Dongfeng’s subsidiary, Voyah, has successfully delivered its first batch of electric cars in Europe. In December, the first 136 units of the Voyah Free electric SUV model were given to customers in Norway, marking the brand’s expansion into the European market.
This marks the achievement of Voyah’s self-imposed timetable for entering the Norwegian market, which was announced in mid-February and included the opening of the brand’s first showroom in Oslo in June and the start of deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Voyah, a premium offshoot of the car manufacturer Dongfeng, launched in China in August 2021 and had delivered a total of 6,791 electric cars to customers by the end of the year. Norwegian customers paid approximately 69,220 euros (NOK 719,000) for their new electric cars, with further deliveries expected in January. The first batch of Voyah Free vehicles to arrive in Norway in November 2022 consisted of 500 units.
Voyah Free electric SUV has a length of 4.90 meters and a wheelbase of 2.96 meters. However, the electric drive system offered in Norway may differ from that offered in China.
According to Car News China, the dual-motor model available in Norway has 360 kW of power, 720 Nm of maximum torque, and a 106.7 kWh battery, resulting in a WLTP range of 500 kilometers. In China, there are three drive options available for the Voyah Free, each with varying performance data.
The rear-wheel-drive version has an output of 255 kW and a range of 505 kilometers with its 88 kWh battery. The all-wheel drive model produces 510 kW and can travel 475 kilometers with the same battery.
There is also a version in China with a 33 kWh battery and a 1.5-liter range extender, which has an NEDC range of 860 kilometers, 140 of which are electric. Voyah plans to enter other international markets in 2023, including Israel, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark.