Voyah completes first vehicle deliveries in Norway
The Dongfeng subsidiary Voyah has delivered its first electric cars in Europe. In December, the first 136 units of the electric SUV model Voyah Free were handed over to customers in Norway. Further markets are to follow in 2023 – Germany has not yet been named.
Voyah is a very young brand, the premium offshoot of the car manufacturer Dongfeng delivered its first vehicles in China in August 2021. By the end of the year, 6,791 electric cars had been handed over to customers.
For the expansion into Norway, Voyah has kept to its self-imposed timetables: The market launch in Norway was first announced in mid-February. Both the opening of the first Voyah showroom in Oslo (and the brand’s first showroom outside China), which was planned for June, and the start of deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2022 have been met.
Norwegian customers paid the equivalent of 69,220 euros (NOK 719,000) for their new electric car. Further deliveries are expected to follow in January: The first batch of Voyah Free, which arrived in Norway in November 2022, has comprised 500 vehicles, according to earlier reports.
The Voyah Free is a 4.90-metre-long electric SUV with a 2.96-metre wheelbase. However, a different electric drive system is likely to be offered in Norway: Car News China writes of a dual-motor model with 360 kW of power, 720 Nm of maximum torque and thanks to a 106.7 kWh battery, the Free is said to have a WLTP range of 500 kilometres.
In China, on the other hand, there are three drive options, each with different performance data: The rear-wheel-drive version has an output of 255 kW and, with the 88 kWh battery, an NEDC range of 505 kilometres. The all-wheel drive model produces 510 kW and uses the same battery for 475 kilometres. There is also a version in China with a 33 kWh battery and a 1.5-litre range extender – for an NEDC range of 860 kilometres, 140 of which are electric.
Entry into other international markets is planned for 2023. Israel, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark are targeted thus far.
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