Introduced by Zotye Automobile Company the Compact CUV equips outstanding safety features
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Duke Hale, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zotye USA and HAAH Automotive Holdings, announced Zotye USA’s first vehicle, T600 CUV for the U.S. market.
Formed in 1998, Zotye Automobile Company becomes the first Chinese automaker to sell vehicles in the United States under its own brand name. On April 16, this year T600 debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show and anticipated to go on sale in China next year.
The perfect vehicle for the U.S. market
The U.S. model is expected to use an inline four-cylinder engine with turbocharging, an engine displacement of 1.6-liters and a six-speed automatic transmission.
“This T600 is a perfect vehicle for the U.S. market and I’m very excited to announce it will be the first Zotye product to go on sale here. The vehicle has excellent quality, outstanding safety features and will be very well equipped with a unique design that will make it popular with American buyers, “ said Hale.
In addition, Zotye USA is currently planning to bring in at least two additional vehicles, a mid-size CUV and a sedan.
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Senior Vice President, Sales, Bob Pradzinski said, “Homologation and certification work on the T600 have been ongoing for some time and are proceeding on schedule. We’re reviewing the optimal timing for putting the vehicle on sale and anticipate sales will begin at the end of 2020 or early in the first quarter of 2021.”
Development of the Zotye USA franchised new car dealer network is also proceeding as planned. The company had announced in January that it had signed agreements for 19 new vehicle sales locations. Today, the number of locations stands at 60 and the company anticipates it will have close to 300 locations in the top 100 markets by the time the T600 goes on sale. Total size of the Zotye USA sales network is expected to be about 325 locations.
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