The all-electric Hongqi E-HS9 SUV was styled by ex-Rolls-Royce design boss, Giles Taylor.
The Big SUV (along with its upcoming petrol version) was designed to steal some of Rolls-Royce customers.
Hongqi, the premium car brand of China’s FAW group, has revealed the production version of its flagship all-electric SUV to a select group of journalists at its design HQ.
The new car, named E-HS9, follows in the footsteps of the “E115” concept car that debuted at the last year’s IAA Frankfurt show.
The E-HS9 was styled by ex-Rolls-Royce design boss, Giles Taylor. The big SUV is designed to steal some of Rolls-Royce customers.
It features an external design inspired by Rolls-Royces “World’s most Luxurious Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)”, the Cullinan.
On the outside, the Hongqi E-HS9 is equipped with a large grille, thin LED headlights and an elongated roof-line with sharp C-pillars.
Inside, it is equipped with a touch-screen infotainment system, a digital dashboard, as well as a touchscreen climate control system.
Other features includes a level 4 autonomous driving tech, 8 selectable driving modes, and a camera instead of conventional side mirrors.
The off-road vehicle will be available in two versions. The top spec will be fitted with a 215 HP electric motor at the front wheels and a 295 HP electric motor at the rear wheels.
This setup deliver a combined 510 HP and 568 lb-ft that allows a sprint time to 62mph is 4 seconds.
Its 92.4 kWh battery pack will give a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles) on a fullcharge.
The battery SUV will hit the market by September. Its gasoline-powered counterpart called HS9 will follow soon.
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