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    Dongfeng Honda’s Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Jun 28, 2024

    During the Beijing Auto Show in April this year, Dongfeng Honda, one of the joint ventures with the most comprehensive electrification products in the industry, announced a personalized Chinese name for the e:NS2 – “Lie Guang”. The new car is positioned as a pure electric hunting coupe, aiming to integrate the comfort of a sedan and the multi-functional advantages of an SUV, presenting a futuristic and technological style to bravely open up new battlefields in the fiercely competitive new energy market.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda officially stated that the e:NS2, named “Hunter of Light” in Chinese, embodies two meanings: “Hunter” comes from the sporty coupe-like design, representing exploration and courage, always ready with a positive attitude; “Light” symbolizes Dongfeng Honda’s insightful vision of future travel, illuminating hope with pure electric power.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Recently, we were invited to attend the “Hunter Light National Media Test Drive”. As the culmination of Dongfeng Honda’s latest pure electric technology and intelligent technology, Hunter Light will accelerate the landing of Dongfeng Honda’s new era electrification strategy with what kind of strength, let’s take a look together. 1. Key points of the new car: – Unique styling and dynamic design – Emphasis on humanized configuration – Rich and diverse technological experience – Spacious and comfortable seating design – Excellent power output and endurance performance – Equipped with Honda SENSING safety system 2. Perfect fusion of dynamism and power.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Following the unique “Hunting Light Aesthetics” exterior design, the shape of the “Hunting Light” has more facets, sharp lines, creating a sense of speed and power. The unique hatchback tailgate elegantly embodies the distinctiveness of “Hunting Light”.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    In the front, the Honda HR-V adopts the latest family design language, with the headlights connected to the chrome trim, creating a wide visual effect. The unique front bumper design, combined with the layered front grille, enhances the three-dimensional look and sporty feel.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The sleek and dynamic body lines of the hunting light car exude a strong sense of dynamic beauty from front to back. The 18-inch rotor sport wheels in black with a matte finish are visually striking. The tires are 225/50 R18 Michelin UltraContact UC6 series high-performance tires.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    In addition, hidden door handles not only make the entire side of the new car more streamlined, but also help control wind resistance to a certain extent. The dimensions of the new car are 4788/1838/1570mm in length, width, and height respectively.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The rear design of the hunting light is also eye-catching, with unique through-style tail lights that echo the front headlight group and provide outstanding visual effects when lit. The foot-kicking induction electric tailgate makes it easier to open and close the trunk, without the need to use hands, just a simple foot movement. With a large opening hatch design, the hunting light achieves a perfect balance between practicality and aesthetics. Technology innovation optimizes the travel experience.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    LIOHT interior design adheres to the original intention of “people-oriented” car making, focusing on the comfortable experience and personalized needs of drivers and passengers. By handling details and humanized configurations, creating a warm, intelligent, and technological driving space. The car interior uses a large number of low formaldehyde, odorless environmentally friendly materials to ensure air quality and provide passengers with a healthy and comfortable driving environment.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The HuntLight is equipped with CONNECT 4.0 intelligent navigation system, supporting functions such as facial recognition, voice control, and smart scene switching. The system can automatically match personalized cabin settings through the facial recognition system, achieving a personalized driving experience.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    And support 12.8-inch smart screen + 9.4-inch full LCD smart instrument panel + 11.5-inch projection HUD multi-dimensional interconnected functions, making mobile travel more convenient, comfortable, and fun. It is worth mentioning that the projection HUD is standard across the lineup, showing sincerity in this level of vehicle.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    In addition, the Lightray is the first model of Dongfeng Honda to have intelligent heating system and in-car fragrance system. The former can coordinate the steering wheel, front row seats, front door trim panels, and the legs of the driver and front passenger with the air conditioning, intelligently adjusting the heating.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The in-car fragrance system allows users to control the scent concentration through voice commands, offering 6 fragrances to choose from. The vehicle is also equipped with a visual PM2.5 concentration system and a plasma air purification system, effectively removing odors and inhibiting the spread of harmful substances in the air, ensuring the health of users.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Meanwhile, Dongfeng Honda also features 15 intelligent scenarios: through intelligent voice interaction system, easily switch between multiple scenarios with just one sentence, effortlessly handle multiple linkages, enhance driving safety; child care: identify children traveling in the car, actively recommend entertainment content suitable for children; built-in reminder for leftover items: the app sends reminders for leftover items when leaving the car; intelligent gesture control: a total of 7 gesture control interaction methods, full of technological sense. However, objectively speaking, the success rate of experiencing this function is average, users should try not to experiment too much during the driving process to avoid distraction. Fourth, create a comfortable and enjoyable space with the MM concept.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    A comfortable seat is key to the driving experience. The seat material is made of high rebound and high shock-absorbing polyurethane PAD material, combined with a 2-level adjustment design, providing passengers with a more comfortable sitting experience.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Speaking of space, Honda’s MM concept has always focused on optimizing interior space, enhancing comfort, meeting diverse needs, and enhancing product competitiveness. This time, this concept has brought space surprises to the Honda HR-V.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The new car features a flexible space layout, with the rear seats easily folding down in a 6:4 ratio, increasing the interior depth to 1875mm. In the standard configuration, the trunk volume reaches 506L, meeting daily needs; when the rear seats are folded down, the interior space becomes nearly flat, allowing for easy storage of camping gear or fitness equipment.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    1. In terms of details, hidden front center tray and peninsula-style armrest can provide front passengers with flexible access between the driver and passenger seats, bringing a sense of ease to users’ parking in today’s increasingly tight parking spaces. 2. Driving pleasure and travel safety are both guaranteed.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    In terms of power, the new car will be equipped with ternary lithium-ion batteries from CATL, with a capacity of 68.8kWh. The front single motor can output a maximum power of 150kW. With advanced battery technology and efficient energy management system, it achieves excellent endurance performance. In urban conditions, the Lightray can maintain stable endurance, meeting users’ daily travel needs.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The vehicle demonstrates excellent smoothness and responsiveness when starting. Honda’s craftsmanship and intelligent efficient electric architecture ensure quick and smooth acceleration in both standard and sport modes.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The acceleration of the hunting light is linear and powerful, easily handling various overtaking scenarios. In sport mode, the addition of Honda EV SOUND sports sound makes the acceleration process full of dynamic and passion.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Four driving modes are available: Sport mode, Standard mode, Economy mode, and Comfort mode. Each mode is designed to meet different driving conditions and needs, providing drivers with a more precise and pure driving experience. In Sport mode, the vehicle’s handling performance is further enhanced, allowing drivers to fully enjoy the pleasure of driving.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    The braking system of the hunting light performs stably and sensitively, responding quickly and accurately to the driver’s braking needs. The vehicle’s kinetic energy recovery system has been carefully tuned to ensure both recovery efficiency and driving smoothness. The design of the energy recovery paddle allows drivers to adjust the three-gear recovery intensity according to actual needs, achieving a more personalized driving experience.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Although the new car uses a torsion beam rear suspension, thanks to the addition of an amplitude responsive damping system, the vehicle can effectively absorb road bumps during driving, providing a smoother ride. At the same time, the steering system is precise and responsive, allowing the driver to easily control the vehicle’s trajectory, to some extent compensating for the shortcomings of torsion beam suspension in accurately controlling the vehicle’s trajectory.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Hunting light performs excellently in terms of quietness, with double-layer laminated glass and ANC active noise reduction system effectively reducing noise interference during driving. In addition, supported by the BOSE sound system with 12 surround high-fidelity speakers, the interior can maintain a very pleasant driving environment whether in city congestion or highway driving.

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    Dongfeng Honda's Elysion: The Ultimate Pure Electric Hunting Coupe with Futuristic Style and Intelligent Features

    As the latest collection of pure electric technology and intelligent technology from Dongfeng Honda, the Elysion is equipped with the Honda SENSING safety super sensing system, which includes several active safety technologies such as the ACC active cruise control system, LKAS lane keeping assist system, and CMBS collision mitigation braking system. These technologies can effectively improve driving safety and reduce accidents. Additionally, the Elysion also has various intelligent driving assistance functions such as automatic parking assist and panoramic imaging system, further enhancing the user’s driving experience. Summary: In the increasingly competitive new energy vehicle market, Dongfeng Honda, with its profound technological accumulation and precise understanding of user needs, has made the newly launched pure electric model Elysion competitive in terms of exterior design, technological configuration, space layout, endurance performance, and intelligent driving assistance system. However, facing fierce market competition and constantly changing consumer demands, Dongfeng Honda, which does not have the advantage in new product launch frequency, must maintain or even improve its consistent high quality standards to ensure that the Elysion quickly establishes a good reputation in the new energy vehicle market. In addition, as a pure electric hunting coupe, the Elysion’s unique design and positioning may result in a relatively narrow market audience, requiring Dongfeng Honda to accurately position it in the market promotion. Only by successfully attracting more attention from potential consumers can it win a considerable market share.