Hongqi E-HS9, the luxury electric SUV lands in Norway

Hongqi E-HS9, the luxury electric SUV lands in Norway

Hongqi E-HS9

It is no secret that electric cars are far more widespread in China than in Europe or the United States, thanks to the hard work of brands such as Xpeng, NIO and many others who have worked hard in recent years to bring models for everyone to the market. tastes and all budgets. The car we are talking about today is for the pockets of a few instead, and will soon arrive in Europe too: it is called Hongqi E-HS9, and it is a luxury electric SUV with more than 500 horsepower - it will soon make its debut European in Norway.

After the presentation in China at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, the luxury electric SUV has arrived on the market in two versions, both with all-wheel drive thanks to the double electric motor: we have a 436 version horsepower and 356 Nm of torque, powered by two engines of 178 horsepower each, and a version of 550 horsepower and 450 Nm that mounts a 333 horsepower engine on the rear axle. In this case, the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is covered in just 4 seconds. The batteries installed are 84 or 99 kWh and ensure 460 and 510 km respectively on the NEDC cycle.

As anticipated at the beginning, the new Hongqi E-HS9 is a luxury SUV, and you can only understand it from the 'exterior appearance and impressive dimensions: it is 5.21 meters long and 2.01 meters wide, it is fitted with generous 21-inch wheels and features some particular design details, such as the huge front grille and thin headlights. Inside, nothing is missing: large spaces, displays literally everywhere, leather seats, and configurations of up to 7 passengers, who will travel on seats that can recline and stand up at the touch of a button. To ensure comfort and functionality, Hongqi has installed variable height air suspension.

The price of the new E-HS9 electric SUV in Europe, or at least in Norway, should start from 60,000 euros for the less powerful model, and from 77,000 euros for the top-of-the-range one: judging by the news leaked by part of those who have been involved in transporting the cars to Norway from China, it seems that there are already several branded models ready to be sold.

The Hongqi E-HS9 Proves The Chinese Can Make A Luxurious Electric SUV

In case you hadn’t noticed, some very impressive luxury cars and EVs have been born out of China in recent years. Among the nation’s most premium brands are Hongqi and last year, the brand unveiled its electric E-HS9 SUV. YouTube reviewer Wheelsboy recently had the opportunity to put it through its paces.

Hongqi offers the E-HS9 with two powertrain configurations, both with dual electric motor setups. Sitting at the base of the range is a variant with 430 hp and 444 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque while the flagship model is good for 543 hp and 555 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. The entry-level variant also uses an 84 kWh battery pack while the flagship model has a larger 99 kWh.

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One of the first things that the reviewer notes about the E-HS9 is just how big it is. In fact, it is 205.1 inches (5,209 mm) long, meaning it is 2.3-inches (58 mm) longer than the BMW X7. Interestingly, its wheelbase is 0.2 inches (5 mm) shorter than the X7.

The interior of the electric SUV looks extremely premium. The example tested has bright Burgundy-colored leather and a number of lovely wooden pieces of trim. Dominating the dashboard are no less than three 16.2-inch displays consisting of a digital gauge cluster, an infotainment screen, and a passenger media screen. There is then a fourth screen that is dedicated to the climate control functions.

While driving the car, the reviewer notes that as the E-HS9 weighs over 6,000 lbs, it isn’t what you would call sporty. However, for cruising on the highway, it looks to be a very compelling electric SUV.

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