The FAW-Xiali T012 is design-wise inspired by the FAW T012 concept car that debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version will be powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder with 100hp, mated to a 5-speed manual. The T102 is the second sporty city SUV-kinda car of the Xiali brand, the first was the Xiali N7 which was launched
on the market in March.
Whether the SUV-offensive will be successful remains to be seen, but it is a good thing the Xiali brand is trying to steer away from making cheap sedans based on an ancient Daihatsu.