The HiPhi Z with futuristic design is available in five-seat and four-seat versions with starting prices of RMB 610,000 ($88,800) and 630,000 respectively.

Human Horizons officially launches 2nd model HiPhi Z, starting at around $88,800-CnEVPost

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Chinese homegrown premium electric vehicle (EV) maker Human Horizons has officially launched its second model under the HiPhi brand, the HiPhi Z, after unveiling the model last month.

Human Horizons said at the Chengdu auto show, which opened on August 26, that the HiPhi Z is available in five-seat and four-seat versions with starting prices of RMB 610,000 ($88,800) and RMB 630,000, respectively.

HiPhi is the highest-priced local Chinese brand for vehicles to date, with the six-seat version of the HiPhi X SUV released in October 2020 starting at RMB 570,000 and the four-seat version starting at a whopping RMB 800,000.

The HiPhi Z is a coupe with a length, width and height of 5,036 mm, 2,018 mm and 1,439 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 3,150 mm.

Human Horizons officially launches 2nd model HiPhi Z, starting at around $88,800-CnEVPost

Human Horizons officially launches 2nd model HiPhi Z, starting at around $88,800-CnEVPost

The model is available with 120-kWh and 94.277-kWh capacity battery packs and has three CLTC ranges of 705 km, 655 km and 560 km.

The HiPhi Z is equipped with dual motors, both front and rear with a peak power of 247 kW. Their total maximum power is 494 kW and maximum torque is 820 Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

The model is equipped with a suspended rear wing that opens automatically when the vehicle reaches 80 km/h, or the user can turn it on and off manually when needed.

At 200 km/h, the rear wing provides 468 N of downward pressure, according to the company.

The model features second-generation programmable matrix headlights through which movies can be played, making the vehicle a movable private theater, the company said.

HiPhi Z is equipped with 32 driver assistance sensors, including one LiDAR, 13 cameras, five millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars and a maximum forward detection range of 250 meters.

Due to its high pricing, HiPhi does not see as high monthly sales as other mass-market-oriented brands.

In July, the HiPhi brand sold 526 units, according to data previously released by the company. So far this year, the brand has sold a cumulative total of 3,110 vehicles.

Human Horizons officially launches 2nd model HiPhi Z, starting at around $88,800-CnEVPost

Human Horizons officially unveils HiPhi Z, its 2nd premium model under HiPhi brand

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