ElectroMobility Poland’s auto brand, which teased its first car a few days back, has a name now – Izera. Izera’s first shot at making a car, a VW ID.3 rival, doesn’t have a name yet, but its design and details have been officially revealed. The Izera hatchback aims to bring affordable electric mobility to Polish families.
The Izera hatchback doesn’t feature a design that is charismatic like the VW ID.3’s. It doesn’t dare with any sort of offbeat look for that matter. It’s all about keeping things simple, cost-effective. Except for those snazzy lights at the front and rear and the flush door handles, the new electric car looks production-ready to our eyes.
The front fascia has a tiny resemblance to the Tata Tiago if you focus on the concave nose and the Mercedes A-Class with those sharp headlamps. The bumper has a clean design and wears full-width gloss black trim with tall outer ends. The level of aggression is moderate at best.
The profile looks sporty thanks to the sleek greenhouse and the sloping roofline. The Izera concept car was probably better off without those gloss black fender flares that leave an odd crossover impression. The wheel design looks basic, but expect to see the company modify areas on which feedback is strong.
The interior design is perhaps more impressive. Set in a light tone and accented with gold trim, the cabin has a fine level of elegance to it. Add the sleek floating centre console, the seamless front AC vent on the passenger side and the virtual instrument cluster and infotainment system displays to the mix and what you have here is quite a polished (pun-intended) electric hatchback ready to appeal the young and techie customers. The omission of a conventional floor console frees up a lot of space at the front and adds plenty of storage space on the floor.
The Izera electric hatchback will be based on a platform acquired from another company. Piotr Zaremba, President, ElectroMobility Poland, has confirmed that the company is at the last stage of negotiating a contract to buy a platform. Tadeusz Jelec, a longtime Jaguar designer, was the project consultant for the Izera electric hatchback’s design.
Lukasz Maliczenko, Director of Product Technical Development, ElectroMobility Poland, has said that the Izera hatchback will have a range of up to 400 km and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of under 8 seconds.
Electromobility Poland is a special-purpose company formed by energy companies Enea, Energa, PGE and Tauron, in which the Polish government has a majority or considerable stake. The company estimates about 60% of the parts and components to come from local factories but this target could be difficult to achieve in the first phase.
Series production of the Polish VW ID.3 alternative will begin in 2023. ElectroMobility Poland aims to manufacture 2,00,000 cars a year eventually. Like Tesla, the company plans to sell cars mostly online and will have only a limited physical sales network.
Izera electric hatchback – Image Gallery
Images from Electromobility Poland website