This SUV was designed by the same man who gave us the Cullinan, and it shows

And yes, it comes from China

This is the Hongqi E-HS9, an SUV made by the same company that built the presidential ‘H9’ sedan that Clarkson drove in China on The Grand Tour. The Chinese automaker ‘borrowed’ several design cues from Rolls-Royce but that’s because the E-HS9 was designed by Giles Taylor, the same designer who gave us the Cullinan.

The E-HS9 is only available in China and Norway at the moment but the company says they want to sell it in other European countries as well. It is a bit smaller than the Cullinan - 5.2 mt x 2.01 x 1.71 mt - and it’s electric, equipped with two electric motors for a combined power output of 321 hp. It’s not that bad, even though the car’s heavy: 2,610 kg.

The 99 kWh battery pack gives it a range of around 465 km (289 miles). According to Hongqi, the top speed is 112 mph and 0-60 only takes 4.9 seconds.

So how much? Well, technically you can only buy it in EV-friendly Norway, where it’s priced from €85,000 (£72k).

What do you think? Discount Rolls-Royce Cullinan or a valid alternative to, say, the BMW X7? Would you drive one?

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Comments (20)

  • That’s quite a good price you get a lot for it

      1 month ago
    • I agree. And there are two things I wanna say. First, the Cullinan is ugly, maybe this looks better in person and 2, I forgot what the second thing was

        1 month ago
  • Exterior is even worse than the Cullinan, but I like the interior. Still, I think that hyper-luxurious SUV’s are absolutely pointless. If that was a proper saloon, this could be some seriously cool stuff.

      1 month ago
    • they do have a similar saloon call the h9

        1 month ago
    • I’ve looked it up, grill as a bit too big, but it’s not bad actually

        1 month ago
  • I always loved this car, I hope it will eventually be on sale here too

      1 month ago
  • Ugly

      1 month ago
  • Grill from BMW (X7), Wheels from Bentley, doors from Land Rover, headlights from Chevrolet,Tail lights from Audi,interior from Mercedes, Shaped like a Range Rover.That's it.

      1 month ago
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