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Hawtai Auto xEV260 electric SUV to launch in China in April

Published on March 11, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Hawtai Auto xEV260 electric SUV to launch in China in April

Hawtai Motor is going electric with the new xEV260, an all-electric SUV based on the Hawtai Shengdafei. The Hawtai xEV260 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. Price including subsidies will start around 130.000 yuan.




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The xEV260 is a ‘green car’ so it comes with a lot of blue detailing, like so many EV’s in China. The blue stuff around the lights and grille seems to cheaper rather cheap duct tape. Non-recyclable, we bet.

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More blue on the doors and even on the wheels.

The xEV260 is powered by an electric motor with an output of 109hp and 220nm, mated to a 50kWh battery. Range by normal use is 266 kilometer (not 265 or 270; 266). Range when not going faster than 60 kilometer per hour, like inside the city, is 332 kilometer (not 330 or 335; 332).

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The interior appears to be exactly the same as in the petrol powered car (compare) bar for the gear lever. This white car was shown on a media evens, and interestingly the doors remained locked. Is Hawtai hiding something there…?

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The exhaust pipes are gone and the Hawtai logo is blue, otherwise no changes at the back.

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The petrol powered Shengdafei. Price starts at 85.500 yuan and ends at 108.800 yuan. Lone engine is  four-cylinder petrol with 156hp, mated to a six-speed manual or automatic.

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  1. santos palisander- March 12, 2016 Reply

    Hawtai! They seem to have a different vibe from other domestic producers. Their B11 sedans are being used as taxis in Pyongyang. I hope they find safer markets to sell their wares soon.
    The vehicles don’t look bad, and their diesels are quite good.

  2. Kawasakiman- March 12, 2016 Reply

    Hawaii are an interesting brand with interesting styling, this is poor, th shengdafei is one of their poorer looking models to begin with, but it’s cool that so many Chinese manufacturers are getting into the ev game, we might see some exported soon.

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