Honda became the first company to launch a new electric brand in China with the introduction of Everus SUV concept at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The Everus, set to go on sale later this year. The first electric model concept Everus introduced by the company will be available for personal use and to be shared on Reachstar, a ride-sharing company in China that lists Honda as their investor.
The overall design is similar to the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover SUV, in many ways but the front end has been distinguished substantially. Honda has said the Everus brand will be aimed at young buyers as it will make more connectivity options available to the driver and passengers. The technical details about this concept have not been revealed, but this concept is part of Honda’s plan in which the company is going to launch 20 electric vehicles by 2020. Everus EV will only be made for China. With this, Honda will also introduce its Urban EV hatchback in the next few years. This hatchback will use a high-density lightweight battery pack that will come with heat management and energy.
Another attraction at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show was Mercedes-Benz’s luxury sub-brand, Maybach. Maybach has unveiled the Vision Ultimate Luxury SUV concept at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. This concept brings together the high-riding position similar to an SUV and a curvy silhouette of a sedan. At the time of production, the Vision Ultimate Luxury may not feature the unconventional three-box form with split-window treatment. Instead, the majority of the exterior elements including the bold chrome grille are likely to be seen based on the yet to be launched third-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury concept will have a fully variable all-wheel-drive system. Speaking of the motor, it will generate power of 750bhp. It has a flat floor structure battery of 80 kWh capacity, which travels up to 500 kilometres. Its top speed is 250kmph. The system installed in the car takes 5 minutes to charge up to 350kW, which can travel up to 100 kilometres.