New spy shots of the upcoming SouEast V6 testing in China. TheV6 debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China auto market next year. The production version is expected to debut on the April 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
The SouEast V6 stands on the platform of the Mitsubishi Lancer that is made in China by the SouEast-Mitsubishi joint venture. Power comes from a Mitsubishi 1.8 with 144hp and 174nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a CVT. A 1.5 developed by SouEast will be available later on for budget-minded buyers and they are also working on a hotter 1.5 turbo. The V6 will be positioned above the SouEast V5 Lingzhi that was launched on the Chinese auto market in early September, meaning that price will start around 100.000 yuan.