Take That Tesla! China’s Roewe Marvel X Has A Ginormous Touchscreen Too

We now have our first look inside Roewe’s Marvel X crossover, scheduled to debut next month at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

Thanks to Autohome, we can see that the Marvel X features a gigantic portrait-style touchscreen infotainment display, one that could actually rival the screens found inside of Tesla’s new Model 3 as well as the Model S/X.

However, because of the angle and how the light reflects off of it, we’re not entirely sure if the display actually covers the entire length of the screen.

Even so, the screen is very impressive in size and unlike on a Model S or an X, it forms the basis of the entire center console. We also see a dial that should make it easier to browse through menus without taking your eyes off the road too often, and an elegant, flat-bottom double-spoke steering wheel, which might remind you of the one inside the non-facelifted Mercedes S-Class.

On the outside, the Marvel X is a run-of-the-mill compact SUV, similar in size to a Porsche Macan, and both smaller as well as lighter than a Tesla Model X. It measures 4,678 mm (184.17 in) in length, 1,919 mm (75.55 in) in width and stands 1,161 mm (45.71 in) tall, with a 2,800 mm (110.24 in) wheelbase and a weight of 1,759 kg (3,878 lbs).

Providing juice are two electric motors, one at the front producing 116 HP, and another one at the back good for 71 HP. While its acceleration time isn’t known, rumor has it the top speed is 180 km/h (112 mph).

In the end, even if the display inside the Marvel X isn’t the biggest one in the world, it’s still the biggest ever fitted to a Chinese-built car, which is a pretty cool achievement.

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  • Mynameis Taylor

    not bad looking. Although one can clearly see it starting point was the Audi Q5

  • Arthur Burnside

    The Tesla screen may be the biggest liabiity ever created by an automaker.
    The reasons for the screen is obvious : It’s cheap to stick controls on a screen rather than buttons, etc.. and Musk wanted to stick some “advanced
    technology” into his car and since he’s lived his life in front of a PC screen,
    what else? Problem is that this amounts to, without duobt, the worst example of human factors engineering one can imagine. Buttons to operate windows, locks, etc allow the driver to make the actions without having to take their eye from the road. Yesterday I finally read a review in which this rather obvious defect was pointed out. There is also the fact that the entire
    operation of the car depends upon this screen. Tales of faulty screens
    stranding drivers should convince anyone to never buy a car that has Tesla’s disastrous design. If a half dozen fatalities can be connected to the screen, Tesla Motors will have a bloody disaster on its hands – imagine a recall that would require an enormous alteration of the interior.. I shudder to think….

    • Matthew Daraei

      Three words. Tesla is junk!

  • Matthew Daraei

    Add Jaguar and Rang Rover. Their instrument clusters and consoles screens are nice too.

  • Maricaibo

    Next step- the entire windshield is a touch screen. Replete with CNN/Fox/BBC news scroll, ads for insurance and tires, real estate ads (“If you lived here you’d be home by now”).

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