New Modern In Electric Compact SUV Launched In China, Price Starts At 29,000 USD

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Recently, Modern Auto launched two new Modern In models with a price range of 198,800 – 249,800 RMB (29,000 – 36,500 USD). Modern In was first launched in November 2021 in China.

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Modern Auto is an EV startup brand founded in 2019 and headquartered in Shanghai. The brand is aimed at the young hip and super-connected city folks. Their logo is a restyled M, and the Tetris game apparently inspired the design. Their cars are manufactured by Beijing Automobile (BAW).

The company’s management team mainly comes from traditional Chinese car companies, mostly from SAIC. It is no surprise since the company’s CEO and founder, Liu Xin, has previously worked for SAIC.

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The Modern In has popular design elements such as a suspended roof and hidden door handles. As a compact SUV, the size of Modern In is 4473/1822/1538 mm with a 2710mm wheelbase.

The interior comes with a 9-inch LCD instrument panel, a 14.6-inch central control screen, and a double-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel. The seats are leather. In terms of safety, it has a driving assistance system that includes functions such as lane departure warning, active braking, tire pressure alarm, 360-degree camera view, and adaptive cruise control. Other features include voice recognition control, OTA update, steering wheel heating, an electric tailgate, wireless charging, a 7-speaker audio system, and 64-color interior ambient light. It even has a refrigerator.

The rear row seats can be laid flat to increase the trunk volume.

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Modern In is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor that outputs 120 kW and 280 Nm torque, with a 53 kWh or 80 kWh ternary lithium battery, which corresponds to an NEDC pure electric cruising range of 420 km and 610 km, respectively. Both fast charging and slow charging are available. Under fast charging, it only takes 30 minutes to increase the power from 30% to 80%.

Source: DongCheDi, Modern Auto

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  1. Hi! I have a question for you in CNC. Do you think it is possible for you to find information with regard to the batteries in new EV’s?
    There are mainly fours basic types, far as I know.
    1. NMC – the “old” tech., that easily catch fire. And is using up limited resources on our earth.
    2. Ternary, more or less similar.
    3. Phosphate based batteries, ref.; Blade batteries from BYD and similar from CATL. 25% cheaper.
    4. Newest technology. Sodium (salt) based batteries. CATL produce them. BYD also. 50% price reduction compared to NMC. And both phosphate and sodium, are much safer – don’t catch fire easily.

    I think it is about time customers start asking questions with regard to battery tech. China is leading the development, Europe are still on the NMC’s. If this is possible, it would be perfect to know this.

    • I’m surprised it has a ternary battery, it is usually for more expensive cars (it has higher energy density, so better performance and less weight). Ternary and NMC are the same type just different name. Manufactures are slowly replacing them with LFP as you don’t need nickel and mainly cobalt for those. Sodium batteries are not in mass production yet and wasn’t yet tested inside car, promising technology, but still long way to go.


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