We Bet Tesla Won't Like This Chinese Ripoff



A brand new electric sports sedan, dubbed the Youxia X, has just been unveiled in China. Supposedly set to compete against the upcoming Tesla Model 3, the X is being produced by a recently established Chinese carmaker, Shanghai-based Youxia Motors. The company's first production vehicle, the Youxia X purports to be a direct competitor with Tesla. However, the Youxia X seems more like a blatant Tesla Model S copy with some extra trinkets than an original piece of competitive auto engineering.

This wouldn't be the first time that a Chinese car company has ripped their design from foreign automakers. But all of this aside, the Youxia X is still a cool car. It's apparently powered by a 348 hp 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

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