source: China Car TimesOctober 8th, 2008 - Sales of Great Walls first super mini, the Perri dont appear to be going too great so far (China Car Times has seen 3 on the roads so far) but that does not appear to have deterred Great Wall from achieving success in the super mini segment as well truck and SUV segments. Their latest offering, the Florid, is expected to be launched in November this year, the Florid will come with the choice of 1.3 or 1.5l engines which were developed by Great Wall themselves.
The Florid will not be a bargain bin super mini, but appears to be aiming for the upper mid range of the small car segment. The Flord will come packed with goodies that the Peri didnt get, such as automatic air conditioner, LED lights, remote smart key, DVD player, and GPS, and then the usual standard equipment such as ABS and EBD. Sadly, it seems the Florid will be limited to a 5speed manual to start with, which will leave the Florid floundering until an autobox is introduced!The 1.3l engine is able to produce 65kw at 3900rpm to 4900rpm, the 1.5l engine will be of DOHC variety, producing 77kw. Reports say the 1.5l engine will be lighter, and faster than 1.3l making the Florid a much more interesting car. SaSad