New Chery iCar 03 with DJI’s intelligent driving system launched in China

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Recently, Chery’s iCar brand launched two new models of its iCar 03 hardcore off-road SUV called Intelligent Driving Edition, priced at 149,800 yuan (20,700 USD) and 159,800 yuan (22,100 USD), respectively. As the name suggests, the major upgrades are in the intelligent driving functions via DJI’s level 2 advanced driving assistance system.

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iCar is a new energy vehicle brand under Chery launched in 2023, aimed at young people aged 25-35 who are pursuing new careers. With the addition of the two new models, the iCar 03 series has expanded to eight models.

The exterior continues the square box design featuring a rear external storage unit, vertical headlights and taillights, roof luggage racks, and 19-inch rims. The new iCar 03 also adopts an all-aluminum body with a torsional stiffness of 31812 Nm/deg.

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The size of the new iCar 03 remains unchanged, measuring 4406/1910/1715 mm with a wheelbase of 2715 mm. It has a ground clearance of 200 mm, an approach angle of 28°, and a departure angle of 32°. Six exterior colors are offered for consumers to choose from, namely, white, black, gray, silver, blue, and green.

The main highlight of the new models is DJI’s pure vision level 2 advanced driving assistance system that does not rely on lidar and high-precision maps, but via seven cameras, which integrates level 2 assisted driving in urban and high-speed environments, autonomous parking, and memory parking assist. The level 2 assisted driving features include full-speed adaptive cruise control, front collision warning, lane departure warning, lane departure assist, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, rear collision warning, door opening warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and lane keeping assist. Furthermore, its city memory navigation function can support 10 routes, with a maximum length of 150 km for each route.

The interior adopts a symmetrical T-shaped layout, equipped with a D-shaped steering wheel, a 9.2-inch LCD instrument panel, and a 15.6-inch central control screen powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip. Vehicle configurations such as integrated dual-screen interaction, voice recognition, 4G network, GPS navigation, FOTA updates, and remote control via mobile phone are supported.

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In addition to the intelligent driving upgrade, the new iCAR 03 has also made numerous configuration improvements, including a new Infinity brand audio system, 64-color rhythmic ambient lights, and seat/steering wheel heating functions.

Power for both models comes from a dual-motor four-wheel drive system with a maximum power of 205 kW (279 hp) and a peak torque of 385 Nm, paired with a 65.69 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack. The 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time is 6.5 seconds, the top speed is 150 km/h, and the pure electric range is 501 km, according to Chinese media AutoHome. Under fast charging, it takes 30 minutes to charge from 30% to 80%). Additionally, 8+X all-road driving modes are supported.

Source: DongCheDi, AutoHome

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  1. Calling it “models” i think isnt right.. its more appropriate to call them “variants”.. just a suggestion..


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