Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia first electric compact SUV official pictures released

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The official pictures of the first electric compact SUV model from Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture brand Venucia were released on Monday. The Venucia VX6 should launch by the year-end.

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Venucia VX6

Venucia’s first electric compact SUV VX6

The electric car is based on Venucia’s concept vehicle, Ve. The concept was presented at the Guangzhou Auto Show last December, along with the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model, V Online DD-i Super Hybrid SUV. The first electric compact for the brand is based on Dongfeng-Nissan’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) chassis V-π.

Venucia VX6

The chassis presented in May features a cell-to-chassis (CTC), an X-in-1 integrated electric drive, a highly efficient coupled thermal management system, a front double-wishbone and a rear five-link suspension, and an 800V power battery.

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Venucia VX6

The CTC enables 18.9% more space for the battery cells and reduces the weight of the body frame by 14.8%. The chassis further features a battery pack with no heat spread paired with the battery temperature control and cooling. Fast charging is done on 480 kW with 20%-80% charge in ten and a half minutes.

Venucia VX6

The model unveiled in the pictures adopts the blue and black dual-patch color. The front end and the body use a lot of folding lines. At the same time, the new car’s wheel hubs, bottom cover, and wheel rims are black, which made the media speculate the car will focus on younger consumers interested in sports and technology.

The concept vehicles, Da V and Ve

Venucia applied for the SUV’s sales permit in July, when more data on the car were released. VX6 is made on a 4658/1890/1656 mm chassis on a 2850 mm wheelbase. The powertrain comprises a 160 kW motor powered by a lithium-iron-phosphate battery from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL). The maximum speed of the electric car is 165 km/h.

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Venucia first PHEV model, V Online

The electric SUV is the second model by V model by Venucia. In July, Venucia launched its first PHEV model, V Online. The SUV is built on the JV’s dedicated PHEV platform, DD-i. The car is sold for 118,900 – 149,900 yuan (16,400 – 20,700 USD). It offers 60 km and 110 km in the electric mode with a combined range of 1,132 km.

The concept vehicle Ve, basis for VX6

About Venucia

Venucia is a car marque of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (Dongfeng Nissan), a Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd subsidiary. The marque was launched in September 2010 by Dongfeng Nissan. From February 2017 until the end of 2020, Venucia was spun off from Dongfeng Nissan as a separate Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. subsidiary focused on the marketing and production of cars, with the name Dongfeng Venucia Motor Company. In December 2020, Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. announced it would merge Venucia into Dongfeng Nissan.

Concept vehicle Da V, basis for V Online

Based on the company’s statements, Venucia plans to release two models each year. It aims at 300,000 units of annual sales and will try to gradually reach 500,000 units.

Source: IT Home, Xchuxing

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