Spy shots from the Hamima M8 testing in China. The Haima M8, formerly known as the Haima Yao, is a new mid-size sedan that will be launched on the China car market next year. Power will come from a 175hp 1.8 turbo, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The Haima M8 is based on the Mazda 6 Rui Yi (current Mazda 6) that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture, the same platform also underpins the FAW-Besturn B90. FAW is the largest share holder in Haima. The new 1.8 turbo is not from Mazda but is developed by FAW and will also be used in various Besturn-branded vehicles.
The Haima M8 concept at the Guangzhou Auto Show.