Canadian-made Project Arrow SUV gets first sneak peak

PROJECT ARROW
Credit: Dax Delmer | Windsor Star

At the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) annual conference at Caesars Windsor, the Canadian public and media got the first glimpse at Project Arrow.

However it was truly a glimpse, with only the front right wheel and a bit of the bumper revealed.

The APMA has confirmed that the Arrow will make its first reveal at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas in January. So, we will have to wait a little longer to see the full vehicle.

The Arrow, a mid-size crossover, will complete construction in December. The prototype is undergoing its final construction and testing at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa.

However, we do know a little about the project.

The Arrow will have the following:

  • Dual motors
  • A range of around 500 km (310 miles)
  • A 100 kWh battery that can reach an 80 per cent charge in 20 minutes
  • Graphene brake lines
  • Solar panel-glazed roof
  • A new seat cooling system

Most importantly for APMA, the Arrow will have 95 per cent Canadian content on board.

APMA Chief Technical Officer Colin Dhillon Singh said this about the project:

Philadelphia Auto Show 1/27/2017
Philadelphia Auto Show 1/27/2017

All of this comes together, providing a solution, if the vehicle was to be manufactured today, that would be comparable if not leading some of what’s out there at the moment. We challenged our suppliers don’t give us just what’s standard, give us what’s next.

But the little glimpse has us excited at what the APMA has dreamed up for a genuinely Canadian SUV.

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