The Smart Car is a very popular car, even if it’s not exactly what you might think.
A smart car is a car that we all know very well. A small car that has proven to be undeniably appreciated and loved throughout the modern automotive past.
Especially for those who use urban and urban road transport, who therefore need a very compact, reliable and comfortable car suitable for any type of stop rather than a more significant investment on an economic and material level.
Today, we return to talking about Smart, even if we do not deal with the company that manufactured this famous car. The main reason is actually related to China and the truly unique compact car. It’s not plagiarism, let alone a copy, but it’s impossible not to notice the reference to the most discussed charter of the 21st century.
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Kaiyi made Shiyue, an electric car with a range of up to 301 kilometers. The car has aesthetic characteristics that make you think of new Smarts; In the front and in the shape of the roof, for example, at the height of the rear pillar, it can be seen Some details are reminiscent of intelligence #1 and #3. It is a Class A car. It has two seats and is designed to challenge the all-electric city cars on the market.
It is 3.6 meters long, 1.7 meters wide and 1.6 meters high. The interiors are simple and classy. There is no shortage of digital devices. There is a 10-inch and 25-inch central touchscreen, and it can be found on the market in two versions that differ, at least mainly, in the battery size. The strength is also different: Kaiyi Shiyue It can be purchased with 48 or 54 horsepower of maximum power. The car, and therefore the company that made it, belongs to the Chery group. The latter allowed Kaiyi Shiyue to use the i-EA 01 platform, designed from scratch for electrics, as a basis.
The car will be officially launched starting October 2023 in China. We don’t currently know about a possible landing in the West, but it is certainly a very interesting pattern. As we said at the beginning of the article, it is not plagiarism or a copy at all. It is an original vehicle that can hold many surprises in the present and future of the automotive industry. In recent years, Chinese manufacturers have shown that they are capable of great things. We’ll see if that’s the case with Shiyue as well.
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