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Novel Electric SUV

Performance, Features, and Compliance


  • Large cargo room

  • 5-star crash rating, fire and spillage safe

  • 3K resolution 16” touchscreen computer

  • Driver-assistance system and infotainment

  • 5G wireless connectivity over-the-air (OTA) updates


  • 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds

  • Up to 265 miles per charge

  • 10 mins quick charge 60 miles range

  • Wireless charging (under development)

  • Exceptional handling, adaptive suspension

2024 Alpha build

2025 Beta build

2026 Production validation

External body design and engineering

495 kW / 500 Nm all-wheel drive e-motor

Release candidate build

Safety and structural modelling and design

Gen6 101kWh NMC battery option

Manufacturing preparation

800V architecture

Wireless charging

Crash test program begins

Euro NCAP Assisted Driving
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Euro NCAP 2025 Roadmap
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All major markets, and in particular the EU and USA, have a strong focus on:

  • Crashworthiness — ensuring that EVs provide adequate protection during crashes, with specific tests for front, side, and rear impacts.

  • Battery Safety — implementing rigorous standards for battery design, testing, and management to prevent fires and ensure durability.

  • Electrical Safety — protecting against electric shock through proper insulation, grounding, and system design.

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) — mandating features like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance to prevent accidents.

Electric Vehicles safety compliance standards are designed to ensure that EVs meet stringent safety requirements to protect passengers, pedestrians, and other road users. These include:

  • European Union — General Safety Regulation (GSR) 2019/2144.

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe  ECE R100 (safety of battery electric vehicles, and includes advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and intelligent speed assistance); and ECE R94 and ECE R95 (frontal and side crash protection, respectively).

  • United States — Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards FMVSS 305 (electrolyte spillage, battery retention, and electric shock protection in the event of a crash) and FMVSS 208 (occupant crash protection, including requirements for airbags and seat belts); Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards like SAE J2929 and J2464 provide guidelines for the safety of lithium-ion batteries used in EVs; and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification UL 2580 provides safety standards for the performance and reliability of batteries used in EVs (thermal runaway, mechanical shock, and vibration).

Manufacturing Partners


BYD produce a wide range of electric vehicles, including passenger cars, busses, and commercial trucks. Renowned for their safe and stable battery technology, they have an extensive vertically integrated EV manufacturing that is giving BYD an edge in producing vehicles with lower cost and higher quality.

Vertical integration enables a company to control various aspects of the supply chain, manufacturing process, and distribution channels, leading to reduced costs, growing sales, and maximising profits by improving business operations. We have thus applied this to our battery technology, power train, structural alloy, system architecture and manufacturing, down to the paint, glass, fabric upholstery, and tyres.

After a decade of intense work by our team, you can now charge your EV in just 10 minutes, with the best energy density and over 2000 consecutive times with no worries. We have achieved this by using innovative molecules, new silicon-based anode, improved cathode formulation, and optimised cell design to ensure the safety and durability of each battery cell. And all this is manufactured by a factory with no major changes to the battery production line.

ARO Fortitude powertrain includes the BMS, VCU, inverter, PDU, OBC-DC/DC merged into one unit, and the gearbox/e-motor in another; all components are produced in-house. This platform represents a significant leap in automotive design that, alongside the cell-to-chassis technology, it is easy to incorporate into a structure tailored for EVs. 

This innovative approach not only maximises the vehicle's structural integrity but also enhances safety by embedding the battery within the chassis frame, ensuring stability and protection even in extreme off-road conditions. This setup provides exceptional traction and energy efficiency, which is crucial for navigating diverse terrains. The intelligent torque control further minimises the turning radius, enhancing manoeuvrability in challenging environments.

Answering ARO’s unwavering commitment to energy efficiency and safety without compromising the powerful off-road capabilities, the integrated high-tech reduces fuel consumption by 35% compared to traditional gasoline-powered off-road vehicles, marking a significant step forward in eco-friendly automotive solutions. It's a redefinition of what electric vehicles can achieve in both performance and sustainability.

The future of the Electric Vehicles industry is brighter than ever.

ARO Fortitude specifications
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Magna International is a Canadian-based global automotive supplier. They are one of the largest automotive parts manufacturers in the world, with operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and expansively in other regions. Magna supplies a wide range of automotive systems, modules, and components to automakers worldwide.

Their products include body and chassis systems, seating systems, powertrain systems, electronic systems, and complete vehicle assembly. Magna's expertise lies in engineering and manufacturing complex automotive systems, often incorporating advanced materials and technologies.

In recent years, Magna has been investing heavily in electric vehicle technology, including battery systems, electric drivetrains, and autonomous vehicle technology. They collaborate with various automakers and tech companies to develop next-generation mobility solutions. Ainira Industries had collaborated with Magna on the development of Fisker's Ocean electric vehicle and its manufacturing platform.

Magna's flexibility and ability to adapt to changing automotive trends have made them a key player in the industry, positioning them to thrive in the era of electric and autonomous vehicles.

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