General Motors began sales of the first battery-electric vehicle under the Chevrolet brand in China, expanding its electrified vehicle lineup as required by local regulations.
The sporty Chevrolet Menlo sedan is priced from 159,900 yuan ($22,617) to 179,900 yuan after government subsidies, GM’s China unit said.
It is powered by lithium ion batteries, and the vehicle’s electric drive system generates 110 kW of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque.
The electric car has a range of 410 kilometers under the New European Driving Cycle conditions on one charge.
Buyers are covered by a warranty of eight years or 160,000 km for the battery, motor and electric control systems.
The Menlo is the third electrified vehicle produced and marketed through SAIC-GM, GM’s passenger-vehicle joint venture in China, following the battery-powered Buick Velite 6 and the plug-in hybrid Cadillac CT6.
GM also builds and distributes an electrified vehicle at SAIC-GM-Wuling, its light-vehicle partnership with SAIC. The vehicle is a two-seat micro battery-electric sedan marketed under the joint venture’s entry-level Baojun brand.