This blue barge is the new Zotye Traum Meet 3, and isn’t that a great name for a vehicle? “I have a Meet 3”. “Wow cool!” Traum is a new brand under Zotye Auto, the name means dream in German. The Traum brand is aimed at young and cool people, folks who dig a name like Meet 3.
The Chinese name has nothing with dreams of Germany; Junma (君马) is best translated as Supreme Horse. The English slogan is Driven by Dreams. The Chinese slogan, translated, Dream for a Horse. It all makes so much sense, as usual, at Zotye.
Interestingly, the Traum-branded cars are manufactured by Jiangnan Auto, a subsidiary of Zotye most famous for building China’s cheapest car; the Jinan Alto, a continuation of the ancient second generation Suzuki Alto.
The Meet 3 is based on the Zotye SR7. To turn the SR7 into the Meet 3 Zotye changed the front, the rear, the badges, and added some chrome bits. And tadaa!, a new car was born. It is so easy.
The engine of the Meet 3 comes straight out if the SR7 too: a 1.5 turbo with 152 hp and 195 Nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
With a blue Traum badge. The Meet 3 will hit the Chinese car market in January 2018 for about 70.000 yuan or $10.600. Not too much for a dream that is also a horse and also a car!