You may not have heard of LeEco – formerly LeTV – unless you live in China or you’re an avid technology aficionado. But chances are you’ll get to know the Chinese technological conglomerate.
That’s because they just presented the LeSEE, an all-electric concept of a sedan that would be a good match for the Tesla Model S. The concept is also a preview of the production version coming soon, meaning the first real Model S rival won’t come from Porsche but instead from China. At the end of August last year co-founder and head of LeEco, Jia Yueting, revealed his intention to produce an all-electric model – and today we already have the fruit of his desire. The concept has a promising styling, but we have to remember the LeSEE is still a prototype for now. We have a four-door sedan with an angled roofline for a dynamic profile that also eschews the conventional side mirrors in favor of cameras.
The concept credentials are carried with the glass roof that seems to be just one piece as it connects with the windshield and rear window while the massive side skirts appear to be hampering the cabin entry. Up front we have C-shaped headlights interconnected in the middle and the concept goes for another Tesla treat – there’s no conventional grille – while at the back the configuration is mirrored by the taillights and the central diffuser. The interior comes with a minimalist design, axing all conventional buttons – a massive display in the dashboard might be the only way to access functions. Technical details are scarce at the moment but rumors point to the production model also getting autonomous driving technology.