On that note, China’s latest electric-car entree is served. This is thethat debuted on Friday. Before you ask, no, this isn’t coming to the US. A Chevy representative confirmed to Roadshow that the model is specific to China and the company has zero intention of bringing it to the US.
Despite its reveal, the brand was pretty light on details. The driving range sits at 410 kilometers, or roughly 255 miles. That figure is based on the New European Driving Cycle testing, however, which is notoriously liberal. A range closer to 200 is more likely. The range figure is pretty close to the‘s as well, which likely means the two share a lot of technology. The is another China-only EV that GM sells locally. The Menlo EV, however, is the first electric car Chevy will sell in China.
Here in the US, we make do with the, which looks kind of frumpy in comparison with the Menlo. The design takes a lot of inspiration from the the automaker showed in China a couple of years ago. Yet, the production car looks decidedly more wagonlike.
Photos of the interior weren’t available with the announcement, but the front end is very similar to that of the abovementioned FNR-X, while the side profile does a bit of a Subaru Outback impersonation. Overall, it’s got a distinct look that will hopefully make its way to some US-bound Chevys — especially future electric cars.
A few other details the brand shared: There’s a new generation of the MyLink infotainment system onboard, a digital key and intelligent voice recognition. More details should come as Chevy prepares to launch the electric car in the first half of next year.