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GAC Aion LX Plus launched. Starting at $45k. Chose between massive 144kWh battery and 500 HP

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GAC Aion LX Plus was officially launched today. A total of 4 models have been launched with a guide price of CNY 286,600 ($45,030) to CNY 459,600 ($72,200) after subsidy.

The Aion LX Plus made its global debut at the Guangzhou Auto show in November 2021. We had an article introducing this new model at that time.

The new vehicle is the updated version of the GAC Aion LX announced a couple of years ago.

To further produce Aion cars, GAC Group has approved to build the 2nd with a designed capacity of 200,000 vehicles per year. The factory project is estimated worth CNY 1.81 billion ($284 million), and the production date starts from Dec 2022.

Features of Aion LX Plus

According to the official introduction, the top model is equipped with a “sponge silicon negative electrode” battery pack with a capacity of 144.4kWh and an energy density of 205Wh/kg, and the cruising range has reached 1008km. However, the top version has no lidar.

There are four trims of the Aion LX Plus:

Aion LX Plus 80

93.3 kWh battery
650 km range
0-100km/h 7.8 s
two-wheel drive
180 kW (240 hp)
286,600 CNY/45,030 USD

Aion LX Plus 80D Ultimate

93.3 kWh battery
600 km range
0-100km/h 3.9 s
4WD drive
360kW (480 hp)
329,600 CNY/51,790 USD

Aion LX Plus 80D Max

93.3 kWh battery
600 km range
0-100km/h 3.9 s
4WD drive
360 kW (480 hp)
Three lidars
409,600 CNY/64,360 USD

Aion LX Plus Thousand Miles

144.4kWh
1008km range
0-100km/h 7.9 s
two-wheel drive
180 kW
459,600 CNY/72,200 USD

Unlike conventional ternary lithium and lithium iron phosphate batteries, the “silicon negative electrode” battery cell using sponge silicon negative battery technology is smaller and lighter.

Besides, Aion LX Plus offers a two-speed gearbox and a dual motor setup for a quick sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds.

Apperance and Configuration

In general, Aion LX Plus adopts the current version’s design

GAC AION LX Plus adopts the “Xinghai Ark” design concept. The fog lamps on both sides use colossal air intakes in the front, with dot matrix trapezoidal lower grilles and silver guards.

Design of rear echoes front face

In the rear, the design of the lower bumper echoes the front face.

In addition, the body size and the basic styling have not changed much compared with the AION LX. The length, width, and height are 4835mm*1935mm*1685mm, and the wheelbase is 2920mm.

15.6-inch high-definition large screen

The interior of the AION LX Plus has been optimized. A 15.6-inch central infotainment system and a 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel are eye-catching.

Aion LX Plus is equipped with the latest ADiGO4.0, Qualcomm 8155 chip, etc.

Intelligence is something we should never forget. The AION LX Plus is installed with 35 intelligent driving hardware, combined with the 200TOPS high-computing power smart driving computing platform. All of these can bring users an urban NDA pilot-assisted driving experience.

large legroom for second-row seat

Regarding car configuration, AION LX Plus is equipped with Nappa leather seats, second-row seat leg rests, a 10-speaker sound system, mobile phone wireless charging, etc.

There is also a lower-trim version with a single motor, 180kW (240 hp) power, top speed 170km, and a nice 15kWh per 100km consumption.

Source: Autohome, Sina, Pcauto

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