China greets its first domestic Grand Tourer EV
Neta, a premium vehicle brand owned by Hozon Auto, has unveiled a four-seat electric coupe called the GT. According to CarNewsChina, it is the country’s first production EV in the Grand Tourer class.
The newcomer measures 4,715 mm long, 1,979 mm wide and 1,415 mm tall with 2,770 mm between the axles (L/W/H in inches: 184.2 x 77.3 x 55.3, wheelbase: 108.2). As such, the car is rather large and only 150 mm (6 inches) shorter than the Toyota Camry. As a result, it is a full-fledged four-seater, although the back row is represented by only two seats without headrests.
Overall, the styling will not be surprising anyone familiar with the recent China-made EVs. In some aspects, the Neta GT resembles the Neta S sedan that the company launched last spring (see video). It also tries to look like a traditional ICE car with fake air intakes in the hood and the fenders, as well as tailpipe-shaped rear bumper inserts.
Inside, there is a large vertical display in the middle and another, smaller screen for the dashboard. The trim scheme includes natural leather and carbon fiber.
In its most basic spec, the EV will come equipped with a sole RWD motor rated at 231 PS (228 hp / 160 kW). Going for the top spec will net you two engines, electric AWD and 462 PS (456 hp / 340 kW). Battery size and acceleration are unannounced, but Neta says the single-motor version may have up to 660 km (410 miles) of range.
The full reveal will take place at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show, and the sales are penciled in for H2 2023.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
Source:Forma car News
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