China’s Zotye Auto starts selling cars in Brazil in October 2014

8 April 2014

Chinese automotive company Zotye Auto plans to start selling some of its models in Brazil in October 2014 when it will take part in the Sao Paulo Automotive Salon, said the director of Zotye Motors Brasil, Cadu Barbosa.

According to the Brazilian trade press the models that will be demonstrated in Sao Paulo are the Z100, a one-litre three-cylinder engine vehicle with 68 horsepower and the T200, with a 1.5-litre engine and 110 horsepower.

In the second half of 2015 the company plans to start selling its T600 and Z300 models in Brazil, both available in two options – 1.5-litre engines with manual gearbox or 1.8-litre turbo engine with automatic gears.

Zotye Motors Brasil, which has had an office in the country since January this year, plans to build a factory in the Colatina region (Espírito Santo state), some 150 kilometres from the state capital, Vitória.

Barbosa said that construction work for the factory would begin in February 2015 and that a spare parts centre for the brand would be set up closer to Vitória airport.

Zotye International Automobile Trading Co., Ltd or Zotye Auto is a car manufacturer founded in 2005 based in Zhejiang, China, and controlled by the Zotye Holding group. (macauhub)