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Two new models for Chang’an next year!

Chang’an are getting ready to launch two new AO class vehicles for 2008 according to automotive reports.

The V101, actual name unknown, will be launched in the second part of 2008



The V101 will be a 1.5l engine, with a BOSCH injection system. Furthermore, the car is expected to retail for 50 to 70,000rmb when launched. The 1.5l engine was developed by Chang’an in cooperation with the German company, FEV. The engine can produce 137 Nm at 3500RPM all the way to 4500RPM.


Changan’s latest sedan, the Zhi Xiang, will have a hatchback sibling from the second half of 2008 as well.



The engines offered in the above car will be a 1.6 and a 2.0l models. More information as and when we get it!


source: China Car Times
 

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Changan Auto to roll out V101, hatchback Zhixiang.

June 13, 2008 - Changan Auto will roll out at this year’s end or at the beginning of 2009 the hatchback Zhixiang, which was displayed at the 2008 Beijing auto show. The V101 and Zhinxiang HEV (Hybrid-Electric Vehicles) will also be launched in the second half of this year, Xu Liuping, the company's president recently said to reporters.

According to Xu, Changan Auto plans to launch a lot of new car models in the future, including hatchback Zhixiang, V101, Jiexun HEV and Zhixiang HEV, a gift for the Olympics Games. Zhixiang HEV is already under the test and is expected to come out prior to Jiexun HEV. As for the costs of hybrids, Xu said, "hybrid vehicles will be 20-30% more expensive than common vehicle models before mass production. But the price will be reduced when hybrid vehicles start volume production." He also said that hybrid vehicles will win policy support from the country.

The V101 is expected to be equipped with China Landwind Fenghua's 1.5L engine, an all-aluminum four cylinder in-line engine developed jointly by Changan Auto and German FEV Company. The engine, which also uses Bosch's Electric Injection System, generates a torque peak at 137 NM from 3,500rpm to 4,500rpm.

Referred to as Jiexun and Fengshang of Changan Auto, the V101 is likely to be priced between 60,000 yuan ($8,633) and 80,000 yuan with Chery Amulet and Geely HRV as the rivals.

The hatchback Zhixiang retains Zhixiang sedan’s body styling but tends to be more dynamic and vigorous in detail design.

To be powered by a 1.6L engine or a 2.0L engine which generates an output of 112KW hp and 192 NM, the model is expected to be priced between 80,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan.
source: Gasgoo.com
 

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Changan Auto to roll out V101 model in October

August 18, 2008

Shanghai, August 18 (Gasgoo.com) Changan Automobile (Group) will put its strategic sedan model V101 into market in October, Beijing News reported today.

The V101, first showcased at 2008 Beijing auto show in April, is positioned between Changan Benben and Zhixiang.

Sources from Changan Automobile confirmed that the V101 will be the most important model for the company’s sedan-making strategy in the coming years. The development of V101 had been listed into the “people’s sedan project” inside the company early before it’s code-named V101.

Besides the V101 sedan, Changan is also planning to develop the hatchback version of V101 (code-named V102 inside).

Powered by a 1.6L engine possibly, the V101 and V102 will be positioned beween Benben CV6 and Zhixiang CV8, priced between 50,000 yuan ($7267.44) and 70,000 yuan.

http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/7452/Changan-Auto-to-roll-out-V101-model-in-October.html
 

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The V102 hatchback looks much better than the boring and dated V101.

martin_krpan said:
By the way, does anyone know what is that mini-van at far left on last picture?
It seems it is the facelifted ChangAn CM8.
 

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SadRabbit said:
yuck, a mazada copy.:mad:
Yeah - i see design-features, "borrowed" by mazda, all over this car. Especially on the front and back end. But hey: At least they tried to do something on their own.

Seems like the middle part of the car does not really match the front and end of the car, but maybe that´s just me. All in all, this looks like a shrunken Mazda 3 (Axela) to me.
 
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