Expectedly, in December 2021, the full-size luxury SUV stores equipped with six or seven seats and up to 290 miles of range will be available at local stores.
The export of The China-made E-HS9 luxury SUV to Norway is considered a very important step in FAW Group’s planned European expansion.
The Hongqi branch has transformed comprehensively in the following years. It is the favorite car brand of chairman Mao Zedong and Chinese Communist Party elites as well
Unlike the retro-styled Hongqi CA770 and Hongqi H5, modern vehicles with attractive designs are the highlight of this new generation model—especially after recruiting former director Rolls-Royce styling Giles Taylor in 2018.
The Chinese manufacturer says it already has more than 500 orders for its SUV in the Scandinavian country, Europe’s leader in EV adoption.
Reportedly, the first Norway-bound shipment of Hongqi E-HS9 EVs left the city of Changchun in China’s Jilin province on September 29. In a press release, Hongqi says the E-HS9 has won the trust and expectations of a large number of Norwegian users “with its unique Eastern luxury and charm.”
In terms of engines, the electric SUV is equipped with two battery packs in Norway—84 kWh and 99 kWh—offering driving ranges of 396 kilometers (246 miles) and 465 kilometers (289 miles), respectively (WLTP combined). Both battery packs support DC CCS2 fast charging at a rate of 110 kW.
These packs produce energy to a dual-motor AWD system with a total output of 320 kW (429 hp) in the base Comfort model and 405 kW (543 hp) in the Premium and Exclusive trim levels equipped with the larger battery.
In addition, this automaker also has more powerful versions, zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 4.9 seconds and the top speed is limited to 200 km/h (124 mph). Prices in Norway start at NOK619,900 ($72,610) for the Hongqi E-HS9 Comfort while the range-topping Exclusive model retails for NOK779,900 ($91,325).
The Chinese company has signed Motor Gruppen, a well-known Norwegian electric car import dealer, as its first business partner in Europe. According to the carmaker’s local consumer website, the Hongqi E-HS9 will reach Norwegian stores in December. In the future, Hongqi plans to ship other small and medium SUVs and sedans to Norway and select European countries.
Motor Gruppen – a famous Norwegian electric car import agent has been chosen as their first business partner in Europe. According to the carmaker’s local consumer website, the Hongqi E-HS9 will reach Norwegian stores in December. In the future, in addition to Norway, Hongqui will continue to export this new generation car to other European countries.