Voyah Zhiyin EV with 901 km range to be assembled at Nissan’s plant in China

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Dongfeng’s Voyah Zhiyin electric SUV, which has up to 901 km of range, will be assembled at the Dongfeng Nissan plant in Wuhan. The same factory also manufactures the Nissan Ariya EV. The Zhiyin EV will become Voyah’s fourth model. Moreover, it will be the cheapest model in the line since Voyah is moving downmarket to enhance sales volume.

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Voyah showroom in China

Our regular readers know Voyah is a high-end NEV brand under Dongfeng that sells three models: Free SUV, Dream MPV, and Passion (Zhuiguang) sedan. However, its sales volume isn’t quite satisfying. Voyah has delivered 24,868 cars in China in the first five months of 2024. For comparison, Li Auto, considered one of Voyah’s rivals, delivered over 31,000 cars in January 2024 alone. Now, Voyah seeks for a cheaper product to boost its sales.

Voyah Zhiyin to be assembled at the same plant as Nissan Ariya

Chinese sources reported that the Voyah Zhiyin EV would be assembled at the Dongfeng Nissan plant in Wuhan. The original Voyah plant is also located in Wuhan. However, it is focused on manufacturing the existing Voyah-branded models. For this reason, the Zhiyin EV will roll off the production line alongside Nissan cars, including the Ariya electric SUV.

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Voyah original plant in Wuhan

Here, we should underline that this so-called Nissan factory doesn’t manufacture only Nissan cars. It also assembles other models under Dongfeng, a typical strategy for this state-owned company. The same happens at the Zhengzhou Nissan plant, which also makes Venucia vehicles. However, these manufacturing sites are called after Nissan since cars assembled there mostly have a Japanese badge on them.

Dongfeng Nissan plant in Wuhan

At the same time, information about the Voyah Zhiyin battery leaked online. Its top-trim level will have a 109-kWh ternary NMC pack from CATL. Thanks to this battery, the single-motor Zhiyin will be able to run up to 901 km on a single charge (CLTC cycle). According the previous regulator fillings, the Zhiyin also has LFP battery options.

More about Voyah Zhiyin

The Zhiyin is a mid-size crossover jointly developed by Voyah and Huawei. Its dimensions are 4725/1900/1636 mm with a wheelbase of 2900 mm. It stays close to the Tesla Model Y in terms of sizing. Its single-motor variant provides two e-motor options for 215 kW (288 hp) or 230 kW (308 hp). The 4WD variant has a peak power of 390 kW (523 hp).

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The Zhiyin will be equipped with the Huawei Qiankun system and HarmonyOS technology. It will enter the market in Q4 this year with an approximate starting price of 200,000 yuan (27,550 USD). We will keep an eye on this gem, so stay tuned!

Source: IThome, Weibo

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