Chinese luxury car maker HONGQI has unveiled its first electric model in Bahrain.

Zayani Motors, the exclusive distributor of HONGQI in the Kingdom, introduced the brand-new E-HS9 model – the first electric vehicle by the high-end Chinese automotive brand, marking a notable addition to its current lineup available in Bahrain.

The launch ceremony was held at the Harbour Row project and was attended by Zayani Motors’ Managing Director Rashid Z Alzayani, General Manager Mohammed Zaki, and several other officials.

The E-HS9 is a full-size smart electric SUV with a striking presence, powered by large-capacity batteries (99kWh) that can launch the car from 0 to 100km/h in a quick 4.8 seconds. The model’s impressive speed is combined with high performance, while at the other end its smooth, dynamic lines create a unique design language that characterises the brand’s aesthetic bringing together tradition and technology.

The model’s cabin takes luxury and comfort to new heights with the inclusion of latest technology. This electric SUV comes with six or seven seats and is fitted with Nappa leather and Alcantara fabric detailing. All three rows are ventilated and adjustable, while an additional massage function is included for the front seats. The front row touch-control screen gives the driver a breakthrough visual experience, while internal ambient lighting, four temperature zone control and a panoramic sunroof make for maximum atmospheric convenience. Additionally, a privacy glass increases passengers’ sense of security and shields them from glare.

The E-HS9 also comes with various interactive systems that provide the optimal operating experience to help make driving safer. It includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning system, blind spot detection, cross reverse warning, lane departure warning and automatic parking as some of the standard features. The car’s high-strength steel-aluminium mix body achieves extreme sturdiness and body rigidity.

Speaking at the ceremony, Rashid Z Alzayani said: “At Zayani Motors, we constantly strive to cement our position as one of the leading providers of quality products and services in the Kingdom’s automotive industry and to continue meeting the aspirations of our valued partners and clients.

“We continue this journey with you by unveiling the E-HS9 – the full-size smart electric SUV that will certainly take the competition in the market to the next level with the innovative technologies invested in it.”

Mohammed Zaki added: “This innovative full-size smart electric SUV provides unique elegance, reliable performance and an exquisite experience, with zero emissions, below 56 Decibels of noise, zero fuel expense and a remarkable cruising range equal to or greater than 441km per full battery charge.” ✤