At the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show, young Chinese EV maker HiPhi will be unveiling its third model HiPhi Y, an electric SUV designed and engineered with global markets in mind. Meanwhile, the marque’s first and one of the best-selling EVs in China heading to the Europe markets.
HiPhi had its vehicles tested by TÜV SÜD for approval. The approval marks the first step into the EU markets for HiPhi. While the model that is heading to Europe, the HiPhi X is dubbed a “Super SUV”, it is probably not what you think in terms of power output.
The dual motors front and rear put out a total of 220 kW (295 HP), which is hardly a “super” number. However, this being an EV, it benefits from instant and high torque which allows this luxury EV to sprint from naught to 100 (0-62 mph) in a supercar 3.9 seconds and with a motor efficiency of 97.2%.
The dual motors are juiced by a 97 kWh battery system that offers a 650 km (about 404 miles) CLTC range in the Extended Range versions.
The HiPhi X Super SUV may be more than a couple of years old but it still boasts a number of world and industry firsts, including PML programmable headlights able to project images or even movies and an intelligent automatic door system.
The automobile further touts luxurious appointments like a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, a 19.9-inch entertainment screen for the front passenger, and a customizable smart fragrance system.
It comes as a six-seater but can be ordered in a four-seat configuration which is even more luxurious, featuring a smart refrigerator, 8-in rear HD touchscreens, and fully adjustable airline-style seats.
With vehicle approval and homologation process undertaken by TÜV SÜD, it ensures that HiPhi X adheres to strict European standards and regulations.
HiPhi, which is an automotive brand owned by Human Horizons, also has another model that debuted last year called HiPhi Z. hiPhi Z is a 4-door sports EV described as a “Digital GT” fully electric coupé. It is a four-door coupé that makes the century sprint in 3.8 seconds and has a CLTC range of 705 km (438 miles) from its 120 kWh battery pack.
If you are down, you can learn more about the HiPhi X and the HiPhi Z over at HiPhi.com. Pricing and exact availability of the HiPhi X in Europe have not been announced yet.
All images courtesy of HiPhi.