GAC to Release Hybrid 4WD Trumpchi Sedan This YearMarch 13th, 2012 | Posted in Electric Car | GAC | New Cars
The hybrid electric version of GAC Trumpchi Sedan showcased at the 2011 Guangzhou Auto Show will go on sale this year, Zeng Qinghong, the GM of GAC, told reporters recently. Its powertrain comprises the same 1.8L engine found on the standard, non-hybrid version, an integrated starter-generator (ISG) in the front and a generator coupled with a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) for the back axle. Both 2WD and 4WD options will be provided.
When in low speed, the hybrid Trumpchi will be fully electric, propelled solely by the electric motor drawing power from a lithium-ion battery pack. As the speed picks up, the internal combustion engine will take over and re-charge the battery. Regenerative braking is employed to save energy.
With a 2710mm wheelbase, the show car at the Guangzhou Auto Show stood 4800mm long and weighed 1550kg.