Chinese electric vehicle startup Human Horizons has revealed more details about its second product, the electric GT HiPhi Z.
HiPhi Z was first shown in November 2021. The company says it intends to redefine the traditional grand tourer as the electric car "looks, feels and drives like a car from 20 years into the future".
The doors are intelligent, equipped with an interactive ISD system and ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology with 100 millimeter positioning. This allows people, keys and other vehicles to be automatically detected, allowing the doors to automatically adjust the timing and angle of opening.
In terms of aerodynamics, Active Grille Flaps (AGS) work in conjunction with the rear spoiler and wing to automatically adjust the vehicle's drag and reduce lift.
Inside, HiPhi Z is equipped with HiPhi Bot artificial intelligence, which can automatically adjust every aspect of driving. Interior highlights include a center screen that can be rotated from landscape to portrait, a dual-spoke steering wheel, Ultrasuede Bio Galaxy soft-touch fabric, flowing panel lighting, a 23-speaker Meridian audio system, and racing-style bucket seats wrapped in vegan cloth.
The electric car is equipped with a high-performance 120 kWh battery pack using Cell to Pack (CTP) technology, which, in turn, provides a range of up to 705 kilometers on the Chinese CLTC cycle. The automaker did not provide details about the rest of the powertrain, but said the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The vehicle features a lightweight aluminum and steel construction, all-aluminum double wishbone front suspension, five-link rear suspension, air suspension and Continuous Damping Control (CDC). Rear-wheel steering and IVC dynamic vehicle control are also present, giving the vehicle over 5 meters in length a Mini Cooper-like turning radius.
For automated driving functions, the vehicle is equipped with a NVIDIA Orin X chip, a QNX Neutrino real-time operating system (RTOS) that manages 34 sensors and LiDAR technology "to constantly scan the environment and perform assisted driving and parking, and as well as smart calling with a smartphone app".
The HiPhi Z will cost between $89,000 and $129,000 in China, with official release dates to be announced at the Chengdu Auto Show in August.