Youxia X Is China’s Tesla Model S Knockoff
Youxia Motors appears from stealth mode in China by unveiling its sort of sweet-looking Youxia X all-electric car.
It’s of course modeled after the Tesla Model S, although according to Chinese media Youxia X is targeted at the Tesla Model 3 area.
Youxia Motors is led by 28-year old Huang Xiuyuan, who gathered around 50 engineers and designers.
Youxia X is planed for production in late 2016 with first deliveries in early 2017.
Expected price will be from 200.000 to 300.000 yuan (including 90.000 yuan green-car subsidy in China). Without deducting subsidy, Youxia X would begin from roughly $48,000 ($32.000 after incentive).
Specification are very similar to the original Tesla Model S – 40, 60 and 85 kWh pack options for 220 km (137 mi), 330 km (205 mi) or 460 km (285 mi) of range.
Motor peak power stands at 348 hp and 440 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.6 seconds.
And even “Charging of the 85kWh battery takes half an hour on a supercharger for a 270 kilometer range”.
That would definitely be competition to Tesla (like a mirror reflection). If only Youxia Motors will be able to deliver and will get incentives as a Chinese manufacturer, Youxia X could turn int a real thing.
Interior isn’t ready yet, but is very similar to the Tesla Model S: