China’s Hycan is hoping to court young buyers looking for something sleek with the Concept-S, a four-door coupe that was revealed on Friday.
With its wide headlights that stretches from one side of the front fascia to the other, the company appears to be highlighting the long, low, and wide design of the car. Similarly designed taillights follow at the rear at the end of a long, sloping roof.
Large brakes with brightly colored calipers sit behind big, concept-style wheels that are wrapped in very low-profile tires. Side mirrors, meanwhile, grow organically out of the hood, near where the A-pillar starts, and they are narrow enough to suggest aerodynamic optimization.
Performance specs are still unknown at this point, though they are expected to be impressive. Hycan was founded in 2018 by the GAC Group and NIO Inc. Since then, the automaker has launched two all-electric SUVs, the 007 and the Z03. However, NIO’s involvement in the joint venture has been questioned since it has diluted its share of the company.
Although it’s larger, the 007 SUV is capable of up to 400 miles (643 km) of range, according to the NEDC cycle. Its performance, though adequate, might not impress in a coupe. With a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 7.9 seconds, the Concept S’s appearance would seem to indicate greater pace.