GM, like every other manufacturer in China, is serious about the ‘New Energy Market’ and are planning to launch the pure electric Sail in the Chinese market very soon. The Sail was a car designed solely in China for the Chinese market, but it has been exported to other developing markets such as Chile. The Sail EV has appeared as a concept car previously, its first outing showed it with a different brand on the front which has led Chinese media to believe that GM and SAIC are flirting with the possibility of yet another new brand beyond Baojun. Sub brands from other manufacturers were largely intended to house EV products, but due to a lack of sales volume, older products were first pushed into these brands to help raise brand awareness and also help dealers with sales.
The Sail is likely to settle into the Baojun brand, but don’t be surprised if a new brand pops out of no where as a pure EV brand. Power for the EV Sail comes from a EMV-BR309FMP motor with peak power being 85kW, much higher than the traditional gasoline variant.