Hongqi took this year’s Beijing Auto Show by storm with several premieres, including the new E-HS9, which celebrates its market launch at the event.
Offered exclusively in China, the electric luxury SUV has launched in two configurations, with one electric motor on each axle, pumping out 215 HP (218 PS / 160 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque, and 328 HP (333 PS / 245 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) respectively.
The lesser variant of the zero-emission model can travel for 286 miles (460 km), according to local media, and the maximum range in the more powerful version, which can reportedly sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 4 seconds, is 317 miles (510 km).
At 205.1 inches (5,209 mm) long, 79.1 in (2,010 mm) wide and 68.2 in (1,731 mm) tall, the E-HS9 is 2.3 in (58 mm) longer than the BMW X7, 0.4 in (10 mm) narrower and 2.9 in (74 mm) lower. The 122.4 in (3,110 mm) wheelbase is 0.2 in (5 mm) shorter than the Munich brand’s flagship SUV.
With the bold front end, dominated by the large grille with vertical slats, slim headlights and LED strips separating the two, dynamic lines on the sides and a rather busy-looking rear end, there is no mistaking the E-HS9 for anything else.
The interior is highlighted by the three digital displays, including the infotainment system, digital gauges and HVAC controls, and is adorned with fine leather and wood and aluminum inserts.
Pricing has reportedly been set at 550,000 yuan (equal to $80,670), but it will exceed 750,000 yuan ($110,000) for the faster model.