Geely Star River L7 and New Accord lead the charge, with these heavy-duty models set to hit the market in late May
Geely Star River L7 and New Accord will be released in late May
【PhoneAuto】In April, PhoneAuto welcomed the largest A-level international auto show in China since the outbreak of the pandemic-the Shanghai Auto Show. At this auto show, many domestic and foreign automakers brought their new models and chose to debut them at this event.
Thanks to the debut of many new cars at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, many new cars previously released at auto shows have also chosen to be officially launched in May. Although May has already passed halfway through, there are still many heavyweight models to be launched in the second half of the month. Among them are new energy vehicle models brought by independent brands such as Haval, Geely, and Changan, as well as classic models upgraded by traditional joint venture brands. If you are planning to buy a new car in the near future, these new cars that have already been launched or are about to be launched can give you a good reference.
As the once-undisputed king of the domestic SUV market, in today’s era where new energy vehicles are becoming more and more important and fuel economy is increasingly valued, Haval’s high fuel consumption has become a fatal flaw, and the sales champion of the first-generation Haval H6 has been taken over by the BYD Song series. In order to benchmark against the Song family, which uses hybrid technology, Haval has brought a new Hi4 intelligent electric hybrid four-wheel drive system, and the first model is the recently launched Xilong MAX.
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From the price range of 139,800-156,800 yuan and 159,800-179,800 yuan, it can be seen that Haval Xilong and Xilong MAX are benchmarked against the BYD Song Pro and Song PLUS, and they also have a slight advantage in price.
From the appearance, Haval Xilong adopts the latest design language of the Haval family. The front part uses the popular borderless air intake grille, the car front styling uses diamond-cut lines, and the “7” -shaped headlight with teardrop shape is very eye-catching. The front closed grille connects the two T-shaped LED headlights on both sides. Xilong MAX uses a design language inspired by fighter jets. The front grille uses the popular borderless expansion design, bringing stronger visual impact.
Haval Xinglong MAX
In terms of interior, Haval Xinglong adopts a dual-screen design of 7-inch LCD instrument + 12.3-inch center control, and the cockpit also uses a wrap-around design, emphasizing driving and sportiness. Xinglong MAX offers three 12.3-inch large screens, including a digital instrument, a central control screen, and an entertainment screen for the co-pilot. It is equipped with a brand new generation of Coffee OS intelligent cockpit system. The vehicle is also very rich in configuration. The seats are equipped with 6-way power adjustment, ventilation/heating, co-pilot hooks, wireless charging, 64-color ambient lights, electric tailgate, etc.
Haval Xinglong MAX Interior
In terms of power, Haval Xinglong is equipped with a 1.5L engine and a front-mounted single electric motor to form a plug-in hybrid system. The maximum power of the engine is 101 horsepower, the maximum torque is 132 N·m, and the transmission system is matched with a 2-speed DHT gearbox. The pure electric NEDC cruising range is 52km and 110km respectively. Xinglong MAX is the first to be equipped with Haval’s latest Hi4 four-wheel drive system. The total power of the system reaches 205 kilowatts, the peak torque is 585 Nm, and the zero-to-100 km/h acceleration time is only 6.5 seconds.
Also launched on the same day as the Haval Xinglong series is the classic model of SAIC General Motors’ Buick Jun Yue. The new car has four models, with prices ranging from 179,900 yuan to 239,900 yuan. The starting price is 40,000 yuan cheaper than the previous generation, which can be said to be very sincere.
All-new Buick Jun Yue
From the appearance, the new car has undergone considerable changes compared to the previous generation. It adopts Buick’s brand-new Pure Design language, which is aimed at a younger audience. The front of the vehicle features Eastern aesthetic flying-eaves and wing-shaped headlights, which integrate daytime running lights and headlights very well, giving it a more coordinated look. In the middle of the front is Buick’s brand-new tricolor shield logo, and below is a large air intake grille. The rear of the vehicle adopts the popular through-style taillights, and also supports welcome light language, which gives a very cool feeling at night.
New generation Buick LaCrosse interior
In terms of the interior, the new Buick LaCrosse has also undergone a major update. It is the first to be equipped with an EYEMAX 30-inch curved surface 6K suspended large screen, built-in Snapdragon 8155 car chip, equipped with Buick eConnect intelligent system, and has some improvements in intelligence. The vehicle comes standard with Apple CarPlay wireless mapping and full-car OTA upgrades. The vehicle also provides an eCruise intelligent assisted driving system, bringing 14 L2-level intelligent assisted driving functions beyond the same level.
EYEMAX 30-inch curved surface 6K suspended large screen
In terms of power, the new car offers two power versions to choose from: 1.5T and 2.0T. The former has a maximum power of 132 kW and a maximum torque of 250 N·m, matched with a CVT gearbox; the latter has a maximum power of 174 kW and a maximum torque of 350 N·m, matched with a 9AT gearbox, and also adds a 48V light hybrid system, reducing its WLTC comprehensive operating conditions fuel consumption to 6.59 liters per 100 kilometers.
As the latest hybrid SUV model brought by a leading domestic car company, the Geely Galaxy L7 also takes aim at the BYD Song PLUS. As the first model of the Galaxy brand, it will face competition from both the Haval Xingrong MAX and the Changan Shenlan S7, but it is believed that Geely will offer a good pricing strategy.
Geely Galaxy L7
From the appearance, the Galaxy L7 adopts a completely different styling design from previous Geely models. The continuous LED light bar on the front and the closed grille design make it look like a pure electric model with a good sense of the future. The lower air intake design highlights the vehicle’s sense of technology. The rear of the car can also improve the vehicle’s center of gravity. The taillights on the top are designed with a through-type, and extend to the waistline on both sides of the vehicle. The lower part is the rear bumper and diffuser.
Geely Galaxy L7
In terms of configuration, the Galaxy L7 adopts a combination of a 10.25-inch instrument screen, a 13.2-inch central control screen, and a 16.2-inch co-pilot screen, and also provides a 25.6-inch AR-HUD, which creates a strong sense of technology and is definitely among the best in its class. In addition, the car is equipped with the Snapdragon 8155 chip, paired with the latest Galaxy N OS operating system, and should not fall behind in terms of system usage experience. In terms of driving assistance, the vehicle is equipped with a monocular camera and millimeter wave radar, and supports L2+ level driving assistance functions.
Interior of Geely Galaxy L7
In terms of power, the car is equipped with a new generation of Thor electrified hybrid system, using a 1.5T four-cylinder engine and a three-speed DHT power combination. It is also equipped with a Shield battery safety system that has passed the needle puncture test, further improving safety.
As a globally renowned car manufacturer, Honda’s technology accumulation in hybrid vehicles is not weak. On May 20th, the all-new Honda Accord will be officially launched. The new car will bring a hybrid version to the domestic market for the first time, which is also a major highlight of the car.
The all-new Honda Accord
From the pictures released online, it can be seen that the all-new Accord has undergone major changes in appearance, but still follows Honda’s latest family design language, with a further increase in the flatness ratio of the entire front part. The hexagonal long strip grille is filled with black decoration inside, and the narrow LED headlight group on both sides is integrated with the middle grille, which is very sporty as a whole. The rear of the vehicle adopts a coupe-style shape, which highlights the vehicle’s youthfulness and sportiness.
The all-new Honda Accord
In terms of interior, the new generation Accord still maintains the family style, but it is equipped with a 10.2-inch embedded LCD instrument panel and a 12.3-inch floating center control screen. Although the technology sense has been improved compared to the previous generation, it is still a design concept of traditional models, and there is still a considerable gap from the new forces. However, it is good that physical buttons are retained, which is a good thing for drivers. In terms of safety and driving assistance, it is equipped with the latest Honda Connect 4.0 system, and also provides Honda SENSING driving assistance system, with some basic driving assistance functions equipped.
New generation Honda Accord interior
As for the power, the new generation Accord fuel version will be equipped with a 1.5T engine, matched with a CVT gearbox, while the plug-in hybrid version will be equipped with a plug-in hybrid system composed of a 2.0L engine and a motor, with a battery capacity of 17.7kWh, a pure electric range of 82km, and a fuel consumption of 4.88L/100km.
While other domestic brands are beginning to focus on the new energy field and launch hybrid models, this has left Chery, which is known for its engine technology, somewhat at a loss. Although Chery has brought its own Kunpeng super-performance electric hybrid C-DM system, it still can’t let go of fuel-powered vehicles. The Chery Tiggo 9 is a typical example. As the flagship model of the Tiggo series and a mid-size SUV, Chery has even announced a pre-sale price of 155,000 yuan. If it can’t win over hybrid models in fuel economy, then it will beat them with its price.
Chery Tiggo 9
From the exterior, the Chery Tiggo 9 adopts a straight waterfall-style grille, with chrome trim around the edges of the grille, and the center logo also supports illumination. With a letter-shaped LED daytime running light, it looks quite luxurious at night. The vehicle looks fuller from the side, and the A, B, and C pillars have been smoked for a floating roof effect. The vehicle also has commonly seen through-type taillights, with a spoiler on the roof and a hidden exhaust pipe design. The vehicle measures 4820mm/1930mm/1710mm in length, width, and height, respectively, with a wheelbase of 2820mm, giving it a significant advantage in the same price range.
Chery Tiggo 9
As for the interior, Tiggo 9 adopts a 24.6-inch curved double screen, built-in Snapdragon 8155 chip. The car machine also supports CarPlay, HiCar, voice recognition control, face recognition, car networking, OTA upgrade and many other functions. The vehicle is also equipped with L2 level automatic driving assistance system, providing safety functions such as lane keeping assistance, lane departure warning system, active braking, front and rear collision warning to enhance safety. In terms of riding comfort, the car also provides zero-gravity super-sense co-pilot + transcendent care second row, and is equipped with a 14-speaker Sony sound system.
Chery Tiggo 9 Interior
As for the power, Tiggo 9 is equipped with a Kunpeng Power 2.0T turbocharged engine with a maximum horsepower of 261Ps, a maximum power of 192kW, and a maximum torque of 400N·m. It is matched with a 7-speed wet dual clutch transmission, and the WLTC comprehensive fuel consumption is 7.5L/100km. This power level is definitely among the top in domestic 2.0T models.
In addition to the above-mentioned models, there are also new cars launched recently, including the new Hongqi HS5, Mazda CX-30, and the new NIO ES6. However, due to limited space, they are not introduced one by one here. In summary, if you plan to buy a car recently, you can wait for these new cars to be officially launched before making a decision.
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