Chinese manufacturer starts selling cars in Brazil

15 May 2014

Chinese car manufacturer Jiangling Motor Holding entered the Brazilian market in April with a single model – the Landwind X8, a sports jeep, according to the Brazilian automotive trade press.

The Landwind X8 is 4.64 metres long and 1.87 metres wide with a  2-litre engine and costs 79,990 reals, which is the most expensive for this segment in Brazil.

The Brazilian press also said that the Landwind X8 was competing in a market segment that was already occupied by Asian companies, particularly from Japan and Korea, and that its importer, S. Auto, has only four points of sale and all of them in Rio de Janeiro.

The Landwind cars made by Jiangling Motor Holding, a partnership between Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), were the first Chinese vehicles to be sold in Europe, in 2005, when Jiangling started selling the X6 model. (macauhub/CN/BR)