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Alpha announces the Saga, a four-door retro EV

22-11-2021 12:00
The Californian startup has two other EVs on its production schedule as well, but none on the streets so far.

The Californian startup has two other EVs on its production schedule as well, but none on the streets so far.

The new Alpha Saga is an all-electric sedan inspired by cars from the 1970s. It is 4.7 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and 1.45 meters tall (184x75x57 inches). Old-fashioned exterior details go side-by-side with modern touches, such as concealed door handles and carbon-fiber trim pieces.

The inside space is wrapped in leather and houses a large floating multimedia display, as well as a HVAC unit stylized to look like a radio. The dashboard manages to combine displays with vintage warning lights, and there are belt loops where the door handles usually are.

Buyers will be offered a choice between RWD and AWD, Alpha says. Both will weigh in at around 1,905 kilos (4,200 lbs) and come equipped with an 85-kWh battery array rated for 483 kilometers (300 miles). Sprinting to highway speed will take six seconds, and the top speed will be capped at 200 km/h (124 mph).

Prices will lie in the $50,000 - $60,000 range, the company says. Pre-orders are already open, although the actual production date has yet to be agreed upon.

Alpha’s other two projects are a two-seater electric pickup named the Wolf and a coupe dubbed the Ace. Neither has any specific launch date at the moment.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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