Published on October 20th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
GAC Aion Y Plus Launched In China From USD24,800
And it launched with two new editions as well
The new GAC Aion Y Plus has just launched in China with two new variants, which are the 70 Executive Edition and 80 Executive Edition and was originally launched with six trim levels. Prices start from RMB179,800 to RMB202,600, which is roughly USD24,800 to USD28,000.
GAC Aion Y Plus is a compact SUV with a length of 4,535mm, a width of 1,870mm and a height of 1,650mm with a 2,750mm wheelbase. Despite this, the car looks rather roomy in the pictures and seems spacious enough for a family of four to five plus all their luggage on a long trip.
Moreover, the two new executive editions were launched mainly to accommodate a design without a full-size spare tyre, autonomous parking and remote parking, an advanced brake by wire system and an optional comfort package which includes an electronic tailgate and electronically adjustable passenger seat.
On top of that, the interior of the GAC Aion Y Plus has dashes of mint green around the dashboard and door cards and the designers say this was designed specifically for younger consumers. The brand hopes this will serve to reduce stress especially in today’s high intensity environments.
The interior of the car is simple and light with a simple steering wheel and large central infotainment system which presumably controls everything as there are no other buttons or switches present in the car. It looks clean but I’m not sure I like the idea of all essential controls being put onto a screen.
What I do like, however, is the centre console has a horizontal and a vertical smartphone holder so both front passengers can have their phones there. The vertical holder also doubles as a wireless charger and that is always a useful feature to have. The centre console also has two cup holders and a small hidden compartment.
Spaciousness seems to play a major role in the car as it can be seen with all its seats folded in every which way to accommodate a bunch of larger items. This makes the GAC Aion Y Plus a pretty good alternative to younger buyers who maybe want a pick up truck to carry large items but not to off-road as it is cheaper overall to maintain.
At the heart of the GAC Aion Y Plus are permanent magnet synchronous motors with 150kW of power and 225Nm of torque. The 70 and 80 Executive Editions are powered by a63.98kWh and 76.8kWh battery pack respectively and give the car a 510km and 610km cruising range respectively.