New photos of the exciting Neta E, a full electric two-door 2+2 coupe from China. We have images of a yellow example at night and at daytime, and we get a first look at the interior. The Neta E has a classic coupe shape, with large headlights and ‘air vents’ in the hood and front fender.
The tires are large, with racy alloy wheels and red brake calipers. It has a large front lip and pop-out door handles.
Neta is a Chinese EV brand under Hozon Auto, founded in 2018. The brand sells three cars: the Neta S sedan, the Neta U-II SUV, and the Neta V crossover. The Neta E is their fourth car. It is based on the same platform as the Neta S sedan.
Neta will sell two versions of the E: single-motor rear-wheel drive with 228 hp, and a dual-motor all-wheel drive version with 456 hp. Curb weight of the former is 1820 kg, weight of the latter is 1950 kilo. Top speed is limited to 190 km/h on both versions.
Size of the battery packs is yet unknown, but we know range of the rear-wheel drive car is 560 kilometer and range of the all-wheel drive car is 580 kilometers CLTC. Considering the weight difference, this likely means that the all-wheel drive version has a larger battery pack, otherwise the difference is range would be much larger. The Neta E is a sizable machine: 4704/1980/1418, with a 2770 wheelbase.
The E has wide frame-less doors. And inside we see:
A pretty dashboard with a 17.6 inch touch screen in the middle and a curved screen for the instrument panel. The 3-spoke steering wheel is almost square, with a flat bottom and top. The leather seats look comfortable but they seem a bit flat for a sports car.
The center tunnel has a wireless charging pad that seems big enough for two smartphones.
The roof is black and part of the B-C pillar in painted in light gray. It has a subtle spoiler integrated in the boot lid but no fancy pop-out wing. The lights are oddly large for a 2022 car. The red E is a cool detail. As we all know; red equals speed. There is more red around the ‘exhaust pipe’ units in the bumper.
The Neta E will launch on the Chinese car market later this quarter. It’ll basically have to market all for itself. There is no other similar electric coupe coming up soon. The only car that is somewhat similar in concept is the Polestar 6, but that one is scheduled for 2026. The long-awaited MG Cyberster, set to launch later this year, is quite a bit smaller and a convertible. In any way, it is great that a relatively small car maker like Neta takes such a bold step.
A green example, nicely showing the gray trim at the B pillar and below the rear-side window.
Images via: Sohu.