New spy shots of the upcoming Jiangnan Chunzhou SUV testing in China. The Chunzhou SUV is expected to hit the China car market in the first quarter of this year. Price will range from 80.000 to 100.000 yuan (13.000 – 16.300 USD). Design of the Chunzhou SUV is a curious mix of influences by Ford and Range Rover.
made by a company called Jiangnan Chunzhou Automobile (web), also known as Jiangnan Auto. Back in March we saw spy shots of another Jiangnan Chunzhou SUV with a different front, but it hasn’t been launched on the market yet. Both SUV’s seem to be based on the same platform.
This latest Chunzhou SUV will be powered by Mitsubishi sourced 2.0 and 2.4 liter gasoline engines, with output of 127hp and 147hp respectively. The SUV has a top speed of only 130km/h, due largely to its 1780kg weight. Size: 4600/1855/1810, wheelbase is 2730.
Cheap SUV’s with an expensive looking front are still very popular in third and fourth tier cities and in the countryside, where many first-car buyers feel the urge to impress friends and family with a car as big and shiny as possible.
“Curious mix of Ford and Range Rover”. Guess it’s Kia Sorento and Ford.
Jiangnan Chunzhou Automobile is related with the Alto-based Jiangnan ?
No Navigator84. The two are different. Zotye Auto acquired a majority stake in Alto-based Jiangnan of Hunan. And so I don’t think it is producing under that brand any longer.
The Jiangnan Auto of Chunzhou is a bus and commercial vehicle maker that is hoping to morph itself into a passenger car manufacturer, along with so many others, like Weichai.
Chinese carmakers are still making cars based on the 1st gen. Kia Sorento?…