Spy Shots: Chang’an Raeton is ready for the China car market

Published on June 17, 2012 by Joey Wang

Chang'an Raeton

The very sleek Chang’an Raeton debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April, earlier this month we saw one white car doing some final tests and this fine blue example seems to be a first production car. The Chang’an Raeton will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year, price will range from around 100.000 to 160.000 yuan.

Chang'an Raeton

The Raeton is a big gamble for Chang’an because the brand is strongly associated with small cars and minivans. Response to the Raeton has however been very positive so Chang’an likely has a winner in hand.

Power for the Raeton, Ruicheng in Chinese, comes from a 1.8 turbo that poops out 174hp and 240nm or a 2.0 with 152hp and 192nm. The 1.8 turbo is mated to a six-speed tiptronic transmission, the 2.0 to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. Size: 4920/1825/1500, wheelbase is 2800.

Chang'an Raeton

Interior very neat, typical Chinese mix of wood and chrome. Might look a bit messy but Chinese car buyers want it exactly like this.

Chang'an Raeton

Enough space in the back for a chauffeur in front.

Chang'an Raeton

Chang'an Raeton

Via: Autohome.


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  1. cjcz92- June 18, 2012 Reply

    Looks like the new Lexus ES

  2. TurboJaySmith- June 18, 2012 Reply

    yep, but the new ES is much better

  3. shahen04- June 19, 2012 Reply

    yes es hs to much better

  4. AntiChineseCar- June 21, 2012 Reply

    copy of Lexus LS

  5. Johm- July 14, 2012 Reply

    Yes, look like Lexus LS

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