Tesla’s Model X crossover SUV may still be a couple years away, but there are already knockoffs surfacing, and the GAC WitStar from China is one of them. It was unveiled earlier this week at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and in addition to the falcon wing doors, it boasts an extended-range electric powertrain as well as autonomous drive technologies. To top things off, there’s a built-in fish tank armrest. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
“The WitStar is the latest concept from Guangzhou-based GAC Motors. The futuristic crossover SUV is built on a sedan platform and has a electric driving range of more than 62 miles, reports Motor Trend. When the 13 kWh lithium-ion battery runs dry, the WitStar’s onboard 1.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline power generator will kick in – Chevy Volt-style – to extend the total range to 370 miles. This powertrain setup is expected to achieve 117 mpg,” reports Business Insider.