Weichai Auto has released the first official photos of the new Yingzhi G3 SUV. The Weichai Auto Yingzhi G3 will be launched on the China car market in June, price will start around 60.000 yuan and end around 90.000 yuan. The G3 will compete with fine cars such as the Changan CS35 and Great Wall M4.
A lot of black inside, but two-tone seats are hip. Sporty steering wheel, sporty dials, and a mid-size screen in the center console.
Power comes from a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 102hp and 141nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT, sending horses to the front wheels. 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.
Skid pads up front and at the back are standard, for the off-road feeling. Note fake side window.
Weichai Auto is a brand new car brand owned by Weichai Power, one of the largest Chinese engine makers and sponsor of the Ferrari F1 team (check chick!) The company is based in Weifang, Shandong Province. Yingzhi is the brand name, called Enranger in English. The Yingzhi G3, formerly known as Yingzhi S201, is their first car.
All taken together an impressive effort for a new car manufacturer. Next up is an MPV, then a pickup truck, and then another SUV. We will keep you posted…
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