Want a good-looking, sporty electric sedan? Hozon has you covered with the Neta S.
First unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai auto show, many shrugged off the concept as just another concept; happily, spy shots of the production car tell a different story. Apart from more realistic wing mirrors (likely due to regulations) and a honeycomb intake, the production car closely resembles the latest concept- how often does that happen?
Featuring split headlights, retractable door handles, and a rear light bar, there’s no mistaking what era this car is from; despite the common elements, it all comes together well without being offensive. I only see a little bit of Lynk & Co in the rear light bar, but maybe that’s just me. No interior shots are currently available, but here’s a guess- lots of screens!
Targeting an end-of-2022 release, the Neta S is a four-door fastback sedan with aggressive yet fluid (0.23 Cd) proportions. Measuring 4,808×1,840 1,530mm and a wheelbase of 2,768mm, the dimensions are close to the similarly-styled XPeng P7, though the wheelbase is quite a bit shorter.
Available in range-extender EV or pure EV form, NETA claims a best-in-class 1,100 km and 800 km range, respectively. Reaching 100km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.9 seconds, the Neta S is no slouch either; it even passes the moose test at a respectable 80km/h (roughly 50 mph)! Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 passes at 83km/h, just 3km/h more.
Developed with Huawei, the NETA S can be equipped with 2x Lidars, 5x millimeter-wave radars, 12x ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras, and a wide range of positioning tech. Supposedly, the tech onboard will allow for L4 autonomous driving, we’ll have to see what NETA’s legal team thinks about that.
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