Chinese automaker Voyah, a subsidiary of Dongfeng, is set to broaden its European footprint by entering the markets of Spain and Portugal later this year, alongside its existing presence in Germany, France, and Italy. The expansion will feature the introduction of the well-received Free SUV and Dreamer van.
Having initially ventured into the European market in Norway at the close of 2022, Voyah made its first deliveries of the Free SUV over a year ago. The brand has since extended its reach to Israel and Finland, with plans to target its core markets in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal in 2024. Although the Free SUV received environmental bonus eligibility in Germany in May 2023, its market launch appears to have been postponed.
CEO Lu Fang announced that both the electric SUV Voyah Free and the electric van Voyah Dream are slated for an official launch in Spain and Portugal this year. Notably, these two countries were not initially mentioned in the brand's expansion plans for Europe.
The European version of the Free, measuring 4.90 meters in length with a 2.96-meter wheelbase, likely features variations in its electric drive compared to the Chinese model. Initial reports from Norway indicated a dual-motor version offering 360 kW of power, 720 Nm of maximum torque, a 106.7 kWh battery, and a WLTP range of 500 kilometers. China offers three drive options, each with distinct performance specifications.
Sharing a platform with the Free, the Dreamer van, which has been available in China since late 2021, measures 5.32 meters in length. Specific details about the European version are yet to be disclosed. Both the Free and the Dreamer are also available as plug-in hybrids, and the availability of both drive types in the European market is pending confirmation.
Established in August 2021, Voyah is a relatively young brand and represents the premium segment of Dongfeng. The company marked its initial entry into the Chinese market by delivering its first vehicles in August 2021.