Hawtai Motor exports 200 Lu Sheng E70 taxis to North Korea
Published on December 19, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Hawtai Motor has exported 200 Hawtai Lu Sheng E70 taxis to North Korea. The taxis will be deployed in the the North Korean capital Pyongyang. The vehicles were handed over to a North Korean state-owned company during a festive ceremony near the Chinese-North Korean border and will be shipped to Pyongyang by train.
The taxi deal is part of a much larger agreement for a total of 1000 cars, including SUV’s and sedans. Hawtai has been rather active on the export market lately, with Chinese automotive media listing the following destination-countries: Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Russia, Iran, Egypt, and Angola.
The Hawtai Lu Sheng E70 was launched on the China car market in March. Price starts at 67.900 yuan and ends at 89.700 yuan. Power comes from a 2.0 petrol engine with 129hp and 180nm, mated to a 5-speed manual 0r 4-speed automatic. Size: 4777/1794/1481mm, wheelbase is 2678mm.