Arcfox’s Alpha S aims to break boundaries of design.
By Mark Andrews
Car Design News. 28/04/2021
At first glance it is easy to think the new Arcfox Alpha S is a saloon. However, it soon becomes clear the model is in the crossover realm. With a drag coefficient of 0.248, it certainly cuts a slippery profile. “The silhouette redefines the connection from roof to tail, not fastback but sporty with sedan feeling considered,” Shan Wei, head of the design centre at BAIC Group, tells Car Design News.
The Alpha S was shown for the first time at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. Bending the category distinctions, it combines the saloon aesthetics which Chinese people associate with a premium car together with the space provided by a crossover. “We think that automotive design is undergoing an innovation and we need to get ourselves adapted to such change by defining our design from a user perspective,” says Shan. With a length of 4,930mm and a width of 1,940mm, it has been designed to ensure spaciousness and functionality.
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