Spy Shots: Cowin Auto X3 SUV is Almost Ready for China

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The best Spy Shots so far of the new Cowin X3 SUV for China. The Cowin X3, code named XC51, is the production version of the 2014 Cowin i-CX concept, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2016. Debut is expected for the Beijing Auto Show in April.

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A just-released official image.

Cowin Auto is a new car brand under Chery Automobile focused on making cheap and somewhat trendy vehicles for young car buyers living in second and third tier cities, a booming new market in China with a vast potential for zillions of sales.

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Cowin Auto will develop new vehicles from scratch and they will inherit several vehicles that are now sold under the Chery name. The Cowin X3 is based on the long-running Chery Tiggo 3 SUV.

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A very dark but high tech dash with a 10.1 inch LCD touch screen in the center, and a 7 inch LCD screen for the entire instrument panel. Above the central screen are three trendy round air vents.

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Official image. Dash is still very dark but doors and seats get some orange, a color we are seeing a lot on new Chinese cars.

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An official image of the screen in action. The system is operated by the iCar 1.0 operating system.

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The instrument panel. Revs top at 6000 rpm.

The X3 will be powered by 1.4 turbo and 1.6 turbo four-cylinder petrol engines, both mated to a 6-speed manual or a six-speed DCT, sending power to all four wheels. Cowin is also working on a plug-in hybrid variant.

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Large Cowin logo on the spare wheel cover, but real wheels are as tiny as they come. Black plastic around the arches for that cross-the-mountain feeling, and roof rails that appear to be usable, but only just.

 

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2 COMMENTS

    • Hello Dragn. No, we cannot. Size of a production car can differ considerably from the size of a concept. But in this case I guess it should be about right. Anyway, I expect to see the definite numbers soon… Greetings!

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