Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors is gearing up to introduce its latest electric vehicle (EV) brand, codenamed ZX, targeting the premium segment in the Chinese market. The company has offered a glimpse of its inaugural model, a spacious luxury sedan, through a single design sketch.
The design sketch reveals a striking resemblance to the Hongqi H9, albeit with slightly larger dimensions. Notable features include expansive LED taillights reminiscent of the H9, running down the fascia and extending along the rear quarter panels. While the sketch showcases sizable wheels, it is anticipated that the production model may feature slightly more grounded wheel sizes, potentially ranging from 22 to 23 inches.
The design appears to draw inspiration from the H9 on the sides as well, featuring a prominent chrome accent running along the base of the doors and diagonally up the front quarter panel. Chrome elements extend to the window surrounds and thin wing mirrors, complemented by narrow LED headlights at the front.
Limited details are available about the ZX model, but the length of 5.5 meters positions it significantly longer than the H9, BMW i7, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The extended length hints at the potential for a spacious interior. Notably, the design sketch portrays an extended hood, a design choice that may raise questions if the car is intended exclusively as an EV.
Great Wall Motors is expected to unveil a concept previewing the new ZX model at the Beijing Auto Show in April, with the production model anticipated to launch in the fourth quarter of the year.