This is the new Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV for China, ready for its launch on the Chinese car market later this month. Price will start at a dirt cheap 50.000 yuan and end around 90.000 yuan. The market for mini MPV’s is booming like crazy as ever more car buyers in the big cities prefer the practicality and space of an MPV over a similar priced sedan or hatchback.
The best Spy Shots so far of the new Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV for China, looking good in blue with odd wheel covers that appear to be Photoshopped into the photo. No matter that, the Qiteng EX80 is for real and will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4.
This is the new Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV, ready for its debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end just under a hundred. Designers had a good look at Wuling but the EX80 seems just original enough.
The first Spy Shots of the upcoming Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV. The Qiteng EX80 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end just under a hundred.
This is the new Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV, an electric minivan for China based on the petrol-powered Kaiteng M70 that was launched back in January. The M70 EV will be launched in early 2015, the first all-electric minivan to hit the Chinese car market. Price including green car subsidies from central and local governments will start around 60.000 yuan or 9650 USD.
Spy Shots showing the upcoming Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV, an electric minivan based on the petrol-powered Xin Longma Kaiteng M70. The Kaiteng M70 EV is powered by an electric motor delivering about 50 horsepower and mated to a lithium-ion battery. Range is said to be 190 kilometer and a full charge will take eight hours.
After much delay the brand new Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 minivan has finally been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 35.900 yuan and ends at 45.900 yuan. Xin Longma is a new automotive brand under the Fujian Group, a large conglomerate that also owns or partly owns SoutEast Automotive, van maker Fujian-Benz, and bus maker King Long.
Longma minivans are well in production but have not yet appeared on the Chinese car market. What’s going on? Erik van Ingen Schenau of the China Motor Vehicle Documentation Centre decided to go to the city of Longyan to find out:
Longma is an important producer of agricultural vehicles in Fujian province. Small, slow, underpowered, cheap trucks. Over the years Longma has started to make normal trucks and truck conversions. The management of Longma has recently found out that small minivans and minitrucks are very popular in the Chinese country site.
Longma thus decided to join the large group of Chinese minivan manufacturers: Beijing Auto, Changan, Changhe, Chery Karry, Dongfeng, Dongnan, FAW Jilin, Gonow, Hafei, Haima, Jinbei, Jonway, Lifan, Tianqi Meiya, Tongjia, Wuling, and Zotye.