Qiantu Motors has been quiet for a while since the release of the K50 Electric Sportcar in 2018, but the Chinese automaker has returned with a new production model. Just like its older brother, the Qiantu K20 is a two-seater sportscar with a fully electric powertrain but it comes with an unconventional three-door hatchback silhouette.
The K20 was previewed by two concept cars in 2018 and 2019 The final production model retains the basic shape and dynamic lines of the concepts, but gives a styling signal with more conventional lighting units from the K50.
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The K20 appears to have a compact footprint, two-box ratio and a small wheelbase. Aggressive headlights are highlighted by misalignment, the windscreen has a dramatic slope, and the doors take up most of the space between the wheels. The characteristic curved line from the concepts gives the EV a bi-tone look with a white face and a silver tail. On the back, the full-width LED taillights have a curvaceous rear windshield with an integrated spoiler and a discreet diffuser.
The asymmetrical climate inside the unconventional styling choice betrays a very thin center tunnel between the vents and seats with a narrow cabin. In general fashion a digital cockpit with instrument cluster and a single panel behind the two-spoke steering wheel are assembled. Copper details and door cards on the dashboard are combined with gray and white upholstery to spice things up.
Details of the electric power train remain unknown, but Car News China reports that the K20 is fitted with a single electric powertrain that allows acceleration of 0-100 km / h (0-62 miles) in 4.7 seconds. In one of the press photos the K20 drifting indicates a rear wheel-drive setup. Note that the older and perhaps more expensive K50 is paired with dual electric motors that produce a combined 429 hp (320 kW / 435 PS) and a 78kWh battery.
Qiantu has already started taking orders for the K20 in China, the first delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022. We don’t know if the company plans to export the EV elsewhere, but their efforts to bring the K50 to North America have failed. . Oddly, the “news” section on the official Qiantu website hasn’t been updated in years, although they actively participated in the show.