Review: Aiways U5 Ion SUV

Aiways has unveiled an all-electric crossover SUV model called the U5 ION, which takes advantage of a new car platform, MAS, which reportedly utilizes aviation-grade materials. The U5 ION’s single electric engine provides maximum driving range of 460 kilometers, with the main battery pack is located in the center under the floor, with the motor located over the front axle. Drivers can extend range by leasing an additional six battery packs. Those packs can be installed in the floor of the luggage compartment. Changing one pack takes just a minute. Six battery packs together deliver an extra 20 kWh, good for an additional 100 kilometer range, bringing the total to 560 kilometer.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: U5 Ion
  • First available: July 2019
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Seats: 5
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 8s
  • Range: 285 miles 460 km

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • Battery model: Lithium Ion
    • Battery capacity: 53 kWh or 63 kWh
    • Battery Power: TBC
    • Battery Range: 460 km
    • Electric drive unit: TC
  • Charge time

    • Type of charger: TBC
    • Fast charge time: TBC
    • Full charge time: TBC

Innovation & Self-driving

The U5 Ion comes with bio metric technology, owners can open the doors and start the car by face or hand palm recognition. The interior looks very high tech with a central touch screen and a screen in front of the driver that is actually triple screen.The interior of the Aiways U5 ION offers an all-digital instrument panel, an infotainment system with a large touchscreen and a wide list of useful options for steering assistance and safety.


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