Local Chinese brands are not only capturing a share of the sedan and SUV markets, they are now coming for the MPV market as well.
Voyah, Dongfeng Motor's premium electric vehicle (EV) brand, unveiled an MPV on November 17, positioned as "the world's first large luxury electric MPV." It is also the brand's second model after the Voyah FREE SUV.
Based on Voyah's ESSA EV architecture, the Voyah Dreamer MPV measures 5,315/1,980/1,810mm in length, width and height and has a wheelbase of 3,200mm.
Voyah did not announce power specifications for the MPV, but said it will be available in an electric-only version and a version with extended-range technology, similar to the Voyah FREE SUV.
The vehicle will offer intelligent electric four-wheel drive and accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.9 seconds, making it "the world's fastest MPV," the company said.
Like its Voyah FREE SUV, Voyah is including intelligent systems in the MPV, including 5G connectivity, L2+ assisted driving systems and support for OTA upgrades.
Voyah says the vehicle uses 70 percent high-strength steel and 23.6 percent hot-formed steel.
The car will be showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show starting November 19 and is expected to go on sale in the middle of next year.
Dongfeng Motor officially announced the Voyah brand on July 17, 2020, to develop its electric vehicle ambitions independently.
The brand's first model, the Voyah FREE, was launched late last year and opened for pre-sale on March 31, with first deliveries starting in August.
The Voyah FREE is available in the same extended-range technology version as the Li Auto's Li ONE, as well as an all-electric version, starting at RMB 313,600 ($47,700) and RMB 333,600 respectively.
Voyah FREE delivered 1,006 vehicles in October, up 11 percent from September. Since deliveries began in August, the Voyah FREE's cumulative deliveries have reached 2,322 units.