiary of GAC Group.
Aion sells four cars: the Aion S sedan, Aion LX crossover, Aion V crossover SUC, and the Aion Y compact crossover MPV/SUV. The Aion S Plus is based on the Aion S, but with a sharper design and more tech. Design of the Aion S is largely inspired by the Aion ENO.146 concept car, and by that the question of my colleague Jiri has been answered.
The Aion S Plus is a very slippery vehicle, with a drag coefficient of only 0.211Cd. It is pretty too, with a very clean design, almost without any unnecessary lines. The badging is modest, with a small Aion script in the middle and a GAC Aion badge on the left (广汽埃安). It has an S badge but oddly enough no Plus badging.
The Aion S Plus is powered by a single electric motor with 204 hp and 350 Nm, making it the most powerful Aion so far For comparison, the base Aion S has only 184 hp and 300 Nm. The motor is mated to a 62 kWh battery, good for a range if 510 kilometers NEDC. Size: 4810/1880/1515, 2750.
The Aion S Plus is equipped with the ADiGO 3.0 automatic driving assistance system, which features remote parking and a summon function. The S Plus is permanently connected to the internet via a 5G connection.
Update! Live pics:
A great live pic of the S Plus. Note the tiny green light on the fender, behind the wheel, indicating the car is fully charged. The large G logo on the bonnet is more visible here than on the media pics. G is the GAC logo, Aion doesn’t have its own distinctiveness logo yet. The front lip is also more visible here, sticking out very far from under the grille.