Hi, CarGuy subscribers, I’m Ki-Yeon, the manager of Chinese content. Last year, in the Korean auto market, SUV sales reached about 40%. SUV sales in China accounted for 40 percent of all car sales. Its popularity is increasing day by day. So for today, I’d like to introducethe Coupe-type SUV in China. There is also a saying that, It has all the disadvantages of SUV and Coupe. But once you start driving it, you can’t switch to another car. This is the reason why there are so much fans for this car. A typical example is BMW’s X6. First released in 2007, This is the beginning of the Coupe type SUV. In fact, Ssangyong’s Actyon was the origin of this market. It was released in 2005 two years earlier than the X6. At the time, this steep lupine was the only way to go. It’s a bit unconventional,
and it was criticized as a ugly car. In Korea, at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show, Samsung showed XM3 on the market. It will be released as the first domestic coupe-type SUV since Actyon. The shape of the front is similar to QM3 and QM6. The whole picture is like BMW’s X4. Similar to Benz’s GLC coupe, It is highly anticipated. In fact, in China, there are already a lot of
native brands selling these designs. I’d like to introduce the three hottest cars in Chinese SUV market, in the first half of this year. From design to performance, Let’s take a look for each of the characteristics. The first one is XingYue, of Geely. Geely is a brand known for its acquisition of Volvo. With about 1.5 million cars sales in 2018, it ranked 4th among car sales in China, and this is the top among Chinese brands. And Xing-Yue, the coupe-type SUV from Geely car, had a lot of interest even before it is released. It was officially launched on May 10. It’s designed as a subcompact SUV, with CMA which is a collaboration platform with Volvo. The price is about 23 million won(KRW).
(Sold at 37 million won.) For its design, It had the spreading line shape, the family look for Geely. It’s called, “Space concept” with a design grille. Giving young and sporty feelings, the outermost part is surrounded with a red line. The grille is connected to both headlights. Attach black logo on it, that is inspired by “ego” and “self.” It was said to represent the spirit of Geely car. For the first time, it didn’t attached a traditional logo. At the side of the body, The fastback line is even more stressed out. Also, black frames are used on the windows. With a 5-spoke black tire
it looks even more fancy. The rear part is also simlilar with BMW’s X6. For sports model, it has four exhaust outlets on each side. Stressed on motility. The interior is very much different from the existing Geely cars. You can see it has changed a lot. First of all, the instrument panel will be able to stretch both sides. Based on the design Connected the instrument panel with the center display. Here, the center fascia is slightly leaned against the driver so that drvier can operate easily even while driving. and by putting shading effect on air conditioner vents, It’s has a three-dimensional visualization. You can also adjust the wind angle conveniently. The car is also capable of level 2 autonomous driving. Equipped with the smart parking system for electric vehicles, Pre-crash prevention, lane change assistance, and advanced safety specifications, including blind spot monitors. Plus, 9inch Head Up Display, Facial Recognition ID system, Adaptive Lighting Snoopy, Bose Audio, etc. It is convenient as well as a luxury import car. The power unit is equipped with Volvo’s 2.0 T5 turbo petrol engine. Full power output 238 horsepower with an 8-speed automatic transmission can exhibit maximum torque of 35.7 kg.m. Except for 2.0T there are also eco-friendly models based on a 1.5T engine. There are two versions, 48V hybrid and plug-in hybrid. This 1.5-T engine was developed by Geely and Volvo. This matches the 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The second one to introduce is the Haval F7x of the Great Wall Motors. The second one to introduce is the Haval F7x of the Great Wall Motors. At the end of November last year, the Great Wall motors, China’s top SUV maker has released “Haval Fx”. Following H6, it’s a sensational hit, sold over 57,000 cars in the first five months of its launch. Thanks to its popularity, it came out with the Coupe version of F7
: Haval F7x. By improving AI system from the H-series
gained polularity among the youngs. Especially to note, the network system in the vehicle. Like CarPlay and CarLife, It can be connected with a cell-phone. By using apps in phone, you can use navigation and voice recognition, and other variety of features. Moreover, including Level 2 self-driving function, Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, semi-automatic parking, etc. A variety of driving aids have also been added. Overall design is similar to F7, but the back is slightly lower. This is the fastback style.
(30mm lower than F7.) The two vehicles can be also compared to BMW’s X3 and X4. If you look at the exterior design, it’s like a coupe with its dome-shaped roof design. LED lamps looks like a star in the night
have been connected to the radiator grille. Also, the fog lamp is decorated with a C-shaped chrome. Looks even more luxurious. At the sides, it is said to be designed according to the golden ratio. The interior design is not much different from the F7. Little bit more details on design by the younger trend. As with the F7, the interior is inspired by a driving seat of the plane. two-tone sheets, using red and black. Applied a dashboard of auxiliary carbon fiber, and two tone using red and black. The concept is “nebula”. The electronic gear levers and a large 9 inch center screen, with variety of colors, represent the outer rings of a planet. The F7x is a subcompact SUV. A seven speed dual clutch transmission is applied from 2.0 and 1.5 turbo engines. Max power output of 2.0T is 197 horsepower. (The maximum torque 35.2kg.m.) Even, cost-effective. The price is between 20 million won and 27 million won (KRW). Finally, the CS85 Coupe of Chang-An motors. Following Geely, Chang-An ranked the third for Chinese car sales last year. The CS Series, the SUV line, is well known for Chinese. Among them, CS85 coupe was released in March and sold at 23~28 million won (KRW). With its subcompact SUV size, Sold in two models, 1.5T and 2.0T Petrol. For 1.5T engines, the maximum power output is 178 horsepower, combined a six-speed automatic transmission. For a 2.0T engine, the maximum power output is 233. matched with Japan’s AISIN (AISIN) 8-speed automatic transmission. The exterior looks are like the latest family look of Chang-An. The shape of the grill is like a butterfly wing. Radiator grille with long horizontal chrome decorations, are connected to the front bumper and the LED light together. It’s like a giant butterfly. In fact, as you can see from the last version, They remind me of Lexus alot. Now, it seems hard to say so as it
seems to have their own style. At the side is like a coupe SUV. Features dome-shaped roof shape. Falling sharply right after the B-pillar. The loop line and the lateral line of 3D flexion, It’s quite impressive. And the penetrating lamp on the back is
designed following the latest trends. Four exhaust outlets make the car even more sporty. Inside, also the design of Chang-An’s family look. You can select black monochrome sheet or
two-tone sheets in red and black. And here’s a 10.25-inch horizontal instrument panel. Full-screen 12.3-inch central display has a buttons for convenience. Just like the vehicle mentioned before, I can see a lot of specifications. Seats and automatic parking functions with heat and ventilation. 64 color LED mood lamps, air purification systems, adaptive cruise control, etc It even created a pleasant driving environment. Plus, BOSCH’s 9th-generation ESP system and the anti-lock brake system ABS, and ASR to prevent the vehicle from spinning. In China, there’s already a lot of coupe-type SUVs. while there are no models like this at Hyundai and KIA. But according to recent news, KIA is planning to release Coupe-type crossover SUV within three years. Starting with Renault Samsung’s XM3, which going to be released next year. I am looking forward to the Coupe-type SUVs in Korea. I’ll be back with even more interesting stories. Thanks for watching 🙂