BAIC BJEV to bring Darwin system-based EX5 SUV to market next month
The BAIC BJEV is ready to see another new model of its EX Series called the EX5 go on sale in January next year. The new model will be available for presale starting from January 1, 2019.
The EX5 (do not confuse it with EV startup WM Motor’s EX5) adopts a latest family design language in its front face. The block-style grille adorned with a dot-matrix element resembles a big mouth agape, which is surrounded by thick chrome trims. Above the grille is a chrome trim that connects headlights on both sides. A logo looking like a Chinese character “北” located in the middle that gives the vehicle its distinct profile.
The BAIC BJEV EX5, positioned as an A-segment all-electric SUV model, measures 4,480mm long, 1,837mm wide and 1,673mm tall with a wheelbase length of 2,665mm. The tridimensional and sports essence of the vehicle’s side profile is highlighted by several sharp waistlines placed and fixed alternatively and a chrome trim at the bottom.
Featuring a closer look to the headlights, the taillights embedded with a LED light source are connected by a chrome trim as well. Noticeably, the EX5 adopts some chrome elements at the bottom of the rear end that create a “virtual” image of exhaust pipes typically used for traditional fuel-burning vehicles.
Drivers will find a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, a multifunctional dashboard and BAIC’s iconic air conditioner vent inside. The EX5 carries the Darwin in-car AI system that is designed to liberate and entertain drivers with “self-growing” ability. Other intelligent amenities include a smart fly screen, an intelligent voice application and an intelligent driver assistance system with over 10 features.
The new BEV model is outfitted with an e-Motion Drive 3.0 intelligent electric control system which can help drivers control their vehicles more accurately and safely by intelligently managing the battery pack, optimizing the electric motor and calibrating related parts. Powering the vehicle is a 160kW electric motor that offers a range up to 520km at “constant speed”.