First Chinese car to be sold in Brazil to be presented at Sao Paulo car show

18 October 2006

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18 Oct – The first Chinese car to be sold in Brazil will be presented at the 24th Sao Paulo car Show, due to be held between October 19 and 29, officials said.

The Chana branded vehicles, which will be sold as three different models, mini van, open bed van and combination car, with the same 970 cc, 4 cylinder, electronic injection, 53 bhp engine and a cargo capacity of 650 kilograms.

These vehicles, which will be sold by Brazilian representatives of Korea’s Ssang Yong, will cost 27,000 reals (US$12,700).

This year’s Sao Paulo Car Show will also display for the first time vehicles from Indian manufacturer Mahindra, which will present three large open bed trucks that will be assembled in Brazil in partnership with Brazilian company Brasmonte, in the city of Manaus.

These vehicles will cost between 75,000 and 85,000 reals and production of the trucks in Brazil represents an investment of 30 million reals for production of 200 units a month. (macauhub)