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Hongqi E-QM5 breaks cover in China, set to ship in spring

12-01-2021 14:30
Hongqi has come to the Haikou Mobility Show with a sedan-shaped E-QM5, an electric vehicle due out this spring.

Hongqi has come to the Haikou Mobility Show with a sedan-shaped E-QM5, an electric vehicle due out this spring.

The car makes do without the company’s latest-and-greatest FAW FME platform. Instead, it relies on the older platform of the gas-powered H5 model (see video) with McPherson struts at the front end and multi-link suspension at the rear. It is 5,040 mm long, 1,910 mm wide and 1,569 mm tall with 2,990 mm between the axles.

A single electric motor drives the front axle with 136 PS (134 hp / 100 kW), and NEDC-rated driving range amounts to 431 kilometers (267 miles). The car also looks a bit like the Bestune B², which shouldn’t be surprising since like Bestune, Hongqi is a part of the FAW Group.

Inside, there is an analog gauge cluster and an infotainment display of unspecified size. Rear seat occupants get their own HVAC controls and comfortable footrests.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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