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Hongqi E-HS9 2021: when the Chinese flagship looks like a Rolls

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The electric SUV of the oriental house draws too many inspirations from the lines of the Cullinan: its designer Giles Taylor now works precisely for the company based in Changchun

Founded in 1958, Hongqi has always been the Chinese automotive brand associated with high representation. It is no coincidence that at home it has been renamed “the Rolls-Royce of China“. And it is precisely from one of the most famous models of the luxurious British brand owned by BMW, the Cullinan, that the E-HS9 seems to draw strong inspiration, already presented in China and close to landing in Europe as well. The Faw-owned brand is not new to similar operations, just think that in the list there are several models clearly inspired by those of the German and British premium brands. The Hongqi E-HS9 is last on the list. In fact, it was born from the lines designed by the former Rolls-Royce and Project Manager Cullinan Giles Taylor, now head of Hongqi design.

Hongqi E-HS9: features

the E-HS9 is an electric maxi-SUV measuring 5,209mm in length, 2,010mm in width and 1,713mm in height. References to the Cullinan are evident in the vertical development of the front, characterized by a large grille adjacent to the very thin optical groups. The interiors, with a strong visual impact, focus on digital thanks to a series of displays extending over the entire width of the dashboard, while finishes and upholstery in eco-leather differ from the highest European standards. The power-train is made up of two electric motors for a total power of 326 hp, called to move a mass of 2,610 kg. The maximum autonomy guaranteed by the 99 kWh battery pack reaches 465 km. Performance indicates 4.9 seconds in the 0-100 km / h sprint and top speed of 200 km / h. The price in Norway, the only European country where it is currently marketed, is just over € 85,000.

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