Hawtai is still alive but they ain’t kicking very hard, sales are slow and their cars are aging. On the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show they tried to add some blood to their body with this Hawtai WS55 sedan, sporting a distinctive Ford snout.
This is not a Ford. This instead is the first image of the new Hawtai Lusheng E80, a midsize sedan that will be launched on the Chinese car market next year. Hawtai took a good look at the Ford Taurus and copied the hood, grille, lights, bumper, A-pillar, and even the mirrors. Sadly we cannot see the rest of the car but we bet it will be Ford all along.
This is the new Hawtai Baolige Plus, as it was unveiled on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The Baolige Plus is essentially a dressed-up variant of the standard Baolige SUV. Many Chinese automakers do this to cheaply add a more expensive model to the lineup, and many call this model ‘plus’. The Baolige Plus comes with en entire new front end, new alloys, a new interior, and new rear lights.
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.
Spy Shots showing the new Hawtai Lusheng E70 1.5T, ready for its launch on the Chinese car market in the second quarter of the year. The Lusheng E70 1.5T will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 150hp.
Back now quickly to the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show for a good look at the babe at Hawtai Motor. She is standing here next to a Hawtai Shengdafei SUV, and that is big news indeed because the production version debuted at the show (Hawtai knows how to attract attention). More on the car in a later post. Let’s check out a guy now! The one standing right behind the babe’s ass, wearing black glasses, a blue sweater, a white shirt and a black backpack. He wants to have a really special photo: