Chinese Tesla Model S Copy
A new cloned electric sports sedan, dubbed the Youxia X, has just been revealed in China. Supposedly set to compete against the future smaller Tesla Model 3, the X is being produced by a recently established Chinese auto manufacturer, Shanghai-based Youxia Motors. The company’s first production car, the Youxia X claims to be a direct competitor with the popular Tesla. However, the Youxia X seems more like a down right Tesla Model S copy with some extra trinkets than an original piece of competitive auto engineering.
This wouldn’t be the first (as we have seen many many times before) time that a Chinese car company has ripped their design from out of country automakers. But all of this aside, the Youxia X is still a cool looking car. It’s apparently powered by a 348 horsepower electric motor and has an operating system based on Google Android 5.0 that will supposedly be fully compatible with Apple and Android devices. It also has a built in WiFi hotspot and all of the car’s electronics can be controlled via a remote. One really interesting and also somewhat gimmicky feature is the option to choose from a list of various car engine sounds to channel through the speakers as you drive. A few sound options include the Ferrari 488 GTB, the LaFerrari, and the Jaguar F-Type.
Another interesting feature is the holographic grille on the front of the car that is interchangeable between Knight Rider style running lights, the Youxia logo, or anything else the driver has in mind. The Youxia X is scheduled to begin production towards the end of 2016 and will be priced between $32,000 to $48,000. Photos courtesy of CarNewsChina.com