The first production model of JAC Volkswagen’s SOL brand was revealed at a ceremony held in the presence of Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft as well as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, Mr. An Jin, JAC Chairman, and dignitaries from both the Anhui and Hefei governments.
Taking place alongside the World Manufacturing Conference in Hefei, Anhui Province, where the purely electric E20X was on display, the event is a result of the collaboration between Volkswagen Group, represented by Seat in this project, and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC).
Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft as well as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, said, “With the unveiling ceremony of the E20X’s first production model, we are showing our commitment to our Chinese customers, delivering quality products and smart mobility solutions.”
“This is a proud moment for us, seeing our collective hard work come to fruition. We would also like to show our appreciation to the Anhui local government which supported us in each step of the process for the development of this joint venture,” said Mr. An Jin, JAC Chairman. “Through JAC’s innovative technologies and the Volkswagen Group’s European design and global standards, we are on the right track to achieve our shared goal of sustainable mobility in the future.”
One of the building blocks for JAC Volkswagen’s products will be the collaboration that uses JAC’s innovative NEV technology framework and Volkswagen Group’s quality assurance in the production and process development of every car that will come from the joint venture. Inspired by Seat design, the SOL E20X is a purely electric sport utility vehicle, equipped with an AI-driven speech dialogue system, as well as innovative mobility solutions such as smart charging and smart parking.
The unveiling ceremony of the SOL E20X’s first production model closely follows the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between JAC Volkswagen and Zhejiang Tmall Technology Company Ltd. This cooperation is aimed at leveraging Tmall’s automotive platform, in order to provide a streamlined digital retail experience. Through this, JAC Volkswagen will be able to offer Chinese customers a fully comprehensive service, both online and offline.