Production of the new Chang’an CD101 will start in September in Chang’an’s new plant in Beijing. The CD101 will be powered by a 2.0, a 1.8 or a new 1.8 turbo, it will be listed on the Chinese car market in November. The Chang’an CD101 will officially debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April.
The new factory stands in Beijing’s Fangshan District and will start operations on March 31. Initial capacity will be 200.000 cars a year, when the second phase is finished in 2015 the capacity will be 500.000 cars a year. Total investment was 11.5 billion yuan, or 1.8 billion USD.