Chinese Cars at Auto China 2016 – Part 12
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GAC Trumpchi GA6 235 T
The GAC Trumpchi GA6 235 T sedan measures 4,850 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width, 1,485 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,720 mm. The GA6 235 T is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that produces 112 kW (150 hp) and 235 Nm of torque. It’s priced from 1,02,800 to 1,38,000 yuan (INR 10,56,581 to 14,18,368).
GAC Trumpchi GS4 EV
The GAC Trumpchi GS4 EV is the electric variant of the GAC Trumpchi GS4. Its electric motor produces 143 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The GS4 EV can do 0-100 km/h in 11.8 seconds and further to a top speed of 150 km/h. It will go on sale at the end of the year.
The Hawtai iEV230 is the electric variant of the Hawtai Lusheng E70. The iEV230 is powered by the same electric motor from the Hawtai xEV260 (below), which generates 109 hp and 220 Nm of torque. It can be driven at speeds of up to 130 km/h. Standard driving range is 230 km, but can be stretched to 270 km if the speed does not exceed 60 km/h.
Hawtai Boalige Plus
The Hawtai Boalige Plus unveiled at 2016 Auto China is simply a Hawtai Boalige with new body panels and lights. The Boalige Plus features a more stylish front-end, alloy wheels and tail lights and a different interior compared to the standard Boalige Plus. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine and go on sale in Q3 2016.
The Hawtai xEV260, based on the Hawtai Shengdafei compact SUV, is 4,426 mm long, 1,862 mm wide 1,683 mm tall, and has a 2,640 mm wheelbase. The xEV260’s electric motor generates 109 hp and 220 Nm of torque, with a 49.9 kWh battery pack powering the motor. The xEV260 can be driven up to about 332 km on a full charge when the car’s speed does not exceed 60 km/h.
IAT Karlmann King
The IAT Karlmann King is a stealth-styled SUV which will be limited to only 12 units, priced at 12,000,000 yuan (INR 123,336,338) each. The Karlmann King is based on the Ford F-450 Super Duty’s platform and packs a 6.8-litre V10 engine that makes 362 hp and 620 Nm of torque.