- The first batch of pre-production Aiways U6 vehicles have rolled off the production line; start of production imminent
- Aiways U6 offers zero-emissions mobility, outstanding performance and next-generation driving technologies in a practical yet stylish package
- Winning design from the ‘Graphic Design Contest’ emblazoned on a one-off display vehicle to visualize U6’s youthful appeal
- On sale in China by the end of the year; European markets to follow
Shanghai, 28 May 2021 – Aiways ‘Smart Factory’ in Shangrao, China has completed the first batch of pre-production vehicles for its second model, the all-electric U6 intelligent SUV coupé. The Aiways U6 will sit alongside the popular U5 electric SUV in an expanding line-up of zero-emissions Aiways models.
The pre-production phase is an important milestone in batch verification before mass production commences. These vehicles will be used in an essential part of the manufacturing process – to optimize and debug production equipment, and continuously improve the quality of parts and manufacturing processes to ensure excellent product quality. Pre-production cars will be used for a series of tests on the Aiways U6 to hone sub-system functions, verify performance and optimize calibrations.
One vehicle has been adorned with the winning entry of the ‘Graphic Design Contest’ which invited creative painters to design a unique piece inspired by the phrase “U6 in Your Mind”. “Aiways Man” stood out from the other entries and won the “Best Design Award” by creating a vibrant and youthful idol who conveys the Aiways U6 owners’ positive and optimistic attitude towards life.
The Aiways U6 is a compelling offering in its segment, providing an ultramodern intelligent SUV coupe designed for those seeking zero-emissions mobility, outstanding performance and next generation technologies in a practical yet stylish package.
The Aiways U6 will become the second vehicle to be mass-produced on the company’s exclusive More Adaptable Structure (MAS) platform, with both models supporting a strategy to make zero-emission driving more attractive and accessible to younger, tech-focused car buyers.
First unveiled as the U6ion concept in 2020, the Aiways U6 production model will retain many of the show-car’s features, including the panoramic dome roof and distinctive rear light matrix.
The Aiways U6 is already available for pre-sale in China for a small deposit, with the European pre-sale set to start later this year.
Founded in 2017, Aiways is a Shanghai-based personal mobility provider with its European HQ in Munich, Germany. It was the first Chinese startup to introduce an electric vehicle to the European market with the launch of the U5 in 2020 – a battery-electric SUV with impressive range, style and quality. Aiways continues its expansion in Europe and beyond: order books are open in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, and Israel – with more markets to follow. The U5 is produced at Aiways smart production facility in Shangrao – one of the most modern car production facilities in China. With an initial production capacity of 150,000 units per annum, Aiways can increase this number to 300,000 units when global EV demand rises. Aiways’ next model for Europe will be the U6 electric coupé. With a focus on class-leading aerodynamics, intelligent technology and sporty design, the U6 investigates the exciting future of the Aiways brand.
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