The electric vehicle market is getting more crowded and competitive every year, with new models and brands vying for attention and sales. One of the latest entrants is Voyah, a Chinese company that aims to challenge the established players with its Voyah Free electric SUV.
Voyah is a sub-brand of Dongfeng Motor, one of the largest automakers in China. It was launched in 2020, focusing on premium and intelligent electric vehicles. The Free is its first model, and it promises to offer a compelling combination of design, performance, technology, and value.
The Voyah Free is a midsize electric SUV that comfortably seats five passengers. It has a sleek and futuristic exterior, with a distinctive front grille that features a light strip and a logo that changes color according to the driving mode. The rear end also has a light strip that connects the taillights, creating a harmonious look.
The interior of the Voyah Free is equally impressive, with a minimalist and elegant dashboard that houses a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The center console has a rotary knob for selecting the drive modes, which include Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow. The cabin is spacious and airy, thanks to the panoramic sunroof and the generous legroom and headroom.
The Free is available in two power combinations: extended range and pure electric. The extended range model uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as a range extender, while the pure electric model relies solely on battery power. Both models have dual electric motors that deliver 684 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque.
The Voyah Free can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 99 mph. The battery pack has a capacity of 70 kWh for the extended range model and 106.7 kWh for the pure electric model. The extended range model can travel up to 530 miles on a single charge, while the pure electric model can travel up to 310 miles on the WLTP cycle. The battery can be recharged from 30 to 80 percent in 30 minutes using a fast charger.
The Free also boasts a host of advanced driver-assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, and parking assist. It also has a remote-control function that allows the driver to park the car using a smartphone app.
The Voyah Free is expected to go on sale in China later this year, with a starting price of around $35,000. It will also be available in Europe in 2023, starting with Norway, where it will compete with other electric SUVs such as the Audi Q4 e-tron, the BMW iX3, and the Tesla Model Y.
The Free is an ambitious and promising debut for Voyah, and it could shake up the electric vehicle market with its attractive design, solid performance, high-tech features, and competitive price. It could also appeal to environmentally conscious buyers looking for a premium, intelligent electric vehicle that does not compromise quality or comfort.
The Voyah Free is one of the most exciting electric SUVs to watch out for in the coming years, and we can’t wait to get behind the wheel and see how it drives.