The company says the Youxia features technology that’s used in the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S. Safety technology includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance. The inside of the Ranger X with its long center screen looks even more like the Tesla than the car’s exterior. Inspiration for the car clearly came from Tesla, but also from a classic ’80s television show.
According to Autocar, 28-year-old company owner Huang Xiuyuan is a big fan of Knight Rider and took the name Youxia from the show’s title in Chinese. It even has an LCD panel in the front of the car that can recreate Kitt’s lights.
The Ranger X will go into production later this year with pricing rumored to be around $32,000. As for Tesla, they’ve made no comment about this Chinese lookalike.