HiPhi, the brand of premium electric cars from China’s Human Horizons, recently launched its latest model – the mid-size SUV HiPhi Y – at a global event in Shanghai. The Y is the second of HiPhi’s dual flagship models, the X ‘Super SUV’ and Z ‘Digital GT’, which were launched in September 2020 and August 2022, respectively.
Luxury mainstream model
Intended as a luxury mainstream model, the Y follows the same LuxTech philosophy as the X and Z with bold styling and advanced technologies.
It brings a number of first-in-class features, such as the revolutionary second-generation no-touch automatic wing-opening doors, robotic arm-mounted infotainment screen, and active all-wheel-steering.
810-km range claimed
The extensive range of high-tech equipment is standard across the HiPhi Y range, which consists of Flagship, Long Range, Elite and Pioneer versions. The Long Range model is fitted with a 115 kWh battery pack and is claimed to have a range of up to 810 kms. The standard battery capacity is 76.6 kWh, which is said to provide up to 560 kms of range.
The dual motor versions have peak power of up to 371 kW, making it possible to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, it is claimed. Rear-wheel-drive single motor versions have peak power of 247 kW.
The HiPhi Y is equipped with advanced front double wishbone suspension and rear 5-link suspension.
A chassis integrated control system uniformly deploys various actuators to maintain constantly optimum body control at all times.
The active all-wheel steering provides stability at high speeds and additional agility at low speeds.
Hi-tech cabin environment
Inside the HiPhi Y is a very hi-tech environment. There three advanced displays: a 17-inch OLED centre screen; 15-inch HD front passenger touchscreen; and 12.3-inch full LCD instrument screen.
All versions also have a 22.9-inch HD colour heads-up display and a 9.2-inch streaming media rearview mirror.
Behind the front passenger touchscreen is a HiPhi Box high-performance computer equipped with a Qualcomm 8250 chip. This supports media casting and Bluetooth connectivity for a keyboard and mouse.
HiPhi works with Meridian for customised audio systems. The one in the Y has up to 25 speakers throughout the cabin.. The maximum power output of the amplifier platform is 2,820W and the system has 7.1.4 surround sound.
On sale in China, Europe in 2024
The Y is already shipping to customers in China and orders will soon be able to order the model in Europe, with first deliveries in 2024.