“Leishen Power” is here.
Geely Auto Group officially released its global powertrain brand “Leishen Power,” a world-leading high-efficiency powertrain brand. The accompanying hybrid powertrain platform, Leishen Hi-X, arrived as well, paving the way in world-class modular intelligent platforms.
The new hybrid platform contains state-of-the-art technologies including an ultra-high 43.32% thermal efficiency engine, the world’s most advanced 3-speed Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT), 40% reduced fuel consumption NEDC rating, and full powertrain FOTA (Firmware Over the Air) update capabilities.
With the launch of the new powertrain brand, Geely Auto Group also released information on several new products including its Leishen Hi-X platform, new high-efficiency hybrid transmissions, new high-efficiency hybrid engines, and new E-drive systems.
The Leishen Hi-X platform is the flagship product of Leishen Power. The platform offers a revolutionary hybrid power experience, not only in terms of reducing fuel consumption but also a comprehensive upgrade in fuel economy, comfort, intelligence, and even power. As a modular intelligent hybrid powertrain platform, Hi-X claims to be the industry’s most adaptable and expandable powertrain in terms of space, electrification levels, and power delivery. Developed to meet the incredibly varying needs of global customers, the roads they travel, and the cargo they carry, the Hi-X can be used for A-segment to C-segment models and in HEV/PHEV/REEV configurations for brands within Geely Auto Group.
The Next Generation of Engineering Arrives
The next generation DHE1.5 (1.5TD) is a dedicated hybrid engine developed by a global team of over 500 engineers working over five years and will be the world’s first mass-produced supercharged direct-injection hybrid dedicated engine. This new engine adopts four advanced technologies including high-pressure direct injection, a Miller-cycle, a supercharger, and low-pressure EGR to achieve the world’s highest thermal efficiency for a mass-produced engine of 43.32 percent. Its indicated thermal efficiency has reached 52.5% and offers the highest torque and power within its class.
Hi-X is also the first hybrid platform capable of FOTA improvements of the entire hybrid powertrain system and offers as many as twenty intelligent driving modes. With strong data-driven learning capabilities, the smartest powertrain intelligent control unit (ICU), and seamless coordination between engine, transmission, and battery, the Hi-X is truly a platform which improves as it drives.
The first models to utilize the Leishen Hi-X platform powertrain system will be Geely Auto’s flagship “Star” series that includes the Xing Yue (Tugella) and Xing Rui (Preface) products. Over the next three years, Geely Holding Group’s family of brands will offer a diverse variety of electrified powertrain options including HEV, long-range PHEV, and range-extended EVs.
Through Leishen Power, Geely re-doubles its commitment to sustainable development and accelerating the realization of full carbon neutrality. The products and technologies available from Leishen Power enable automakers to offer users the most advanced, most efficient, electrified powertrain solutions in the world. Leishen Power breaks with the one-sizes fits all mindset on reducing emissions and provides consumers with low emission sustainable mobility without sacrificing user experience.
Originally posted on Global Fleet Management