Honda has another electric crossoverSeptember 23, 2019
By the end of the year, sales of Dongfeng Honda Siming X-NV will begin in China
The Dongfeng Honda joint venture will begin selling the Siming X-NV electric crossover in China by the end of the year. It is built on the basis of another Honda all-terrain vehicle – XR-V, a local version of the European subcompact HR-V.
Outwardly, the novelty will be practically no different from the gasoline counterpart of the Honda XR-V: the electric crossover has other fog lamp blocks and “black and white” taillights instead of red ones. In front, you can see the Dongefeng logo, not the Honda logo. The interior of the climate control unit has changed and a push-button selector for transmission modes has appeared.
Structurally, the Dongfeng Honda Siming X-NV is quite simple: MacPherson struts in front and a torsion beam at the rear, the drive can only be front. According to local media, the crossover is equipped with one electric motor with a capacity of 120 kilowatts (163 horsepower) and can travel 401 kilometers without recharging in the NEDC measurement cycle.
Siming X-NV is Honda’s second electric crossover for the Chinese market. Presented a year ago, the Everus VE-1 is also built on the basis of HR-V, more precisely, the local version called Vezel (the crossover is produced by the GAC-Honda joint venture). Its power plant is obviously the same as the Siming X-NV: a 120-kilowatt electric motor and a battery capacity of 53.6 kilowatt-hours. However, the power reserve is slightly less – 340 kilometers.
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