History Bites - Jinhe Grand Chariot
The Jinhe Grand Chariot has been the brand’s flagship luxury sedan since its launch, flexing China’s technological prowess in each iteration. Three generations of the Grand Chariot, now called the GC, were made prior to the name change. Some dating back to when I just started getting used to UE4.
2008 Grand Chariot
Ironically enough, my most recent design happens to be the oldest model of the Grand Chariot. The 2008 model bases itself solely on comfort. There are choices between a 4.5-litre V8 or a 5.0-litre V12 making around 287 horsepower. A panoramic sunroof, satellite navigation system and LED lights were standard. Air suspension was used on this generation, which would be later phased out in the 2015 model in favour of active suspension instead. Nothing special or innovative really occurred in the 2008 Grand Chariot. At most, a personalized voice assistant was offered but was very half-baked. The oldest Grand Chariot was priced around $61500 (in-game estimate).
2008 Grand Chariot Gallery (ft. extra VIP version)
2015 Grand Chariot
Oh god the early UE4 days are back. Sometimes I look back and wonder “what was I thinking” when I created it. Either way, we all start somewhere right? The V12’s displacement was upped to 6 litres, allowing the PtS model to make a rather ludicrous 700 horsepower. Furthermore, this generation debuted Jinhe’s new “peacock” design language, which uses multiple lights layered on top of each other to vaguely mock bird wings spread out. This design carried throughout the other models of the same year and was phased out in 2018 for the infinity design language, which actually looked like wings spreading out. The 2015 model was one of the very first vehicles to incorporate a “eyes-on-road” warning system, which prompted the driver to stare back on the road when it would catch them drifting off. The personalized assistant was also refined, allowing air conditioning and driver memory functions to be called via voice. Uhh, it was also comfortable I guess. It started around $82000? I can care less. I’m already tired of talking about this
abomination generation. Cue the gallery.
2015 Grand Poo Poo Gallery
2018 Grand Chariot
Ah, that’s much better Yang. You actually copped some mods. The infinity design language debuted with this model, seen in its aggressive yet elegant headlight and taillight design. The 2018 model added even more features on top of the 2015 model, including forward collision warning and braking, 360 camera and semi-autonomous capabilities. The 707 horsepower V12 from the old generation was kept in the PtS model, while the rest used the same V8 from the 2008 Grand Chariot. The 2018 model started around $95000, further increasing the model’s price hike.
2018 Grand Chariot Gallery
The Grand Chariot has since swapped names to the GC, which can be seen in the 2019 Geneva Motor Show thread. Further models are planned to be built, and more technologically-advanced each step of the way.