Today, September 10, Hycan V09 is opened for pre-sale in China with a price range of 320,000 – 460,000 yuan (43,500 – 62,600 USD). It is expected to launch on October 13.
Hycan was formerly a joint venture between GAC and Nio established in 2017, but Nio exited the partnership in 2022. It is now jointly invested by GAC and Guangdong Pearl River Investment Management Group.
Consumers can choose from four exterior colors, namely, white, black, blue, and grey.
Positioned as a pure electric medium-to-large MPV, Hycan V09 measures 5215/1967/1910mm, and the wheelbase is 3170mm. All Hycan V09 models come standard with dual electric sliding doors. The powertrain consists of a front-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motor and a ternary lithium battery pack. The motor outputs 202 kW and 335 Nm. Its top speed is 190 km/h.
The battery packs are produced by CALB and Juwan Technology Research, offering three options: a 92 kWh ternary lithium battery pack, a 95.16 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack, and a 114.19 kWh ternary lithium battery pack; providing 620 km and 762 km of pure electric cruising ranges. The car’s 800V high-voltage fast charging platform can achieve 200 km of battery life with 5 minutes of charging, according to Hycan. The official fast charging rate is 1 km per second.
The aesthetic design is based on the brand’s “Shining Star” design language.
Furthermore, built based on Hycan’s H-GEA pure electric architecture, there are 24 sensors throughout the car and are powered by two Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chips to realize up to 30 advanced driving assistance + 16 parking assistance functionalities via the H-VIP 3.0 intelligent driving system. The car comes with an optional 130-line lidar, achieving a maximum sensing distance of 300 meters.
As an MPV, Hycan V09 has a 2+2+3 seven-seater layout. The cockpit adopts a triple-screen design consisting of a 10.25-inch instrument panel, a 14.6-inch central control screen, and a 12.3-inch co-pilot entertainment screen. An on-board refrigerator is also present. Other configurations include two wireless charging panels and an in-car audio system composed of 22 speakers.
There is a 17.3-inch screen that hangs from the ceiling for the rear seat passengers.
Hycan V09 offers three interior color themes: black orange, light jade, and obsidian black. The official claims that the second-row seats are aviation-grade zero-gravity seats with legrests and headrests, and support heating, ventilation, and massage.
Another highlight is that after the third-row seats are folded down, they can be integrated with the floor space to form a flat surface and 1.8-meter-long space.
The MPV market in China is heating up with new players entering regularly. Hycan V09 will compete directly with MPV models such as the BYD Denza D9, GAC Trumpchi E9, and Geely Zeekr 009. Take the Denza D9 for example, more than 10,000 units have been sold monthly for six consecutive months after its launch in May 2022.