The 2023 Neta V facelift is called the AYA, launching in China in August
Shaun · Aug 1, 2023 06:08 PM
The Neta V has undergone a rebranding and in its facelifted form, it’s called the Neta AYA, as per the carmaker's official announcement. What does it stand for? According to the marketing materials, it appears to be “Amazing, Young, Active.”
Scheduled to hit the Chinese market in August, this refreshed model will feature updated exterior as well as a revised interior, positioning it as a direct competitor to popular EVs like the BYD Seagull.
As before, the Neta AYA features a closed grille design, emphasizing its status as a pure electric vehicle. Changes include the lower section on the front bumper showcases a trapezoidal cutout with dot-matrix patterns.
On the side, the charging port is located on the front fender, while blackened pillars create a floating roof effect. Wheel sizes go up to 16-inch with a double four-spoke design, wrapped with 185/55 R16 tyres. At the rear, the Neta AYA gets a full-width light bar and a small spoiler on the roof.
Prices for the AYA have yet to be announced, but the Neta V is priced between CNY 73,900 to CNY 103,800 (approximately RM 46k to RM 65k).
In China, the Neta V is offered with up to 95 PS/150 Nm from the front-mount electric motor. In terms of battery choices, drivers can opt for LFP with a capacity of 31.15 kWh (providing a range of 301 km NEDC), ternary (NMC) with 31 kWh (providing a range of 301 km NEDC), or ternary with 38.5 kWh (offering a range of 401 km NEDC).
CarNewsChina reports that the Neta AYA has obtained production approval from the Chinese government and is now fully prepared for deliveries, which will commence immediately after its scheduled launch on 3-August in China.
In Malaysia, the Neta V was launched earlier this year in May as the country’s most affordable EV, priced from RM 99,800. Neta Malaysia plans to introduce two more EVs - the Neta U by Q2 2024 and the Neta S by 2025.
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