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Old 13th March 2018, 07:37   #1
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Default Volkswagen's Electric car brand in China: SOL

Volkswagen’s electric car brand for China is called SOL and shows its first car.

SOL cars are made by a local joint venture with China’s JAC.

Volkswagen wanted to use the Seat name. The Chinese government said no, insisting on a Chinese name.
The English brand name is SOL, which means sun in Spanish. Seat is Spanish too, so the connection is made.
The Chinese name is Sihao (思皓), a combination of characters that doesn’t really have a meaning
The Car name is not yet known.

The first SOL is not a new car. It is basically a rather lazy re-badge of the JAC iEV7S.
The SOL will likely be a bit more expensive, because of the Volkswagen badge and is rated at 114 hp, good for a 130 km/h top speed.
No info on range yet, but it won’t differ much from the iEV7S, at 280 km.

Power comes from the same China-made motor that powers the JAC. Motor code is TZ200XSJH6
SOL e-xxx: 4135/1750/1560, wheelbase 2490 mm

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Old 13th March 2018, 18:23   #2
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Default Re: Volkswagen's Electric car brand in China: SOL

The moment I saw the images, the first car which came to my mind was the i20 Active. The headlights feel like they are from the Grand i20 and the tail lights, especially around the edges, look totally from the i20. Any one feels the same?
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