Marred by product delays Tesla made the decision to push back the production date of the Cybertruck to 2023. With nothing to look forward to this year, the lull in the EV scene quickly allowed the competition to hype up their respective wares. Meanwhile, a Chinese carmaker guns for the HUMMER EV with the M-Terrain and M-Terrain Sport concepts.
If you’ve seen the vehicles produced by Rezvani, then the silhouettes here should appear familiar. However, both the M-Terrain and M-Terrain Sport boast aggressive angular exteriors to convey a menacing stance. Automotive industry pundits quickly point out the similarities the two models have with GMC’s Humvee.
This probably stems from Dongfeng Motor Group’s previous official license to produce the Hummer H-1 for the Chinese military years ago. Reports also point out that the “M” in the names stand for “Mengshi.” The M-Terrain is the larger five-door variant, while the M-Terrain Sport is a slightly more compact two-door option. Fans of chunky geometric outlines on their rides will dig the styling approach here.
The green MORA skateboard-type powertrains comprise four motors that can output 1,000 horsepower and 11,801 lb-ft of torque. These are beastly numbers if true, while leaks indicate a 140 kWh battery capacity good for 311 miles on a full charge. The four-wheel-drive M-ATS system features three electronic differential locks and a two-speed gearbox.
We have flared wheel arches, massive bumpers, chunky wheels shod in all-terrain tires, LED lighting, and an illuminated edge to frame the grille. The M-Terrain shows integrated lighting on the roofline above the windshield, while the M-Terrain Sport opts for a more traditional setup. Megnshi is supposedly looking at a 2023 launch.Learn More
Images courtesy of Dongfeng Motor Group