Tesla Model S Lookalike Electric Car Surfaces in China, It's Called Youxia X

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There's a simple choice one has to make when it comes to Tesla. You either want to be them, or you are against them, but the Chinese found a middle way on this matter: they copied them.
More exactly, they copied the Tesla Model S, and that's why you're reading about the uncharted Youxia X sedan.

Also, it uses electricity to go from A to B, so let's hear what it has to offer. For starters, Youxia claims the X delivers 362 horsepower coming from an electric motor that is also responsible for a maximum torque of 325 lb-ft (440.6 Nm).

Along with these figures comes a maximum range of 137 miles (km), since the brand's website displays a battery capacity of 40 kWh. That's not it, though. The Youxia X will also receive 60 kWh and 85 kWh battery backs, which should enable, at least on paper, maximum ranges of 205 and 286 miles, respectively.

I've left exterior styling last not because there are many things to discuss here, but because we're looking at another audacious Chinese car "inspired" by American - in this case - or European models.

We won't follow the path of discussing exterior design on this one, as you have the photo gallery ready to show whatever you need to see.

However, there's a bridge between this car and the famous KITT from Knight Rider, according to Car News China. The source claims the Youxia X is here to compete against Tesla Model 3, not Model S, and hear this out: the name Youxia is the Chinese word for Knight Rider. So, what's the Chinese for David Hasselhoff in this case?

Anyway, prices for the Youxia X will start anywhere between 200.000 to 300.000 yuan (the equivalent of $32.000-$48.000 at current exchange rates), which is kind of cheap considering this is the Chinese market we're referring to.
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