The first appearance of the Aion Hyper HT suggested a model almost modeled on the Tesla Model Y. But the manufacturer GAC goes further, by adopting the gull wings of the Model X.
The GT sedan announced a record Cx, the SSR is intended to be the first Chinese electric supercar. How could the brand’s first SUV, called HT (High Tourism in comparison with GT / Grand Touring?) stand out? Certainly not by its style. But the first photos still masked its game well. The Aion Hyper HT thus offers gull wing rear wings in the style of Tesla Model X. But only on its high version. A choice which still required designing two different bodies for this large SUV!
The dashboard is quite similar to that of the Aion Hyper GT sedan. We thus find the small meter at the top, Peugeot i-cockpit style, and the large floating central screen.
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Rear seat occupants benefit from a bench seat with a reclining backrest (60/40 split). On the right side, it is not a tablet that is installed on the back of the seat, but a footrest. When stationary, you can transform the passenger compartment into a relaxation area thanks to the front seats whose backrest tilts completely, aligning with the rear bench seat.
|Autonomy (CLTC / WLTP rating)
|600 / 500 km
|670 / 550 km
|770 / 640 km
Curiously, the versions made official at launch are only rear-wheel drive models, from 180 to 250 kW. Aion is focusing here above all on the announcements of autonomy, between 600 and 770 km in the CLTC cycle, or between approximately 500 and 640 km in the WLTP cycle. The capacity of the batteries is not known, but we know that the basic version is satisfied with a 400 volt system, while the two higher models receive a system operating at 800 volts. Which makes it possible to announce fairly high charging speeds. For the high version, without however giving power in kilowatts, Aion mentions the possibility of recovering 450 km of autonomy in just 10 minutes.
The GAC group brand clearly wants to come to our market, but has still not clearly communicated its European ambitions. It probably won’t be before 2025.
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