Chinese vehicles to go on sale in Brazil

18 July 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18 July – Brazilian company Effa Motors will begin marketing cars made by Chang´an Automotive Corporation within two months, company sources said.

The first 215 cars, of the Chana brand with a 970cc gasoline-powered engine producing 47 BHP, have already been bought at prices from 29,900 reais (about US$ 16,000).

Effa Motors is also selling Ideal cars for 22,980 reais (about US$ 12,300) produced by Changhe Machine factory, which builds vehicles in China using Suzuki technology.

The Chinese vehicle assembler also produces helicopters and established a partnership with Suzuki in 1999 to manufacture vehicles.

In Brazil, Changhe Machine Factory is studying a factory project in Manaus to produce trucks with a 6-ton capacity.

Chinese motorbike maker MVK will begin sales of its 2008 models in Brazil in August with the aim of boosting its sales to 2,700 – or three times more than last year.

MVK’s new XRT and Super machines cost 5,000 reais (about US$ 2,700)

“In 2008, MVK forecasts it will deliver 9,000 motorbikes made in China to the Brazilian market. Thus, we’ve extended out dealership network from 22 to 44,” said the company’s Brazil director, Guillermo Altrichter.

MVK has been in Brazil since 2002 and invested around 2.5 million reais there between 2004 and 2007. (macauhub)