More recently, the expansion of the model range of the Russian brand of electric vehicles Evolute was announced. And on the official website there was information about a certain mid-size C + class crossover, which will bear the name – Evolute i-Sky.
It is assumed that the i-Sky will be a refurbished Chinese car (however, like all Evolute models) – Dongfeng Forthing Thunder EV. This is a new Chinese crossover presented in December last year, which is not officially sold even in China.
According to the passport characteristics of the Dongfeng Forthing Thunder crossover, it is expected that its Russian counterpart Evolute i-Sky will have a 204 hp electric motor. With. (340 Nm) and a traction battery with a capacity of 57.8 kWh.
The power reserve of this version will be 430 km. (CLTC), and with a more capacious drive of 85.9 kWh, it will reach 630 km.
Dongfeng Forthing Thunder EV photo gallery (similar to the future Evolute I-Sky)
Video review of the exterior and interior
What else is known about the Dongfeng Forthing Thunder EV
This model has a length of 4.6 meters, is equipped with 18- or 19-inch wheels and is offered in a two-tone body color.
At the front, the Dongfeng Forthing Thunder EV crossover (Evolute I-Sky in Russia) is adorned with a branded grille in the form of a perforated panel, and the most important design attribute of the model, apparently, is the two-story front optics.
Its main blocks are hidden in the “cheeks” of the front bumper, and DRLs are located in the upper part. The stern of the car is less original, since it offers a version that has already become a classic with headlights connected by a luminous strip.
In the interior, the contrasting upholstery of the seats immediately catches the eye, and the front panel is dominated by a pair of displays combined into one cluster.
It is known that multimedia will be controlled by Tencent HMI 2.0 software, which will provide voice control. The “propellers” of the ventilation deflectors are designed to dilute the design of the dashboard, plus a rather large transmission control joystick attracts attention. Other attributes that allow you to judge the level of equipment of the car include a parking brake button, a multifunction steering wheel with touch buttons and a unit that allows you to activate the autonomous driving system (level L2 +).
Pre-sales of the Dongfeng Forthing Thunder in China will begin soon, with dealer prices ranging from $20,690-$23,650. Of course, in Russia, such an electric SUV will be much more expensive. For comparison, for the 163-horsepower Evolute i-Joy with a length of 4.4 meters and a range of 405 km. the manufacturer asks from 3.45 million rubles.
Methods: Evolute, Evolute I-Sky, Forthing Thunder
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