China-based premium EV brand HiPhi—created by Human Horizons—launched its latest model—the mid-size SUV HiPhi Y—at a global event in Shanghai. The Y joins HiPhi’s dual flagship models, the X ‘Super SUV’ and Z ‘Digital GT’. Intended as a luxury mainstream model, the Y follows the same LuxTech philosophy as the X and Z. It brings a number of first-in-class features, including second-generation no-touch automatic wing-opening doors, a robotic arm-mounted infotainment screen and active all-wheel-steering.
All this high-tech equipment and more is standard across the HiPhi Y range, which consists of Flagship, Long Range, Elite and Pioneer versions. The Long Range model comes equipped with a 115 kWh battery and can travel up to 810 km (CLTC) on a single charge. The standard battery is 76.6 kWh, giving up to 560km (CLTC) of range.
Four-wheel, dual motor versions have peak power of up to 371 kW, allowing for acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Rear-wheel-drive single motor versions have peak power of 247 kW. HiPhi Y is equipped with advanced front double wishbone suspension and rear five-link suspension. A chassis integrated control system uniformly deploys various actuators to achieve the best body control at all times, while the active all-wheel-steering provides stability at high speeds and additional agility at low speeds.
HiPhi line-up: X, Y, Z
HiPhi Y features an interior equipped with three advanced screens, including a 17-inch OLED center display, 15-inch HD front passenger touch screen and 12.3-inch full LCD instrument screen. All models also receive a 22.9-inch HD color heads-up display and a 9.2-inch streaming media rearview mirror. Behind the front passenger touch screen is a HiPhi Box high-performance computer equipped with a Qualcomm 8250 chip, able to support media casting and Bluetooth connectivity for a keyboard and mouse.
HiPhi Y is also equipped with a Meridian Audio System, featuring up to 25 speakers throughout the car, including two speakers only for the driver. The maximum power output of the amplifier platform is 2,820W and the system has 7.1.4 surround sound.
The HiPhi Y is available to order now, with examples already delivered to HiPhi Hub showrooms all over China. Customers in Europe will also be able to order a HiPhi Y before the end of 2023, with first deliveries in 2024.