Dongfeng Voyah Zhiyin is a new pure electric SUV for China

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On May 11, Dongfeng’s high-end new energy brand Voyah’s new pure electric SUV called Zhiyin was revealed by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The car is internally codenamed H37 and is positioned lower than the Voyah FREE. Zhiyin’s (知音) literal Chinese translation is bosom friend.

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The Voyah Zhiyin is likely to be jointly built by Voyah and Huawei, and will be equipped with the Huawei Qiankun system and HarmonyOS technology. On April 24 at the 2024 Voyah Spring Technical Communication Meeting, Voyah officially announced that a new model with in-depth cooperation with Huawei will be launched this year. At the same time, Voyah also announced its plan to launch a new pure electric SUV model this year.

The Voyah Zhiyin measures 4725/1900/1636 (1653) mm, and the wheelbase is 2900 mm, positioned as a medium-sized SUV. For reference, the Voyah FREE measures 4905/1950/1645 mm, and the wheelbase is 2960 mm.

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In terms of power, the single-motor version will provide two different electric motors (model TZ220XSP02 and TZ225XYH01) with a maximum power of 215 kW and 230 kW. The ternary lithium and lithium iron phosphate battery packs will be supplied by CATL. Moreover, the dual-motor version will be powered by a TZ200XSP08 front and rear motor, each outputs 160 kW. The lithium iron phosphate battery packs will come from multiple supplier sources. The top speed is 204 km/h.

Two front-face variants have also been declared. One variant is equipped with a flat closed front grille while the other has a concave front grille. The headlights, front bumpers, and license plate positions all remain the same.

Furthermore, the Voyah Zhiyin offers two exterior body colors: black + white and blue. Both the hidden door handles and a sunroof are not absent. The tire specification is 255/45 R20.

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According to the interior spy shots, the cockpit is expected to come with a flat-bottom steering wheel, a large floating central control screen, and a layered center console that has a wireless charging panel on the top and cup holders/storage area on the bottom.

Source: Sohu, ITHome, Chinese MIIT, DongCheDi

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