At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, Hongqi has taken cover from another hybrid vehicle known as the E-QM5. It will compete with the E-HS9 zero-emission, luxury SUV and will have unique styling, including strange LED lights up front, vertical slats on the closed-off grille reminiscent of the Roewe Jing Concept, V-shaped taillights, and specific logos on the trunk lid. The Chinese media reports that Hongqi's EV is 5,040 mm long, 1,910 mm high, and 1,569 mm thick. Furthermore, the 2,990 mm wheelbase is longer than that of the BMW 5-Series.
Hongqi E-QM5 features four leather-wrapped individual seats divided by wide center armrests, shiny black accents, carbon fiber-effect trim, and aluminum. A tablet-like interface sits on the dashboard, and it appears that it will be used to monitor the majority of the car's functions, as we can't see any physical buttons other than the ones on the three spoke steering wheel, the automatic parking brake and hazard lighting on the center console, and the ones used to operate the power seats and windows.
According to reports, a 55 kWh battery powers a 134 HP electric motor that drives the front wheels via a single-speed gearbox. The model has a NEDC test cycle length of 431 km and is expected to cost between 200,000 and 300,000 yuan in China, which equates to $30,000-$46,000 at current exchange rates.