Chinese brand Hyper, a spinoff of GAC-owned electric vehicle (EV) specialist Aion, has detailed its new premium electric SUV with a pair of familiar doors.

    The Hyper HT features rear passenger doors similar to those of the Tesla Model X, as well as a panoramic glass roof.

    The doors have an opening height of 2.3 metres, and the company claims they need only 34cm of horizontal space to open and are therefore ideal for tight parking spaces.

    The base model features a 400V electrical system and 600km of range, likely on the more lenient CLTC cycle, with a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain producing 180kW of power and 355Nm of torque – good for a 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds.

    All other models feature an 800V electrical system and a 250kW/430Nm rear motor.

    The flagship 770 Gullwing Ultra High Voltage Max achieves even more range (770km, up from 670km) but is slightly slower to 100km/h (6.2 seconds versus 5.8 seconds)

    The company hasn’t specified the size or chemistry of the Hyper HT’s battery packs, though it says the flagship model can have 450km of range added with a 10-minute charge.

    The Hyper HT measures 4935mm long, 1920mm wide and 1700mm tall on a 2935mm wheelbase, making it around 100mm shorter and 80mm narrower than a Model X.

    The electric SUV rides on double-wishbone front and five-link independent rear suspension.

    All models have a 14.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 22-speaker sound system, as well as a front passenger seat that can fold flat to allow the passenger behind to stretch out.

    The front seats also boast heating, ventilation and massaging functions.

    The Hyper brand is very young, having only been announced late last year.

    In addition to the new HT, it also has the GT sedan – which has quirky doors of its own – and the new SSR supercar.

    The Hyper GT has been mooted for a local launch as GAC looks to expand into the Australian market.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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