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The Singulato iS6 From China Is Aimed At The Tesla Model 3

Published on April 24, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Singulato iS6

Singulato shipped their new iS6 electric crossover SUV to the Shanghai Auto Show, showing off its beautiful lights and dark blue body. Singulato is a brand under Zhiche Auto, a Chinese start-up based in Beijing. Small-batch production of the iS6 will start late this year and mass production in mid 2018. Price will range from 200.000 to 300.000 yuan ($30.000 – 43.000), pitching the iS6 straight up against the Tesla Model 3.

Singulato iS6

Driver’s can change the output of the screen in the grille. I hope it can do “Police Move Over”, in mirrored script.

Singulato iS6

The suicide doors are production ready.

Specs: range of 400 kilometers, And Singulato claims that a one hour charge on a fast-charger is enough for 320 kilometers. 0-100 takes four seconds. The battery pack consists of 18650 lithium ion batteries. No info yet on the motor.

Length: 4850, wheelbase is 2960. Singulato will offer a five-seat and a seven-seat version. Cars on the booth in Shanghai were both five-seaters. The is6 will be semi-autonomous with automatic parking. A fully autonomous version will be launched in 2020.

Singulato iS6

Design is nice overall but it seems a bit stretched out and the shoulder line seems a tad too low. Large rear overhang.

Another talking screen at the rear.

Singulato iS6

The rear looks a bit empty between the light unit and the bumper.

Singulato iS6

The underbelly is completely flat.

Singulato iS6

The interior looks great. The screen seems a tad too tall, blocking the driver’s sight. It also seems to block at least a part of the air vents. Steering wheel very classy. Digital instruments. Luxurious leather seats.

The main screen is 15.6 inch, the instrument panel is 12.3 inch, there is and a 16.3 inch head-up display (HUD), which we cannot see on this pic. That adds up to 44.2 inches of beautiful distraction!

Singulato iS6

Singulato iS6

Graphics look great.

Singulato iS6

Second row with 3 seats.

Will the iS6 keep trendy Chinese from buying a Tesla Model 3..?

4 comments

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  1. TC- April 24, 2017 Reply

    Will the iS6 keep trendy Chinese from buying a Tesla Model 3?
    If it’s good looking then maybe. Unfortunately the proportion is terrible.

  2. Lawrence- April 24, 2017 Reply

    The iS6 should be used as Beijing’s taxi.

    A nice video of the Singulato iS6:

  3. Knut- April 24, 2017 Reply

    Well… 400 km NEDC….? That is not good enough. Chevy Bolt, Europe: Opel Ampera-e has 520 km. Same measure method. So, it come late, and not strong enough for the market – in Europe. And in 2019 -20120, forget it.

    But it is much more practical than the Tesla 3, that isn’t a stationcar/SUV. But don’t forget the VW competion, etc.

    Btw., I hope the picture No. 3 is shrinked, because the front door looks really narrow!

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