Great Wall Motors (GWM) is wading into the luxury SUV market with its Wey brand, and at the Guangzhou Motor Show this week the company unveiled its first plug-in hybrid model, the P8, set to go on sale in China in the first quarter of next year.

Based on the company’s VV7s flagship, the P8 is differentiated by a larger full-length front grille and a charging port on the left front fender. Otherwise, it retains the same angular front lighting signature, high waistline and low-slung roofline. Inside, the P8 is reminiscent of an Audi with a horizontal dashboard design, circular air vents and what appears to be a pop-up infotainment screen.

Power comes from a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine paired to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and an electric motor on the front and rear axle, providing all-wheel drive. Total system output is 335 hp and 520 Nm of torque, enabling the P8 to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. Wey gives a fuel consumption figure of 2.3 litres per 100 km and an all-electric range of 50 km.

Other features include standard-fit driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping aid, lane departure warning, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring and a door opening warning system to prevent crashes. There’s also a 360-degree camera and a digital rear-view mirror like you’d find on the new Lexus LS.