Voyah Zhuiguang's starting price of RMB 322,900 is higher than the Rising F7's RMB 209,900 and lower than the ET7's RMB 458,000.

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Voyah, Dongfeng Motor's new energy vehicle (NEV) brand, made its first sedan model available to tap into the increasingly crowded mid-to-large-size electric sedan market.

Voyah officially launched the Zhuiguang (literally, chasing the light) on the first day of the Shanghai auto show on April 18, offering three versions with starting prices of RMB 322,900 ($46,980), RMB 352,900 and RMB 432,900, respectively.

That is higher than the starting price of RMB 209,900 for Rising Auto's F7 sedan, which went on sale late last month, and lower than RMB 458,000 for the NIO ET7.

The Voyah Zhuiguang is 5,088 mm long, 1,970 mm wide, with a height of 1,515 mm and 1,505 mm in two specifications, and a wheelbase of 3,000 mm.

The Rising F7 measures 5,000 mm in length, 19,53 mm in width and 1,494 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3,000 mm. The NIO ET7 measures 5,101 mm in length, 1,987 mm in width and 1,509 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3,060 mm.

The Voyah Zhuiguang is equipped with a dual-motor four-wheel drive system with a maximum power of 160 kW for the front motor and 215 kW for the rear motor.

Its powertrain has a total power of 375 kW and a maximum torque of 730 Nm, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

The two less expensive versions of the car are equipped with a semi-solid-state battery with a capacity of 82 kWh, while the long-range version is equipped with a ternary lithium battery with a capacity of 109 kWh.

It is worth noting that the semi-solid-state battery does not give the model a significantly longer range: the 82 kWh version has a CLTC range of 580 km, while the 109 kWh version has a range of 730 km.

On fast charge, the Voyah Zhuiguang can achieve a range of 230 km in 10 minutes.

Voyah is the brand launched by Dongfeng Motor in late 2020, with the first model, the Voyah FREE, going on sale in China in June 2021, available in extended-range technology and in all-electric versions.

On May 7, 2022, Voyah's second model, the Dreamer MPV, was launched and deliveries began on July 16.

Voyah delivered 3,027 vehicles in March, up 116.21 percent year-on-year and up 173.44 percent from February, according to figures it announced earlier this month.

The brand delivered 5,682 vehicles in the first quarter, up 53.86 percent year-on-year.

($1 = RMB 6.8731)