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Raul 07-24-2007 07:21 AM

Katay Gonow in Italy
Italian car magazine "La Mia Auto" - July's issue has a story about Katay, the importer of Gonow SUV's and pick-up's in Italy. Katay itself is a part of DR Group which plans to import Feidie DR3 and DR5 SUV's to Italy. I don't speak Italian but this is what I found out from the article:

Katay Gonow Troy is a 4-door pick-up truck and it costs 13 990 euros. Katay Gonow Victory is a SUV and is priced at 15 990 euros. Engine in both cars is a 1930cc Turbodiesel of Italian origin and has 90hp. It passes Euro3 regulations. Guarantee is 4 years. CD player, DVD screen, manual air condition and metal colour comes with the price. Katay has built a brand new headquarters somewhere in Italy (atleast 14 cars are sitting in front of the headquarters in one picture).

DR Group homepage:

Pictures of Troy and Victory cars:

InfoMotori's article about Katay:

Car magazine QuattroRuote has pictures of Troy:

mememe 07-24-2007 03:02 PM

Did it go through any crash test at all ??

kret 07-25-2007 04:58 PM

nice copy of toyota land cruiser :)

zzffirst 08-02-2007 03:03 AM

who know how about GONOW car in Italy market?

CCF mod 09-28-2007 04:34 PM

Bertone may build vehicles for Chinese automakers:


Legendary Italian coachbuilder Bertone hasn't been doing so well, lately. Since 2005, it has only made a limited edition run of 2,000 MINIs. The company needs to make 30,000 cars per year to break even, and so has lost more than 37 million euros during that time.

In an effort to turn things around, the carrozzeria is in talks to build Chinese SUVs and pickup trucks for the Italian market. DR Automobiles Groupe is an Italian company that imports cars from Zhejiang Gonow Automobile. If it can strike a deal, Bertone would build two vehicles: the Katay Gonow Victory, an SUV based on the previous-gen Isuzu Rodeo, and the Katay Gonow Troy, a crew-cab pickup version of the Victory. They would only be contracted to build 7,000 of them, but it could help stave off complete disaster. Still, building vehicles for the Chinese is a long way from styling Italian exotics.

Raul 11-12-2007 02:49 AM

Few up-dates:


Automotive News Europe

"DR Motor is considering hiring Bertone to build two SUVs and a pickup from complete knockdown kits. DR Motor initially planned to hire Bertone to assemble 7,000 units a year of the Katay Victory medium SUV and a double-cab pickup variant of the Victory called the Troy. DR Motor says it is considering adding the UFO, a medium SUV made by Jonway, to the proposed manufacturing deal. DR Motor plans to make a number of technical modifications to the UFO and market it with a name DR3. "We are considering making 12,000 combined units of three vehicles at Bertone", DR Motor CEO Luca Falasca told.

The DR Motor package still might not be enough to save Bertone. Bertone has a capacity for 70,000 units a year, but it needs to build 30,000 units to break even."

mememe 11-12-2007 04:36 PM

This company name just sounds weird "Gonow"

Admin 11-12-2007 09:07 PM

if you search theres about 3 threads on the name itself:rolleyes:

Rien Haarsma 12-20-2008 02:55 AM

Re: Katay Gonow in Italy
two pictures of my old car[

the best

CCF mod 12-20-2008 04:59 AM

Re: Katay Gonow in Italy
Pictures are not visible Rien Haarsma.

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