Faraday Future Will Show Its Electric Crossover at CES2017 Next January

With the worlds of vehicles and technology becoming so closely intertwined, it's not at all uncommon for what is essentially a car company to debut its products at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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That's precisely what Faraday Future intends to do, which means we will soon get to see a rival for Tesla's other model after Atieva's sedan got leaked on the Internet a few days ago. Judging by what we've seen so far - which isn't much, to be honest, apart from this sketchy dark image - Faraday's EV won't resemble Tesla's Model X too much.

If the shape portrayed here has anything to do with reality - and it better should have, otherwise it would be pointless - this electric SUV is going for a much more conservative shape than the X, with the two-box styling made more obvious by the longer hood and really huge front and rear overhangs.

The image is supposed to showcase the company's ultra-dense battery pack, and it does look like it's quite compact compared to what we've seen in other EVs. It also suggests the unnamed crossover will have a very low ground clearance, but we should always keep in mind we're analyzing a teaser image. Besides, Faraday Future made it very clear it plans to have a broader range of vehicles, so that platform might belong to a sedan or even a sports car.

Actually, Faraday's prototype has already been spotted, and it seems to have much more balanced proportions with shorter overhangs, larger wheels, bigger ground clearance, and a more coupeish silhouette. That means the relation between the chassis and the body in the teaser should be taken with a grain of salt.

Despite being an American firm based in San Francisco, Faraday Future is actually heavily backed by Chines billionaire Jia Yueting, who is also the CEO of LeEco - the brand that has just launched its products on the US market yesterday, complete with a more production-ready version of the LeSEE electric sedan. With Atieva's Atvus also on the way, the luxury electric segment looks set to get quite busy over the following years.

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