Spy Shots: Haima M8 seen testing in China
Published on April 8, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the production version of the upcoming Haima M8 sedan testing in China. The Haima M8, formerly known as the Haima Yao, is a new mid-size sedan that will be launched on the China car market in September. Power will come from a 175hp 1.8 turbo, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The Haima M8 concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December last year.
The Haima M8 is based on the Mazda 6 Rui Yi (current Mazda 6) that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture, the same platform also underpins the FAW-Besturn B90. FAW is the largest share holder in Haima. The new 1.8 turbo is not from Mazda but is developed by FAW and will also be used in various Besturn-branded vehicles. The Haima M8 is the biggest Haima-branded car so far and part of a giant offensive that also included the new Haima M3 and the Haima M6.
Interior loox very good. high quality materials. Plastics not too black. Nice leather seats. Multifunctional steering wheel. Large dials. Lots of buttons on the center console. Screen on the small side. Manual gearbox here.
Earlier spy shot of the front.