Hongqi E-HS9, Electric luxury car from China

Hongqi E-HS9, Electric luxury car from China

Since 1958, the Hongqi brand has been producing official Chinese government cars for the Chinese government and domestic market. It has earned a reputation as the national pride and unmistakable symbol of the Chinese vehicle industry. This fully electrified E-HS9 model in three AWD variants. Hongqi currently produces a variety of powerful gasoline-fueled luxurious sedans, crossovers, and SUVs set for international export sales.

The entry-level Executive model, which has the least standard equipment of the three variants but still has strong equipment levels in comparison to its direct premium ICE equivalents uses an 84-kWh battery with equally powered front and rear motors (215 hp / 221 lb-ft, 429 hp / 442 lb-ft of torque in total) with a realistic range of about 380 kilometers. The top-spec Flagship model (99-kWh battery, 551 hp/ 553 lb-ft, 441 km range), but it lacks adaptive suspension, more airbags, uses PVC rather than Nappa leather.

The dimensions, key elements, panoramic moonroof, extensive technological features including the six smart screens, soft-close doors, hidden door locks, powered third-row, interior lights, Level 3+ autonomous driving system, and outstanding construction quality are all the identical across all three variations. On a 3110 mm wheelbase, the dimensions are 5209 mm in length, 2010 mm in width, and 1731 mm in height. Angles of approach and departure are 22.5 and 22.4 degrees, respectively. When the second and third rows are folded flat, the boot's volume increases to 1814 liters from 438 liters when the third row is fixed. With the third row folded, three full-size golf bags can fit without compromising the legroom and backrest incline of the second row.

Despite having a massive drag coefficient of.34 cd and a massive weight of 2580 kg, it handles like a much smaller saloon. The Qualcomm® 9150 Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) chipset solution is coupled with the Quectel AG15 module, which is a feature of the Hongqi E-HS9. It is the first production vehicle in the sector to successfully validate driving assistance warning in all LTE-V2X communication scenarios, and it is now the first commercially available car with LTE-V2X technology.

There are numerous amusing and exciting new features and technology to get used to. However, the best sensation is the locomotive force and startling agility with which it drives. With the Hongqi E-HS9Deluxe, we thoroughly enjoyed every second. Although the retail price has not yet been determined, it will be fiercely competitive and should successfully entice consumers away from the standard premium brands. Without emitting any emissions, it will definitely cost less to operate and maintain.