GWM’s Wey Blue Mountain (Lanshan) Intelligent Driving Edition revealed

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Wey started off as the upmarket SUV brand from Great Wall but seems to have since been superseded by Tank in that area. However, don’t tell that to Wey who with the new Blue Mountain (Lanshan) upgrade seem to be going all out to go upmarket. The Wey Blue Mountain DHT-PHEV is a large SUV and competes with cars such as the Li L8. Upgrades to the Intelligent Driving Edition in fact bring the car very much in line with the Li L8 both in terms of interior comfort and self-driving capabilities.

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Not only is the Wey Blue Mountain Intelligent Driving Edition trying to compete with the Li L8 it looks like it inside as well. In front the dashboard is dominated by a large two screen setup with a central screen and a twin screen for the passenger. There is also an augmented reality HUD for the driver displaying information like the surrounding vehicles and plans when undertaking the self-driving functions. The steering wheel loses a spoke and also gets a more minimalistic setup with buttons like in the startup cars rather than the button heavy wheel originally seen. Unlike the Li however the Blue Mountain has a digital instrument screen for the driver as well. The whole setup is very different to the embedded continuous screen seen when the Blue Mountain originally launched last year.

Seating is in a 2+2+2 layout. The central armrest has a refrigerator that can hold six bottles of water. On the back of the center console is a digital display and control panel for second row occupants. Along with captain type adjustable seats they get a fold down large screen for entertainment.

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Intelligent driving comes via a suite of 27 sensors which include a roof mounted Lidar unit, high definition cameras, ultrasonic radar and millimeter wavelength radar. Details are sparse on the capabilities of the system. The overall exterior design though is very much in line with the existing model.

Power comes from GWM’s Hi4 hybrid system. For the Blue Mountain this DHT-PHEV system consists of a E15BE petrol engine which is a 1.5T unit with a maximum power of 125kW. A rear mounted electric motor provides 220 kW power and 410 Nm torque while a smaller front motor provides 130 kW power and 300 Nm torque. The system combined figures are 380 kW and 933 Nm with the electric motors supporting three modes: pure electric, pure electric priority and intelligent hybrid.

Battery power comes from CATL and the Intelligent Driving Edition uses a 44.5 kWh unit. All electric range is 180 km WLTC or 215 km CLTC with a combined range of over 1200 km WLTC or 1315 km CLTC. Acceleration time is just 4.9 seconds while fuel consumption is 6.7 l/100 km.

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Wey these days often uses the names of coffees for its range. Blue Mountain being an expensive type is a suitable name for this is 5156, 1980,1805 mm (l/w/h) beast with a 3050 mm wheelbase. The current Blue Mountain DHT-PHEV 4WD ultra-long range version retails for 308,800 yuan (42,650 USD) so expect some premium for this version given the upgrade in equipment levels.

Source: Autohome

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