From raucous hypercar to elegant EVs.
Earlier this month, Apollo Automobil unleashed the insane Project EVO hypercar, essentially a more hardcore version of the company's Intensa Emozione. Festooned with enough sharp edges and gaping intakes to make it stand out alongside any Lamborghini or Ferrari, the Project EVO is one of the wildest designs we've seen this year. Now, the company's EV offshoot known as Apollo Future Mobility Group has come up with something altogether more sensible.
At the 2021 China International Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, Apollo revealed a battery-electric sedan concept known as the EVision S. It looks like a sportier and even more luxurious alternative to the likes of the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan.
The EVision S will be joined by an SUV counterpart known as the EVision X, although only the EVision S sedan was shown. It's a sexy, sleek design with distinct coupe-like proportions. There are four doors but as is often the case with concept cars, there are no traditional door handles and the wing mirrors are impossibly small. In a cheeky description on its website, Apollo says that the EVision shows that an "electric mobility future doesn't have to be defined by the anonymous 'utilitarian' designs showcased by legacy automotive manufacturers." Although the SUV wasn't officially shown, Apollo's website did show some shadowy images of what appears to be the EVision X alongside the EVision S.
Compared to the EVision S, the EVision X naturally sits much higher off the ground. However, both models share a similar front lighting signature. In profile, the EVision X resembles a BMW X6 or Audi Q8. There are hints of Lamborghini Urus around the front fascia too, although this vehicle will rival the Tesla Model X and Mercedes EQS SUV. In short, both these cars look the part. The company hasn't divulged powertrain details but it has developed an 800-volt electric powertrain that should be put to good use in both concepts. Reports suggest that the production version of the EVision S will reach customers in 2023, so we should find out more about these EV twins sooner rather than later.