The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) revealed Dongfeng’s high-end new energy brand Voyah’s new pure electric SUV named Zhiyin on May 11. Internally codenamed H37, the car is positioned lower than the Voyah FREE, with its literal Chinese translation being bosom friend.

Power and Performance

In terms of power, the single-motor version of the Voyah Zhiyin will offer two different electric motors (model TZ220XSP02 and TZ225XYH01) with a maximum power of 215 kW and 230 kW. The ternary lithium and lithium iron phosphate battery packs will be supplied by CATL. The dual-motor version will be powered by a TZ200XSP08 front and rear motor, each outputting 160 kW. The lithium iron phosphate battery packs will come from multiple supplier sources. The top speed is 204 km/h.

Dimensions and Design

The Voyah Zhiyin measures 4725/1900/1636 (1653) mm, with a wheelbase of 2900 mm, positioning it as a medium-sized SUV. For reference, the Voyah FREE measures 4905/1950/1645 mm, with a wheelbase of 2960 mm. Two front-face variants have also been declared for the Zhiyin. One variant is equipped with a flat closed front grille while the other has a concave front grille. The headlights, front bumpers, and license plate positions all remain the same.

Exterior Features

Moreover, the Voyah Zhiyin offers two exterior body colors: black + white and blue. Both the hidden door handles and a sunroof are not absent. The tire specification is 255/45 R20.

Interior Insights

According to the interior spy shots, the cockpit of the Voyah Zhiyin is expected to come with a flat-bottom steering wheel, a large floating central control screen, and a layered center console that has a wireless charging panel on the top and cup holders/storage area on the bottom. The car is likely to be jointly built by Voyah and Huawei, and will be equipped with the Huawei Qiankun system and HarmonyOS technology.

Voyah Zhiyin, A New Electric SUV interior insights
Voyah Zhiyin, A New Electric SUV interior insights

Collaboration and Future Plans

At the 2024 Voyah Spring Technical Communication Meeting on April 24, Voyah officially announced that a new model with in-depth cooperation with Huawei will be launched this year, likely to be the Voyah Zhiyin. At the same time, Voyah also announced its plan to launch a new pure electric SUV model this year.