The new Weichai Auto Yingzhi G5 will launch on the Chinese car market later this month, a bit delayed as it was originally scheduled for launch in early September. Weichai Auto calls the G5 an “SUV” but that is a little bit misleading because it is really a cross-version of the Yingzhi 737 mini MPV. They didn’t even change that much; black plastic around the wheels, side bars, and a skid pad under the bumper.
Weichai Auto has officially launched the Enranger car brand for the Chinese car market. Weichai Auto is a subsidiary of Weichai Power, one of the largest engine makers in China. Enranger is the English name, the Chinese name is Yingzhi (英致). In Enranger, ‘EN’ stands for ‘energy’ and ‘engine’, and Ranger for ranger.
Enranger will focus on SUV’s, MPV’s, and pickup trucks. Production will start in the second half of next year in a new facility in Chongqing. Initial capacity will be 100.000 cars per year which will later be expanded to 300.000.