Dongfeng Motor's premium electric brand Voyah delivered 408 units of the Voyah FREE, one of Li Auto's Li ONE competitors, in August, its first delivery month.
A Weibo blogger revealed the figure in a post, which Voyah confirmed when it reposted the content.
The blogger said Voyah's sources said its Shanghai delivery center has a monthly delivery capacity of 400 units and will soon prepare a second delivery center.
The chart posted by the blogger, citing data from the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), shows that the Li ONE was the top-selling premium electric SUV in China in August, with 9,394 units.
NIO's ES6 came in second at 2,706 units. The BMW iX3 came in third at 2,136 units. The NIO EC6 came in fourth at 1,970 units. The NIO ES8 came in fifth at 1,800.
The chart shows that the Voyah FREE is in 7th place for deliveries of premium electric SUVs in August, ahead of the Hongqi E-HS9 at 343, the Audi e-tron at 240 and the Mercedes EQC at 219.
The Voyah FREE was available for pre-order on March 31, priced at RMB 313,600 ($47,700) for the extended-range version, like the Li ONE, and RMB 333,600 for the pure electric version.
The Voyah FREE has a length, width, and height of 4,905/1,950/1,690 mm and a wheelbase of 2,955 mm, slightly smaller than the Li ONE and NIO ES8.
The Voyah FREE rolled off the production line in mass production on June 30.
In early July, Voyah announced it would enter overseas markets, but did not reveal which country it intended to enter first.
Voyah CEO Lu Fang said that Chinese cars have the strength and confidence to level with the world, and Voyah is fully preparing to run to the vast international market while continuing to develop the domestic market, and is committed to becoming a high-end electric vehicle leader.
Starting in 2021, Voyah will bring at least one new vehicle to the market each year. Over the next five years, Voyah products will cover the sedan, SUV, and MPV markets, the company previously said.