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Skywell crossovers enter the Russian market – Autoreview

by archyde

Incredible news for today: a new player is entering the Russian automotive market. This is the Chinese company Skywell, which belongs to the holding company Skyworth Group, which has been engaged in telecommunications and consumer electronics for many years. The automotive division announced itself in 2020 – the first-born then was an electric crossover Skywell ET5.

True, in the domestic market of China, the company soon ceased to use the Skywell brand. Last year, the holding decided to unite its divisions under the parent brand Skyworth, and all new cars enter the market under this name. In the first eight months of this year, 10,405 Skyworth electric vehicles were sold in China. However, in Russia it was decided to use the Skywell brand: the official representative office of Skywell Russia has already been opened, The site of the company and published a work plan.

The first-born in our market will be the same Skywell ET5 electric crossover. In terms of size, this is a classmate of Mitsubishi Outlander or Chery Tiggo 8 cars: length – 4698 mm, wheelbase – 2800 m. The Chinese SUV has a five-seat interior and a trunk volume of 467 liters. Spring suspension: McPherson struts at the front and multi-link at the rear.

The Skywell ET5 is front-wheel drive, with a single electric motor producing 204 hp. and 320 Nm. The underfloor traction battery has a capacity of 72kWh, a full charge should last for 520km, and recharge from an AC terminal takes ten hours. The maximum speed is 150 km / h, the acceleration time to “hundreds” is 7.9 s.

Two configurations are offered on the Russian market, although the difference between them is small. The Comfort version has six airbags, leather interior, electric drive, heated and ventilated front seats, media system (12.8-inch screen), keyless entry system, adaptive cruise control, rear view camera, LED headlights, power fifth door and 19- inch wheels. Price – 4 million 480 thousand rubles.

The crossover in the Luxury package also has a panoramic roof, tinted rear windows, laser-phosphor high beams, all-round cameras and folding front seats (suitable for sleeping). For such an electric car, they ask for 4 million 980 thousand rubles. At the same time, there are only three body colors to choose from: black, gray and white. By the way, unofficial dealers now offer such cars for only 4.2 million rubles, but without a guarantee. Official cars will have a guarantee for five years or 150 thousand kilometers, and a guarantee for the traction battery – eight years or the same 150 thousand kilometers.

The first cars should appear at dealers in a month, that is, at the end of October. During the first year, the company plans to open 30 dealers in Russia, they will be located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Krasnodar and other million-plus cities. Also, Skywell cars can be purchased online with delivery throughout Russia. For the first year, the company intends to sell more than three thousand cars on our market – these are not only ET5 electric vehicles, but also hybrid crossovers Skywell HT-iwhich will enter the market in 2023.

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