Saturday, September 30, 2023

Off-road appearance and 200 km of autonomy. Would you buy the Panda Knight for 14,000 euros?

The Chinese market has just received a new offering in the field of electric cars. It is a small city car with an off-road appearance that aims to become a different alternative, with a configuration that is technically competitive and economically compelling. That’s how he is Panda Knight.

This model is the work of the Chinese giant Geely, which has put up for sale in China an urban electric car that is just 3.13 meters long but can accommodate up to four passengers. If there are just two of us, we can fold down the back seat and enjoy an 800 liter trunk.

The first thing that catches your attention is its aesthetics. And it seems that we are dealing with a mini jeep where we even find two attachments for the hooks on the front that give it a country look.

Inside we find elements such as a 9.2-inch information screen in front of the driver and a second screen for the 8-inch infotainment system. It has elements such as Bluetooth connectivity, and the customer can also control aspects such as the air conditioning from their mobile phone. When it comes to safety, the Panda Knight comes standard with things like an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and a battery management system.

On the mechanical side, the Panda Knight features a rear engine 30 kW (40.2 CV) which take you to a top speed of 100 km/h. The battery is a package LFP of 17.03 kWh which allows a range of 200 km CLTC to be achieved,

This model has a charging system 22 kW direct current which allow you to go from 30 to 80% in 30 minutes.

A model that went on sale in China at a promotional price of 49,900 yuan 6,413 euros.

The question we ask ourselves is whether this model would have a place in Europe. It must be taken into account that, as usual, there would be a higher price here due to factors such as logistics costs, adaptation to security systems and European standards, as well as costs of developing a sales and technical service network.

Something that could drive up your costs hypothetical 14,000 euros. Given all of this, would you buy the Panda Knight at this price?

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