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Chang’an CX30 sedan to be Listed in October

Published on August 5, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The Chang’an, aka Chana, CX30 sedan will hit la market in October, it is based on the CX30 hatchback that arrived in May. Price: between 85.000 and 120.000 yuan. Engines: 1.6 with 71kw and 140nm and a 2.0 with 112kw and 192nm.

Compared the the hatch, which has some cross-thingies to spice it up, the sedan loox awfully boring. But Chang’an makes good-quality cars so they might be able so sell some. Not here in Beijing though, I haven’t seen a single CX30 yet.

Chang’an has joint ventures with Ford, Mazda, Peugeot-Citroen (PSA), Suzuki and Volvo but is desperately working on its own brand of pessenger cars as well, until now without much succes. Their minivan business however is doing great.

Fake wood = luxurious, luxurious = glorious, fake wood with with fake alu = more glorious.

Under-the-bonnet-design a weak point of many Chinese carmakers, this actually loox all right.

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  1. erik van ingen schenau- August 5, 2010 Reply

    Why is the CV8, than called V801, alias Zhixiang, translated as Z-Shine, renamed C118, now named CX30? Or am I loosing something? Or getting old?

  2. Paul- August 6, 2010 Reply

    Confused. I thought the sedan was already out and the hatch was the newcomer.

  3. erik van ingen schenau- August 6, 2010 Reply

    You are right Paul, the sedan is in production since March 2008, the hatchback since late 2009.

  4. Tycho- August 6, 2010 Reply

    Hello Paul, hello Eric. You are both wrong, but not very much. The sedan you mean is the Zhixiang, not the CX30 sedan.

    The CX30 sedan is basically a facelifted Zhixiang with a new name. Technically speaking a new car and so listed as ‘new’ by Chang’an. Greetings and a good weekend, thanks as always for the wise comments! Tycho

  5. Paul- August 8, 2010 Reply

    Don’t be surprised if I start peppering you with questions Tycho. I find the Chinese industry so confusing, and good information hard to find.

  6. Tycho- August 9, 2010 Reply

    Hello Paul,

    no problem, questions keep me focused. The Chinese industry is confusing indeed but that makes it even more fun to write about. keep asking…

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