Hongqi EH7 EV will enter market on March 20 in China

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On March 10, Hongqi New Energy, a sub-brand under Hongqi, announced that its upcoming Hongqi EH7 electric sedan will be launched on March 20th in China. The EH7 was previously codenamed E001 and also the first model under the sub-brand. Hongqi is a luxury brand owned by FAW, established in 1959.

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Last year, Hongqi announced its “All in New Energy” campaign to promote the electrification of all models. More specifically, in the next three years, Hongqi New Energy plans to launch 15 new energy vehicles covering all market segments including A, B, C, and D-segments, as well as SUVs and MPVs.

Overall, the Hongqi EH7 is based on the brand’s FMEs architecture and adopts a fastback shape. The closed front face is integrated with sharp “L”-shaped headlights on both sides, emphasizing its identity as an electric vehicle. Notable design elements including the hidden door handles, five-spoke rims coupled with a red Brembo brake caliper, and a panoramic sunroof are not absent.

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It is worth mentioning that the taillights are composed of 285 LED units and give off a three-dimensional effect when lit up, making them highly recognizable.

Positioned as a medium-to-large sedan, the new car measures 4980/1915/1490 mm, with a 3000 mm wheelbase. Additionally, consumers can choose from a total of six exterior body colors: green, purple, silver, gray, white, and black.

Inside, the cockpit adopts a contrasting black/white color scheme, paired with a 6-inch + 15.5-inch curved dual screen for the instrument panel and central control screen, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip. At the same time, an AR HUD (head-up display) and autonomous driving capabilities are also present.

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The Hongqi EH7 will be available in RWD and AWD, matched with ternary lithium battery packs supplied by CATL. At this time, the battery pack capacity has not been officially announced; but Chinese media d1ev reported earlier that the cruising ranges are 760 km and 820 km, respectively. In the future, there will also be battery-swap and long-range fast-charge variants with up to 800 km range.

The RWD is equipped with an electric motor with a maximum power of 253 kW, while the AWD is equipped with front and rear dual motors with a maximum power of 202 kW and 252 kW, respectively. Furthermore, the RWD will have a top speed of 190 km/h and a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.9 seconds.

Source: DongChedi, d1ev, Hongqi New Energy, AutoHome

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