Changan CD701 concept 3

Chinese carmaker Changan has revealed a wild ‘coupe SUV’ concept automobile that can transform into a ute with the push of a button, and it’s seemingly production-ready.

The Changan Qiyuan CD701, which is for now an inner codename, is ready to go into mass manufacturing in 2024 in response to CarNewsChina.

It may very well be known as the E0 and can doubtless solely be supplied within the Chinese home market.

This five-seat electric SUV/ute is underpinned by the corporate’s SDA electric car (EV) structure. Changan hasn’t detailed any info concerning its electric motor and battery setup.

The CD701 concept has a glass roof panel that slides as much as create a gap that’s much like a ute’s tub. This shifting roof panel is similar to the likes of the GMC Envoy XUV from the early 2000s, in addition to the just lately revealed Audi Activesphere concept.

It’s unclear how a lot rear space for storing this electric concept automobile affords, nonetheless the sloping roofline would doubtless show an obstacle. A video uploaded to the corporate’s Weibo account

reveals folks utilizing the open rear house for tenting and tailgating.

At the entrance there are C-shaped LED headlights, in addition to a gentle bar that can show sure messages together with the car’s battery proportion.

There’s additionally a gentle bar on the rear of the automobile that can show the identical sorts of info.

The Changan Qiyuan CD701 measures in at 5000mm lengthy, 1970mm large, and 1630mm tall, with a 3100mm wheelbase. This is roughly the identical dimension because the BMW X6 coupe SUV.

Inside, this electric concept automobile has a massive central infotainment touchscreen, head-up show, in addition to a steering wheel that has a flat high as an alternative of the standard flat backside.

CarNewsChina experiences the manufacturing model of the CD701 concept will help options together with computerized trying to find charging stations, in addition to autonomous charging.

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