New spy shots of the upcoming Weichai Auto Yingzhi S201 SUV. Weichai Auto is a new car brand owned by Weichai Power, one of the largest Chinese engine makers. ‘Yingzhi’ is the brand name, called ‘Enranger‘ in English. The Yingzhi S201 will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year.
First clear shots of the dashboard. Design looks all right but materials seem rather cheap. Power will come from a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 102hp mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT. The engine is manufactured by the Mianyang Power Machinery Corporation which has close ties to Weichai Power. The engine was originally designed by Mitsubishi. Size: 4066/1737/1657, wheelbase is 2502. Price will start around 50.000 yuan and ends around 75.000 yuan. Weichai Auto aims at sales in second and third tier cities, which means we won’t see many around here in Beijing.
Sporty rev counter will keep a close eye on those 102 wild horses.