Recently, the production version of the Dongfeng Mengshi M-Terrain EV SUV has been exposed. According to the logo on the rear of the car, it may be named Mengshi 917. Mengshi (Warrior) is Dongfeng‘s off-road brand. The price of the M-Terrain EV SUV is expected to cost more than 700,000 RMB (102,300 USD). Mengshi will start the production of the M-Terrain EV SUV in 2023 in China.
The M-Terrain EV SUV adopts a wide-body and suspended roof design with rigid lines to display a muscular look. It has a higher ground clearance than the concept car. Reports show that the air suspension can lift the vehicle to 150mm and achieve a higher water-wading ability.
The front face looks aggressive with the radical headlight design. The interior of the trapezoidal grille has a mesh structure with the brand logo displayed at the center. Furthermore, various sensors and equipment on the front windshield confirm that it will feature driving assisting features. The previous press conference of the brand confirmed that the upcoming EV SUV would have an L3 autonomous driving assistance system. It will support functions such as adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. The vehicle will also feature support for reverse charging, valet parking, and crab mode.
The pure EV model will feature four motors with a combined output of more than 1,000 hp and 16,000 Nm torque. It will sport a 140 kWh battery with a 500 km range. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. The power figures are more than enough for off-road scenes such as slopes and dune bashing. Dongfeng will build the cars using M Tech smart off-road architecture and the MORA platform. It can manufacture SUVs, pickup trucks, and more. The platform has a special tech that enables its vehicles to have a turning radius of 5.1m.