Article about upcoming Haima H1 at China Car Times:
The QQ, or the QQ3 when it first came out was hailed as a car for the Chinese people. It was a taste of things to come, for two reasons, firstly the QQ was an exact clone of the Chevrolet Spark, 2) It was the cheapest car ever made at the time in China, basically a car that any office worker could afford to buy with some frugal living.
Chinas upcoming car maker, Haima, released the Haima 3 compact last year, and it looks rather good. Haima are intent on becoming a bigger player in the Chinese market place, and will release a range of cars over the next few years. Their latest offering, unveiled in the below shots for the first time, is Haimas H1 - the mini car that is set to rival Chery QQ!
Last week, we showed pictures of a camouflaged Haimai H1, we didn’t know what it was, neither did the Chinese motoring press, but Erik gladly told us what it was in the comments box! The H1 is expected to come with a 1.1 engine mated to a 5 speed manual gear box. The tiny H1 measures (LxWxH) 3350mm x 1495 x 1485. The price: 30, to 40,000rmb, want one? Wait until the end of 2008, and it will be on the market.