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Automobiles in Pakistan be it Japanese or Chinese, are far behind in terms of quality, safety and equipment, compared to the rest of the world. In most cases, models sold in Pakistan are done with their life in global markets. The recent case was with the Zotye Z100, the once cheapest car in China which was introduced in Pakistan by HRL Motors for a staggering PKR 11.72 lac, not to mention the Z100 was discontinued in China two years ago. Similar examples were found in case of (now inactive) Karakoram motors who were the first to have signed a technical collaboration agreement with Chery to produce right-hand-drive vehicles in Pakistan. Despite this all what we got were obsolete substandard Chery, Gonow & Changan minivans that were no longer available for sale in China. This actually tarnishes the image of Chinese cars (in Pakistan) which are otherwise rolling out sensational vehicles in their home as well as export (competition driven) markets. HRL Motors who are the people behind bringing in the Zotye Z100 have completely messed up with the launch of an overpriced hatchback and are yet to arrange a single dealership in the country, thus the Z100 can only be viewed on Facebook. Zotye on the other hand just doesn’t produces the likes of Z100 anymore. Like many other Chinese automakers, they are rolling out quite impressive vehicles today, such as the Z700 saloon, Z560 sedan, the SR7 SUV or the T500 SUV. However the name brand Zotye is largely associated with low-cost vehicles with mostly copied designs in China and no wonder the company wanted a better brand impression in the market, hence they went upscale by launching a new brand called ‘Traum’ in 2017. The word Traum means ‘dream’ in German, however the brand has nothing to do with Germany. Traum is aimed towards younger buyers and will consist of cars with original design and advanced power plants. Reportedly Traum vehicles are penned by Daimler designer Benedek Toth. The Traum vehicles are based on new modular TMA platform and are powered by three turbocharged engines, a 1.2 liter (150 hp), 1.5 liter (177 hp) and 2.0 liter (245 hp). The company also plans to introduce HEVs and PHEVs while intends to launch 9 models by 2019, eight of which are SUVs and just one sedan. Interestingly, the Traum-branded cars are manufactured by Jiangnan Auto, a subsidiary of Zotye most famous for building China’s cheapest car; the Jinangan Alto (Mehran replica). One of the first vehicles to roll off under the new brand is Traum S70. It’s a good looking car, mixing elements of an MPV and an SUV quite nicely. It measures 4746/1882/1700mm having a wheelbase of 2800mm. The Traum S70 is powered by 1.5 liter turbo mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, sending power to the front wheels. And it’s not just the outside, the S70 is impressive on the inside too. The dashboard comes with a unified 25 inch screen, which really consists of two separate sub-screens: one for the instrument panel and one for the infotainment. Moreover the panel graphics can be customized whichever way the user likes. The S70 is a genuine 7 seater with 2/3/2 seating setup and has an long list of features including dual-zone climate control, air-purifying system, panoramic glass top, front seats with heating and ventilation, six airbags, circular video review, cruise control, lane control, leather interior, keyless access and push-button ignition etc. The Traum S70 is priced from 80,900 yuan (PKR 14.09 lac) to up to 115,900 yuan (PKR 20.19 lac) for the fully loaded version. Now if we take a look back at the Zotye Z100, clearly there is a day and night difference between the two. And it becomes hard for anyone to digest that it’s the same company which develops both the Z100 and the S70. Well, the reason is simple, the Zotye Z100 was developed nearly 7 years ago based on the 7th generation Alto platform, and since then the company, like most Chinese automakers, has improved dramatically in automobile development.
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LYNK & CO 03 Concept Sedan - Exterior Interior videos ynk & Co, the new automaker with Chinese money and manufacturing, and Volvo's engineering resources, has just previewed its 03 Concept, a design prototype that is the second vehicle the startup has shown in just five months. Leaning heavily on the styling language first established with the 01 Concept, the car is set to roll under the klieg lights at the Shanghai Motor Show this week, but for now, we've got these first images of the sedan. The car is expected to ride atop a similar chassis as the 01 crossover SUV, which means it likely employs a version of the Compact Modular Architecture shared with sister brand Volvo. The 03 Concept four-door looks similar in size to the 01 crossover, so it's reasonable to expect that it too will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine backed by an electric motor. The 01 crossover is also expected to be made available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and there's talk of both pure electric and plug-in hybrid models in its future, all of which would likely extend to a production 01 sedan.. Read more https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/lynk-and-co-shows-first-pics-of-volvo-developed-03-sedan-prototype/ LYNK & CO 03 Concept Sedan Exterior Interior - photos / pictures / pics / images LYNK & CO 03 Concept Sedan - Exterior Interior 2017 / 2018 / 2019 New Cars 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Ten years after its inception as the first automotive startup in China, the near-premium brand Qoros is getting serious about expanding its portfolio—and has started sharing platforms with Chery, a Chinese mass-market brand that owns 50 percent of Qoros (the other half is owned by the Singapore-based investment firm Kenon). Qoros introduced the Young, a new entry-level crossover SUV, at the Chengdu auto show last week. At 177 inches long, the Young is just slightly shorter than a Honda CR-V or a Mazda CX-3; power comes from a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four rated at about 150 horsepower and mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. That’s the only available powertrain, which makes sense: The Qoros Young will be priced significantly below the other Qoros models, and the company wouldn’t want the new model to cannibalize the more upmarket offerings. While all other Qoros models are built on a stand-alone platform designed with input from Austrian engineering house Magna Steyr, the Young shares its platform and many components with the Chery Tiggo 7. It is also built in a Chery production plant—but to Qoros-specific quality requirements, meaning to a more rigid standard than the Chery-badged models. From its looks, you couldn’t tell the Qoros Young and the Chery Tiggo 7 are related; styled under former Mini chief designer Gert Hildebrand, the new Qoros looks powerful, masculine, and remarkably upscale both inside and out. While Qoros borrows a Chery platform for its new entry-level model, the exercise is reversed for a new SUV that Chery plans to unveil at the Frankfurt auto show next month. That new mid-size SUV, internally called M31T, is a variation of the upmarket Qoros 5 SUV and will be Chery’s most sophisticated offering to date. Qoros and Chery still seem to be working out their international strategy. We believe that Chery will hit international markets first, with Qoros following as a premium, upmarket sister brand—similar to the relationship between Honda and Acura or Toyota and Lexus. So far, the only China-built cars offered in America have worn familiar brand names such as Volvo (the S60 Inscription) and Buick (the Envision), and this doesn’t look like the right time, politically, to introduce a Chinese brand in the United States, so don’t hold your breath. At the top end of the market, Qoros is pushing forward with the K-EV sedan, a fully electric, 870-hp performance luxury sedan with an extremely stiff carbon-fiber monocoque. A new coupe concept gives a clue to the design of the series production four-door, which will shun the glass doors of the original K-EV concept. The designers clearly had some fun with a derivative called the Pacecar Safety. It is distinguished by entirely free-standing fenders with classic, almost floating lighting elements up front and abaft. The strobe lights on the roof are executed as a rear spoiler. And inside, a strapped-on iPad offers assistance for a racing environment. The overall look is even more aggressive than on the first K-EV concept. The K-EV sedan is slated for a 2018 debut and is expected to be sold in low volumes beginning in 2019.
Chinese automaker Qoros is ready to launch its first sports crossover sedan for the Chinese market, dubbed the Qoros 3 GT, and has released a preview ahead of its official launch at the Guangzhou Auto Show.
Qoros says that the 3 GT creates an entirely new segment in the market catering towards customers “who prefer both the driving comfort of a sedan and the traffic ability of an SUV”.
The 3 GT powered by the brand’s standard 1.6-liter turbocharged engine producing 156 hp and is differentiated from other Qoros models through its black body cladding and design inspired by the 3 Q-Lectric concept unveiled earlier in the year.
Speaking of the 3 Q-Lectric concept, this will also be on display in Guangzhou as a proposal for the ever-increasing domestic EV market, with Qoros hoping that a production version would rival the Chevrolet Bolt but be even cheaper. Qoros says that the concept has a range of 217 miles (350 km) and that it can accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7 seconds and continue to a 101 mph (162 km/h) top speed.