Alpha Motors, an American electric vehicle company based in Irvine, California, has just released renders of a new EV called the Saga Estate which “adapts the brand’s planned sedan into a station wagon”.
The renderings reveal that, from a style perspective, the Saga Estate takes inspiration from the standard model and extends the roof, offering an arching top and steeply angled hatchback. This gives the vehicle a nostalgic, retro look – paired with a roof rack for easy surfboard storage.
As for performance, the Sage Estate offers drivers a powertrain comprised of front and rear axle motors, as well as an 85-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery would provide an estimated range of 300 miles (483 kilometres). The system would also charge up to 80 per cent in as little as one hour thanks to DC power, and Alpha estimates the wagon could hit 96 kilometres per hour in 6.3 seconds.
The Saga Estate will also pack a serious punch from a storage perspective, with a total cargo volume in its frunk and rear section of 991 litres. The automaker has also revealed plans to offer an optional package which would “make the Saga Estate more rugged” by increasing ride height and adding reinforcements to front and rear bumpers.
Although the production schedule is not yet known, Alpha Motors is currently accepting reservations for the Saga Estate, with prices estimated to be between US$45,000 ($57,163) to US$55,000 ($69,866). Prior to the Saga Estate, Alpha Motors is due to release the Wolf pickup, which will be the automaker’s first production model, with pricing between US$36,000 ($45,730) to US$46,000 ($58,433).