Jiayuan Komi Launched On The Chinese Car Market

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This little automobile is the new Jiayuan Komi, a small electric city car for the Chinese market. Design of the Komi is boxy, with a Jeep-style grille, oval shaped headlights, black lower bumpers and wheel arches, and classy multispoke alloy wheels.

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The interior is richly decorated for the segment, with a digital instrument panel, a 7-inch touch screen, a steering wheel with lots of buttons, and a small center stack with the drive selector. There is no center tunnel at all, the floor is fully flat.

The Jiayuan Komi is made by a company called Jiayuan Auto (嘉远汽车), based in the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. It was originally a low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) manufacturer, and, like so many of these companies, they moved into the real-vehicle business. In 2015 I met one of their LSEVs on the Shandong EV Expo.

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Detailing is very nice, with a start-button and an infotainment system that has Baidu CarLife, radio, a music player, a video player, and image viewer, and Bluetooth connectivity. Lost of LSEVs have in-build MP4 video players which can be watched while driving. Jiayuan took this ‘ tradition’ to the Komi as well.

The Jiayuan Komi has four seats. The seats look luxurious and are colored in a trendy shade of white. The rear bench seems just big enough for two kids or for a granny.

Buyers can choose between two electric motors, one with 41 hp and 110 Nm and one with 27 hp and 90 Nm. Jiayuan offers two battery options: 17.8 kWh and 30 kWh. Range of the 41 hp motor with the 17.8 kWh battery is 161 kilometers. Range of the 41 hp / 30 kWh version is an amazing 322 kilometers, as claimed by Jiayuan. Top speed is 100 km/h for both versions. Size: 2998/1522/1555, with a 2000 millimeter wheelbase.

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Price for all this pretty starts at 56.800 yuan and ends at 67.800 yuan (8.915-10.600 USD). That isn’t ultra cheap for the segment but probably worth the money considering the build quality, equipment, and range.

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  1. Ik ben geweldig geïnteresseerd in de Jiayuan komi. De versie met een radius van 322km. Ik ben wel woonachtig in BELGIË. Het voertuig kan ik wel bestellen, maar kan ik met dit voertuig rijden in België. Is dit voertuig gehomologeerd voor de Belgische markt en kan het ingeschreven worden in België. Heel graag een seintje aub. M.v.g. Ludo Peelaers. 3300 Tienen. België.


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