Changan, Huawei, and CATL revealed new Avatr 15 SUV to rival Model Y

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Changan-Huawei-CATL-baked Avatr 15 new energy crossover was officially unveiled in China. It will enter the Chinese market in H2 2024 to rival the Tesla Model Y. The Avatr 15 will be available in both EREV and EV variants. It is a fastback crossover with sleek styling and some remarkable features.

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Avatr 11 and Avatr 12 at the Beijing Auto Show

Avatr was initially founded in 2018 as a joint project between Changan and a well-known Chinese startup, Nio. Later, Nio distanced from the JV because of financial reasons. CATL replaced it in this joint project. Nowadays, Changan owns 40% of the shares, while CATL holds over 17%. The rest belongs to local investment funds. As for Huawei, it acts as the leading supplier. 

The current Avatr model line consists of two models: 11 SUV and 12 hatchback. This year, this brand will launch a new product – Avatr 15. It was seen several times in China during road tests. And now, Avatr shared official images of the 15 models.

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The Avatr 15 in official images is covered in heavy camouflage. However, it follows the brand’s distinguishing design language. Its front end has two-tiered LED running lights and an active air intake in the lower part of the bumper. From the side, the 15 SUV adopts cameras instead of mirrors, retractable door handles, and a hitch in the rear. 

The Avatr 15 is positioned as one of many Tesla Model Y rivals. It is a mid-size SUV with a length of around 4750 mm. The Avatr 15 stands on the CHN architecture jointly developed by Changan, CATL, and Huawei. It supports both EREV and BEV powertrain variants. It was previously confirmed that the Avatr 15 would get hybrid and all-electric variants. Other rivals of the Avatr 15 are Xpeng G6, BYD Song Plus, and the upcoming BYD Sea Lion 07.

The Avatr 15’s camouflage discloses some details about its testing location. We can notice a latitude of 49°22’N and a longitude of 120°85’E. These are coordinates of the area next to Yakeshi city, Inner Mongolia. It is said to be the coldest Chinese city, with a lowest temperature of minus 50.4 degrees Celsius. This way, Avatr 15 hints it is ready for severe cold-weather conditions. 

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More details on Avatr 15 will be disclosed later. We will also remind you that Avatr previously announced plans of going overseas. Its initial market is Thailand. Other future key markets are Central Asia, North Africa, South America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Next, Avatr plans to enter EU and NA markets. 

Source: Avatr

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  1. I am Brazilian and I hope strongly that Avatr vehicles arrive in my country as soon as possible.

    • Achei que só eu era lunático brasileiro de ficar vendo esse site de marcas chinesas e ter esperança de virem pro brasil kkkkk


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