Hongqi E-HS9 : The full-size smart electric SUV

Updated: Apr 2




Hongqi is a manufacturer that has always been focused on innovation and they are widely known for being the Chinese equivalent of Rolls Royce. These are high quality, prestigious cars with a rich history and incredible quality. But you do have to wonder, how does the Hongqi E-HS9 fare into the brand and is it a great option for customers? Let’s find out!




Initial impressions

The Hongqi E-HS9 is a 5-door vehicle with 7 seats, and it costs anywhere from $80000 to $110000 depending on the options. What makes this car unique is that it has a dual color design, which does make it incredibly interesting and appealing. On top of that, it’s also built to tackle the city roads, hence the reason why it comes with 22 inch wheels.

This vehicle has 2.7 tons, so around 5950 pounds, and despite its size it’s versatile and really easy to control. You have lots of adaptability and ease of use, and at the same time the quality here is second to none.



Performance

You can get the Hongqi E-HS9 in 2 different performance variants. The lower spec has an electric motor dedicated for every axle and it has 215 hp, so 430 hp combined. However, if you go for the higher tier model, that one features 329 hp for the rear axle and 215 hp for the front one, so 544 hp in total. The car goes from 0 to 60 miles/h (0 to 100 km/h) within 5 seconds. The battery life for this unit is 300 miles or roughly 480 km per charge.

Speaking of that, the Hongqi E-HS9 has an 82.5 kw/h battery and a dedicated 108 kW CCS plug. One thing to consider regarding the Hongqi E-HS9 is that it has non contact charging / wireless charging, so it harnesses some of the latest technologies. It will take more than 8 hours to have a complete charge for the battery. It’s nice to see that the battery has side protection in order to prevent any possible damage.

The v can actually park itself and it also has the ability to adjust the air suspension height. This helps boost the charging efficiency. It’s a very autonomous car when compared to the others on the market, and the overall features are second to none. One thing we need to keep in mind is that the top speed for this vehicle has some limitations. You can’t get over 124 mph or 200 km/h.



Conclusion

Is the Hongqi E-HS9 right for you? If you want to drive in style, comfort and safety, this can be a very good option. This car has a panoramic sunroof, great battery, not to mention lots of safety features. It also parks itself automatically, and it integrates some of the top technologies like auto park assistance. Its presence is very strong, and despite the interior which features a lot of plastic, you do get plenty of value for your money here. If you want a higher tier comfort and value without overspending, then the Hongqi E-HS9 is an ideal option to keep in mind!


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