Zotye Z100 To Appear at Shanghai Auto Show, Priced at 23,800RMB ($3,800USD)
Published March 19, 2013
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What can you buy for just under $4,000USD car wise? You could trawl Ebay to get yourself an older BMW or a cheap run around truck, but how many new cars can you get for 4k? Not many. The forthcoming Zotye Z100 is expected to be priced at just over 23,800RMB for the base model when it is launched next month at the Shanghai Auto Show. Under the hood of the Suzuki Zotye inspired Z100 is a four cylinder 1.0L engine that is good for getting you about town, 5 speed manuals are in charge of cog swapping, there is no talk of an automatic but with a car so small and light do you really need an auto shifter?
Why are Zotye making a super cheap car? They are likely looking towards creating a volume model that can sell in the range of 10,000 units per month like the BYD F0 and the Chery QQ range which keep their respective factories in work but give very little to the companies bottom lines each month. We can expect that the Z100 will become the car to have in third and fourth tier cities where Zotye is really concentrating its activities over the next few years.