Dubbed One, Youxia’s first model shares virtually no styling cues with the Genesis Coupe that it shares its platform with. It wears a sharp, muscular-looking design with a twin-slat radiator grille, a deep front bumper and Aston Martin-like vents on both sides.
Surprisingly, the components that make up the One’s electric drivetrain are all off-the-shelf parts that Youxia purchased from Taobao, a popular website that many describe as China’s home-brewed version of Amazon. Full technical details have not been published yet but Youxia promises the One will be able to reach 60 mph from a stop in five seconds and go on to a top speed of over 186 mph. When driven with a light right foot, it is expected to offer a maximum driving range of 155 miles.
Limited to just five examples, the Youxia One will be presented next week and it is scheduled to go on sale across China next year. When the first prototype is unveiled, Youxia will start a crowd-funding campaign in a order to raise the three million yuan (about $483,000) it needs to build the five coupes.
The ambitious company isn’t stopping there. Once the five coupe have been built and spoken for, it will turn to investors in a bid to gather the 10 million yuan (approximately $1.6 million) it needs to develop its own platform from scratch.