As the Chevrolet’s first fully-electric vehicle to make its way to China, the Chevrolet Menlo EV uses GM’s latest-generation, highly efficient battery and electric propulsion technology. Thanks to high amounts of accumulated experience in electric vehicles along with GM’s global quality standards, the new Menlo has a pure electric drive system that is not only efficient, but highly reliable.
The all-new Chevrolet Menlo EV has a maximum range of 410 kilometers (255 miles) on a single charge, as verified by the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). This range is practically identical to that of the Buick Velite 6 Plus MAV, confirming our suspicions that the Menlo and Velite 6 MAV are identical in terms of platforms and propulsion technologies.
Aesthetically, the new Chevrolet Menlo EV adopts the athletic design direction of the 2017 Chevrolet FNR-X Concept, which at the time exemplified Chevy’s design direction, along with serving as a brand showcase for innovation and ingenuity. As such, the Menlo EV is a crossover that has a rather innovative appearance, with a strong, sporty appearance. Its dimensions measure in at 183.6 inches in length on a 104.7-inch wheelbase, 71.6 inches in width and 60.6 inches in height.
Additionally, GM stated that the Chevrolet Menlo EV is equipped with intelligent connectivity technology that provides a new experience of convenient and ecological use. This includes a new generation of Chevrolet’s infotainment system, with high-resolution displays and connectivity capabilities that deliver such innovative new features as a virtual key, remote control, intelligent voice recognition and more.
No photos of the interior are available as of this writing.
GM will share more details about the new Chevrolet Menlo EV when it shows up at the 2019 Guangzhou Auto Show, which runs from November 22nd through December 1st. Thereafter, the vehicle will go on sale in China during the first half of 2020.
As of this writing, we are not aware of any plans to market the new Chevrolet Menlo outside of China.