Dongfeng Forthing teases Xinghai S7 all-electric sedan

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This is Dongfeng Forthing’s brand-new Xinghai S7 all-electric sedan. The car is expected to be exported and sold overseas after its domestic launch in the Chinese market.

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Dongfeng Forthing is a brand under Dongfeng Liuzhou Automobile Co., Ltd. In 1981, it joined the Dongfeng Motor Group. In November 2022, Dongfeng Forthing officially announced that it plans to achieve full electrification within the next three years and stop the production of ICE vehicles within the next five years.

The new car is built on Dongfeng’s S2-E platform, positioning as a medium-to-large sedan. According to previous declaration information by the Chinese MIIT, the dimensions of the Xinghai S7 are 4935/1915/1495 mm, and the wheelbase is 2915 mm. Its curb weight is 1730 kg. Power will come from an 160 kW electric motor model TZ200XS3F0 and and a lithium iron phosphate battery pack. The battery capacity has not been revealed at this time. The top speed is 160 km/h and the CLTC cruising range may reach 500 km.

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Overall, the Xinghai S7 adopts a fastback shape, featuring pop-out door handles, frameless doors, chrome decorated windows, and five-spoke rims. The car will also come with front radar, side radar, and front windshield camera, implying advanced driving assistance capabilities.

The front face adopts a segmented headlight design, resembling an irregular “7” shape. Additionally, the hood has raised ribs on both sides.

The contrasting body of black and green further enhances the recognition. At the rear, the popular through-type taillight is not absent and the lower section is decorated with a black bumper, combined with a ducktail design.

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Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that, Xu Dengtao, executive director of the creative design center of IM Motors, questioned the appearance of the Xinghai S7 due to its similarity with the IM L7 on Weibo. What do you think of the similarity?

In February 2024, Dongfeng Forthing only sold 5,088 vehicles, a year-on-year decrease of 25.2% and a month-on-month decrease of 40.1%.

Source: Chinese MIIT, MyHomeOk, DongCheDi

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