Partnership between Honda and Dongfeng in Electric Vehicle Production

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Honda's newly formed Lingxi electric brand for China has unveiled its inaugural product, following a preview in concept form late last year. Disclosures made with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) offer a glimpse of the EV in its final design, which is intended to appeal to younger consumers with its sharp, angular lines.

Produced as part of Honda's partnership with Dongfeng, the Lingxi L closely resembles its concept predecessor, albeit with a moderated design approach. It retains expressive design elements and intricate lighting features, adding a touch of allure to an otherwise conventional compact sedan, reminiscent of recent offerings from Hyundai.

Honda Linxi

Measuring a wheelbase of 2,731 mm, the Lingxi L closely mirrors the size of the Honda Civic, with a negligible 4 mm difference in wheelbase length. However, unlike the Civic, the L model incorporates a lithium iron phosphate battery pack, contributing to a curb weight of up to 1,702 kg.

While specific details regarding the battery pack's capacity and range remain undisclosed, it has been confirmed that the vehicle will feature a single electric motor capable of delivering up to 215 hp to the wheels. Moreover, documentation filed with the MIIT indicates radar inclusion, hinting at advanced driver assistance features. However, interior details are yet to be revealed.


Upon the introduction of the Lingxi brand by the Sino-foreign joint venture between Honda and Dongfeng, it was emphasized that the vehicles would target a distinct demographic from the e:NS range of EVs, thus implying varied pricing strategies. While official manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) have not been disclosed, reports from CNEV Post suggest that the brand's focus on younger Chinese buyers may translate to competitive pricing, aimed at offering accessible vehicles.

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