The Chinese company Changan has introduced a new sub-brand Zhuge. The machines will be built on the most modern platform and will receive many “smart” features. This was reported on August 30 by the Chinese Automobiles publication.
Changan has been generous with sub-brands lately. Earlier in China, the Uni family and the Avatr brand managed to separate from the parent brand. Then Deepal (Shenlan), Lumin and Bovyn were introduced. Now it’s time for a new brand called Zhuge.
Based on the information collected, the publication reported that there is no real car yet. There is only an electric concept car from Zhuge codenamed CD701.
During the presentation of the new brand, the emphasis was placed on technologies based on artificial intelligence. These are understood as the new modular architecture of SDA. It is expected that it will be possible to communicate with the new car using a phone, voice and smart watch.
The new car will feature autonomous driving and parking. The autopilot system will allow the car not only to drive independently on highways, but also to change the lane and speed depending on the situation. By 2024, the function of autonomous driving in the city will also become available. Daily trips can be entrusted to artificial intelligence.
Externally, the CD701 concept looks like a cross-coupe. The floor of the car interior is made of wood. The center console is equipped with a large floating screen and an oval steering wheel.
It looks like Changan will be testing its boldest developments in the field of car-driver interaction as part of the Zhuge brand, in order to further use them in other brands of the company.
On August 25, it became known that the Chinese crossover Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max, which is officially presented on the Russian market, lost one interesting option – turning headlights. They illuminated the path of the car in the turn. “Chinese cars” reported that this option was available on the first cars imported into Russia. New batches of Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max have stopped equipping this feature.