On November 13th, ARCFOX Polar Fox's new Alpha T5 model was officially unveiled. The new car positioning pure electric medium-sized SUV, the overall size is slightly smaller than the polar fox alpha T, high-end models will be equipped with lidar and driving assistance functions. It is understood that the new car will be officially unveiled at the 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show, which will open on November 17, and will compete with BYD Song PLUS EV, Volkswagen ID.4 and other models after its launch.
In terms of appearance, the new car uses a new design language, which is different from the Alpha T on sale as a whole. Specifically, the front face of the new car uses a narrow front grille, which is connected with the narrow headlights on both sides to widen the visual width of the new car. At the same time, the new car also adds protruding tendons to the engine hatch, resulting in a strong sense of muscle. The diversion grooves that surround both sides further increase the sense of motion of the vehicle.
On the side of the body, the new car uses a hidden door handle, with a slightly raised waistline and slightly raised wheel eyebrow lines, greatly enhancing the hierarchical sense of the vehicle. In addition, the new car is also equipped with dense spoke bright black rims and red brake calipers to appropriately increase the sense of movement of the vehicle. In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4690/1936/1650mm and the wheelbase is 2845mm. In the rear part, the new car adopts through-type taillight group and fumigation treatment, with large-size diffuser, full of movement. The design of the triangular taillight around the middle is very unique.
In terms of interior decoration, the new car adopts the very popular minimalist interior design, and the door adopts two-color design to create a sense of fashion. in addition, the new car is equipped with a large central control screen and the shape of the double-spoke steering wheel is more sporty. The central handrail in the front row adopts a unique Y-shaped line design, and the front of the handrail is equipped with two cup holders.
In terms of power, according to the previously declared information, the new car uses pure electric drive, the maximum power has two versions of 185kW and 200kW, and the battery also has lithium iron phosphate and ternary lithium.
Polar Fox, a high-end new energy brand under BAIC Blue Valley, was founded in 2016, but did not officially launch its first model until 2020. The new HI version of the polar fox Alpha S jointly created by BAIC and Huawei in 2021 was released at the Shanghai Auto Show and delivered the following year. In May this year, BAIC New Energy renamed the new HI version of Polar Fox Alpha S to "advance version of Polar Fox Alpha S" and lowered its price by 100000 yuan to 329800 yuan. However, as the first production car equipped with Huawei HI smart car solution, despite a price discount of 100000 yuan, the car market sales are not eye-catching.
At present, polar fox has a total of four models: Alpha S, Alpha S HI, Alpha T and koala. Koala is a new model launched by polar fox in September this year, with a price range of 13.18-169800 yuan, positioning pure electric compact MPV, using four-seat design, focusing on the "mother" market. It is the first pure electric parent-child model specially designed for mother and child market. In the future, the car will also launch a five-seat version.
Data show that from January to October this year, polar fox delivered a total of 18163 vehicles, including 4439 polar fox alpha T (ARCFOX α T), 10607 polar fox alpha S (ARCFOX α S) and 3117 polar fox koalas. Polar Fox is seen as an important part of BAIC's performance turnaround, while its models partnered with Huawei are also seen as the key to opening up a new market situation. However, judging from the current market performance, there is a big gap between the current polar fox car and the domestic mainstream car-building new power car companies.
At present, the new energy vehicle industry is still in the stage of rapid growth, but there are still no popular models under the polar fox automobile. for polar fox cars, how to launch popular models is an urgent problem to be solved. as for the future performance of the polar fox Alpha T5, it needs more time to verify.
Previously, Zhao Yi, secretary of the board of BAIC Blue Valley, said: "2024 is a key year for product layout. In addition to koalas, Jihu will continue to use 'scene-based car-building' as a breakthrough to launch two new products."
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