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Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

Published on March 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

Earlier today we saw the first renderings of a new Lifan SUV. The renderings were leaked from a product presentation, which can happen to the best. But now we have the rest of the presentation, and there is much more coming! Hawtai is going completely product crazy, and most of the new cars look rather good. Here they are:

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

This is the Hawtai A11, a new A-class sedan that will arrive in October 2013. The A11 will be positioned between the Hawtai Lu Sheng E70 and the Hawtai B11.

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

This is the Hawtai C36 MPV, a completely new vehicle scheduled to arrive in April 2014. Price will range from 150.000 to 200.000 yuan. Power will come from an updated variant of the 160hp 1.8 turbo that currently powers the B11 and Baolige SUV.

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

The Hawtai A21 will be positioned above the B11 and will thus become Hawtai’s new flagship. The A21 will be available as sedan or hatchback, just like the Mazda 6. Power will come from a new 20. with 165hp.

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

Nothing more is known about the A35 besides its name. It seems to be a rather hip crossover in Kia Soul-style, probably on the same platform as the Hawtai A25 SUV.

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

The Hawai B35 is the successor of the current Hawai Baolige SUV and will arrive in 2014. Many say the Baolige loox too much like the last-gen Porsche Cayenne. Hawtai paid attention, and designed the new Baolige to look like the current Cayenne. The very first concept for what became the Baolige was called B35 as well.

Hawtai is going product-crazy in China, and it looks good

The B57 is a large and kinda trendy pickup truck with an open or closed bed. Chinese car buyers consider pickup trucks for farmers except when they are called Raptor. The B57 doesn’t look ‘farmer’ at all so Hawtai must be aiming for the cities. No date for debut yet.

Well, the cars certainly look very promising. All look realistic enough to make it to the market in the near future.  We will be, watching closely.

Via: 163.

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  1. erik (laofan)- March 21, 2013 Reply

    Hawtai always has nice plans. It would be better when they have higher sales of the existing models like the B11!
    Now we have plans for: A11, A21, A25, A35, B21 Estate, B22, B35 Update, B57, C11, C25, C36….

  2. Benny- March 21, 2013 Reply

    nice cars! now: dealers, quality, safety, reputation. Not an easy fix…

  3. dragin- March 21, 2013 Reply

    This is the same little company that told us it sold more than 85,000 cars in 2010. Nice looking renderings.. but isn’t it biting off more than it can chew?

  4. stiopa- March 22, 2013 Reply

    All graphics looks like a copy of existing models: A3sedan , tundra, urban cruiser etc.

  5. CarsAroundTheWorld- March 22, 2013 Reply

    Hey at least the A11 and A21 don’t look like concrete blocks (unlike the B11 and E70), just got a great idea!

    Kill off:
    B11, E70, B35

    Redesign:
    A25 (so it doesn’t look like a Chinese Kia Sportage)

    Add:
    Midsize SUV, a subcompact SUV, a subcompact hatch/sedan duo, and a halo car

    There’s a plan, Hawtai, are you listening?

  6. royalmm- March 24, 2013 Reply

    Interesting renders. Too bad the the B35 smells too much of the current Porsche Cayenne.

    Only cars I dig are A11 and A21 (like the hatchback version, has a BMW 5-Series GT feel to it) and A35 (like the 2nd pic, has some Scion xB styling cues).

  7. PGMJ- March 24, 2013 Reply

    Wonder if Hawtai will survive time enough to see these cars come true. Their own models seem to have rather disappointing sales figures. Anyway I hope they will launch all these new models, if possible under right schedule.

  8. Bob Doe- March 25, 2013 Reply

    Typical Chinese auto brand designs, copycats…

    C36: 2007 Toyota Alphard (Front), 2006 Toyota Estima/Previa (Back) and 2010 Buick GL8 (Shape)
    A21: 2013 Ford Fusion (Front), 2013 Audi A3 Sedan (Front), 2011 Hyundai Elantra (Back)
    B35: 2004 Porsche Cayenne (Front), 2009 Heyue SC (Front)
    B57: 2010 Kia Sportage (Front), 2007 Toyota Tundra (Side and back)

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