HiPhi X: an Advanced Electric SUV with 380 Miles of Autonomy

A year ago, the Chinese brand HiPhi, belonging to the Human Horizons company, showed us its prototype, which advanced the lines of a future high-end electric crossover. Now the firm has revealed the final version of its first model, which will receive the trade name HiPhi X and go on sale in the first half of 2021.

Manufactured in Yancheng, in Jiangsu’s Chinese province, this model stands out for its striking design, reinforced by the beautiful orange paint with which it has been presented. Its silhouette denotes its dynamic nature, as it has a very short hood and a wide wheelbase. The headlights are linked by an LED strip, while the black roof adds a visual lightness to the whole.

One of the highlights of this model will be its rear doors, not only because they will open in reverse, but because its upper section (the roof and the third window) will open upwards, making it easier to enter the third row of seats, thus mixing ideal solutions from Rolls-Royce (suicide doors) and Tesla (gull-wing doors).

The vehicle will have six seats in a 2 + 2 + 2 configuration, with the places in the first two rows of electrical adjustments, heating, and cooling, all managed through a series of touch controls. However, the model does not maintain the side cameras that the original prototype sported, giving way to conventional rear-view mirrors.

The HiPhi X will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive versions. Although its power figures are unknown, the most performance variant will be able to do 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. There will also be several battery options, the most capable of which is 96 kWh, with which it will reach a range of more than 380 miles.

Thanks to its partnership with Microsoft, Human Horizons has developed an artificial intelligence system for the vehicle, which will also feature OTA updates. The firm also promises that the model will have a level 3 autonomous driving assistant, although not many details have been given regarding this system.

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