Taiwanese company Foxconn, best known for making the iPhone for Apple, has been trying to break into the car industry for some time. The company already has agreements with brands such as Fisker, which has outsourced the production of some of its models. In addition, it also has its brand of electric cars: Foxtron.
Although some images had already been revealed a few weeks ago, Foxtron has just presented the Model B prototype in Taipei, an electric compact (segment C) that anticipates the arrival of a rival for the MG4 Electric, Nissan LEAF, Renault Megane E-TECH, and Volkswagen ID.3. What will it offer to stand up to rivals already established in the market?
To begin with, the Foxtron Model B stands out for sporting a very avant-garde design. Created by the Italian house Pininfarina, this striking 4.3-meter-long hatchback sports athletic and muscular proportions, something that is helped by both its reduced overhangs and the very wide 2.8-meter wheelbase.
Its double-height headlamps follow market trends, although the upper modules extend across the width of the front until they practically join, a solution reminiscent of the Hyundai Staria and Grandeur. The door handles are recessed, the mirrors are replaced by cameras and the C-pillar panel has an aerodynamic function (the vehicle coefficient is just 0.26).
The Foxtron Model B will be sold in Europe
At the rear, with a very vertical design, what is most striking are the LED panels located at each end, which indicate the direction in which we are going to turn by using silhouettes reminiscent of a traffic light. This item probably won’t make it to production, unlike the horizontal pilots.
Our protagonist uses the MiH platform, the same one that we can find in the Foxtron Model C. The car has five seats, and given its enormous wheelbase, we can expect it to offer a spacious cabin. At the moment no data has been provided on the capacity of your trunk.
Its specific technical specifications are not known either, although the company has revealed a couple of interesting data: it will be able to complete the 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and will offer a range of 450 km. Its arrival on the market is scheduled for the year 2024, and it is expected to be sold both in the United States and in Europe.