Avatr 08 (E16) four-door coupe from Changan, Huawei, and CATL spotted in China

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Avatr 08 (E16) four-door coupe jointly developed by Changan, Huawei, and CATL was seen in China during road tests. It will hit the domestic market this year with a price range of 230,000 – 330,000 yuan (31,650 – 45,400 USD).

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Avatr was initially established as a JV between Changan New Energy and Nio in 2018. Later, Nio distanced from the JV. William Li’s startup was replaced by CATL. Currently, Changan holds the majority share in Avatr. It is also responsible for manufacturing. Huawei isn’t a shareholder in the Avatr project. Instead, it acts as the leading supplier. The current Avatr model line consists of two models: the 11 SUV (see specs) and the 12 hatchback (see specs). This year, Avatr will launch two more cars: the 07 SUV and the 08 four-door coupe.

Avatr 08 exposed

The Avatr 08 is also known by its codename E16. According to Huawei’s leaked product planning, it is positioned as an entry-level car in the brand’s lineup. It will enter the market this year with a price range of 230,000 – 330,000 yuan (31,650 – 45,400 USD). Another feature of the Avatr 08 is two available powertrain options: BEV and EREV (range extender).

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The Avatr 08 spotted in China follows the design language of the 12 hatchback. It has a sloped bonnet line with distinguishing running light strips. Similar to the Avatr 07, it has a LiDAR sensor on the roof. The E16 is a four-door coupe. It has retractable door handles, a sleek roofline, and two thin taillight units. The Avatr 08 has conventional side-view mirrors. However, it may get optional side-view cameras. The 08 also has five-spoke rims, similar to the Avatr 12.

Chinese designer SugarDesign prepared unofficial render images of the Avatr 08. He pictured the car with an active air intake in the front bumper, an active rear spoiler, and yellow brake calipers. The 08 also has glossy plastic trim around the lower part of the body. This four-door coupe looks quite close to the Avatr 12.

Avatr 08 powertrain options

The Avatr 08 stands on the CHN platform jointly developed by Changan, Huawei, and CATL. It also underpins Avatr 11, Avatr 12, and Avatr 07. As mentioned the E16 will get two powertrain variants. The first one is BEV. It will most likely adopt the electric motors of the Avatr 07 SUV. In this case, the Avatr 08 RWD will offer 252 kW (338 hp) of power. And the 4WD variant will have two e-motors for 440 kW (590 hp).

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The Avatr 08 will also be available for purchase as an EREV. It will likely get a single e-motor for 231 kW (310 hp) in the rear axle, and a 1.5-liter turbocharged ICE for 115 kW (154 h). The 4WD variant of the Avatr 08 EREV could be equipped with two electric motors for 362 kW (485 hp).

Source: Weibo

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