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King Long (aka Golden Dragon, aka Jin Long) is China’s biggest busmaker. The company is now working to get big in passenger cars as well. This small five door hatchback will be their first, the yet nameless car loox clean and sporty, a bit like a shrunken last-gen Subaru Impreza wagon. Engines: 1.3 and 1.6.

All is ready but: the Chinese central government still needs to approve the venture. The government wants the auto industry to consolidate to be better prepared for the fight against the rest of the world, it is not really waiting for another new automaker. But the power of the biggest busmaker in da country can make a lot of difference, approval so likely will come soon. If given, the car can launch next year. More pics:

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  1. There was some info that these cars would only be made for export. In that case, a government approval is not necessary. Greeings, Erik.

    [Edit: Hello Erik. Cars will be exported to Taiwan and sold in China, so King Long applied for approval.]


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