chevrolet menlo

 

The Chevrolet Menlo “sporty-looking sedan” is based on a PATAC-designed concept crossover unveiled at the April 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, without a B-pillar, called the FNR-X Concept.

Chevrolet Menlo  China: February 2020

Initially being offered in Beijing, it is technically based on the all-electric Buick Velite 6 Plus with 110 kW motor marketed since October 2019, and it is priced lower than the Velite 6 with the 85 kW motor.  With 433L, the luggage compartment is 22L less, than that of the Buick.

“MENLO”, its inspiration comes from Menlo Park, a city in California, USA. The famous inventor Edison established a laboratory here and became an important symbol of the development of the second industrial revolution electrification.

Like the Buick Velite 6, the Chevrolet Menlo has three driving modes and three energy recovery modes. The economical, normal and sporty driving modes support base acceleration, standard acceleration and enhanced acceleration depending on users’ preferences. The energy recovery modes of light free recovery, medium efficient recovery and strong energy recovery likewise support personal preferences for a balance between driving performance and energy consumption.

In June 2021, the Mickey Magic Edition was released, followed by the Mickey Space Edition the next month, limited to 188 units.

In November 2021, a 61.1kWh ternary lithium battery pack with a cruising range of 518 kilometers came in, enhancing the power to 130 kW and the maximum speed to 170 km/h.

In December 2021 came the Mickey Kungfu Edition.  In 2021, 3,000 Menlos were sold, 7,300 in 2022 and 5,800 in 2023.

platform:

SGM/SAIC el.

Chevrolet Menlo

20-

SAIC
electric Huayu

electric

rear suspension:

dual transverse links, coils

1620

kg

wheelbase (cm):

266.0

length (cm):

466.5

width (cm):

181.8

height (cm):

151.3

China

20-

'Changxun'

20-21

21-

kW

110

130

hp

150

177

NEDC electric drive range

km

410

518

 

Net output data are approximate.

                                                                                                         

For recent specifications on Chevrolet cars built in China, see:
On a Global Mission: The Automobiles of General Motors International

               

GM Electric Vehicles

 

 

Far East Auto Literature

27 January, 2024