Dongfeng Honda Lingxi L to unveil April 19

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Last year we brought you news that Dongfeng Honda had created its own new EV brand for China with the launch of Lingxi and showed you a concept. This concept is now nearly ready for the start of sales with the unveiling due on April 19 and not only do we know what the exterior looks like but we now have pictures of the interior and we can tell you that it has five screens.

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Now known as the Lingxi L the car retains the stealth fighter look of the concept with angles everywhere. Allegedly the appearance is based on the idea of a polyhedron and certainly there doesn’t seem to be a flat surface in sight. Supposedly the brand’s new Lingxi logo is inspired by a flying bird and Lingxi green is the brand’s signature color.

Size wise it measures in at 4830, 1845, and 1503 mm for the length, width and height. It is meant to ride on the Lingxi intelligent electric platform but judging from the wheelbase of just 2731 mm this seems rather short for a purposely developed EV platform. Powering the car is a single TZ200XSBT1 electric motor with a peak power of 160 kW.

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Dongfeng Honda have just released pictures of the interior along with a rather strange video emphasizing the cool youthful nature of the Lingxi L. Inside the car has five screens although two of those are given over to the images from the side view cameras which have been legal in China since July last year. The other three screens seem about the same size although there is quite an awkward gap between the instrument screen and the central infotainment unit. Subsequently the gap between the infotainment unit and the passenger’s screen is only around a third as much.

More details about the car should become available at the unveiling tomorrow and the Lingxi L will most probably be also seen at next week’s Beijing Auto Show.

Editor’s note:

About a decade ago there was a rush by JVs to produce China only brands, many of which supposedly were to sell EVs. Few of these brands ever put a car on sale with Baojun and Veunucia being the only real successes. Furthermore, very few of them actually produced EVs, the rebadged Nissan Leaf as a Venucia e30 along with Denza being the only ones I can think of. We will have to watch to see if Lingxi stands to be any more successful but at least the 5 screens is a good selling point.

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There is also a question mark as to how this fits in with Honda’s overall China strategy given the Ye series debut a few days ago.

Source: Autohome

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