In China and on China's testing scale, of course.
The Geely Emgrand GSe, a BEV crossover SUV currently operated by Geely New Energy, has four variants available for sale with after-subsidy prices ranging from RMB119,800 to RMB145,800. In March, the automaker is going to launch the new Emgrand GSe with a driving range increased by 13% to 400km, said Zheng Zhuang, general manager of Geely New Energy sales company.
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Mr. Zheng also revealed that consumers who place orders before March 31 will continue to enjoy the NEV subsidy policy for 2018.
The NEDC-rate driving range of the existing Emgrand GSe is 353km, while the yet-to-be-sold new version will boast a range up to 400km, the same as that of the BYD Song EV500. The new Emgrand is expected to retain Jing-Jin Electric (JJE)'s second-generation permanent magnet synchronous generator that pumps out 120kW and 250 N·m of torque peak, enabling the vehicle to run at a top speed of 140km/h.
As to the exterior, the new and the outgoing versions may be much alike. At the front face, the closed-off grille is flanked by LED headlights and the charging port is located on the front fender. Inside the new Emgrand GSe, the wrap-around center console still exists. Besides, a full liquid crystal dashboard and an 8-inch liquid crystal display will be offered as standard configurators.