Chinese Wey’s Forward Is With The S And X Crossover Concepts

Chinese automakers had a limited presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but that didn’t stop Wey from unveiling the S and X concepts.

The Wey-S Crossover

Starting with the Wey-S concept, the model is an electric crossover that previews the next-generation VV5. It features a bold “Pioneer Tension Aesthetics” design which is “dynamic and fashionable” in order to appeal to young people.

The company didn’t say much about the crossover, but it has a fully enclosed grille, slender LED lighting units and video camera side mirrors. We can also see flush-mounted door handles, aerodynamic wheels and vertical rear brake light fins.

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Moving into the cabin, there’s a digital instrument cluster and a freestanding infotainment system. Designers also installed a panoramic glass roof, stylish seats and a ‘floating’ center console.

Detailed performance specifications weren’t released, but the concept has all-wheel drive and a combined output of 349 hp (260 kW / 354 PS). This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and travel approximately 249 miles (400 km) on a single charge.

The Wey-S is also pretty high-tech as it features a Level 4 semi-autonomous driving system, intelligent facial recognition and gesture recognition technology. Other highlights include a Bluetooth key and augmented reality (AR) navigation.

The Wey-X Autonomous Crossover

The Wey-X is a bit more radical as it’s a Level 5 autonomous vehicle which has digital screens incorporated into the grille and tailgate. They can be used to communicate with pedestrians and inform them when it’s safe to walk in front of the vehicle. Other notable styling features include “smart pixel headlights,” a panoramic roof and suicide rear doors.

The latter open to reveal a 2+2 interior that features a full-length center console with an integrated screen. The concept also has a minimalist steering wheel, ‘floating’ seats and what appears to be a digital display that spans the entire width of the dashboard.

In terms of performance, the concept can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h). The crossover also has a range of approximately 371 miles (510 km).

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Picture credits: Wey and Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops

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