In a strategy previously followed by India’s Tata Motors, Zotye Auto based in Yongkang, Zhejiang Province, launched its basic model called Jiangnan Alto on November 9, with a retail price of 18,800 yuan ($2,838).
Equipped with a 0.8-liter engine, the Jiangnan Alto’s basic model has a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour. The whole body measures 3.3 meters long, 1.465 meters wide, and 1.41 meters high. The wheelbase of the vehicle is 2.175 meters.
Though the present basic model does not yet meet Beijing’s vehicle discharge standards, Zotye Auto is in the process of upgrading the vehicle to meet the capital’s emission regulations
The Maruti had Fuel Economy
* Mileage Highway (km/liter) 18.7 km/L (5.35 L/100 km; 44 mpg-US)
* Mileage City (km/litre) 13.1 km/L (7.63 L/100 km; 31 mpg-US)
* Mileage Overall (km/litre) 14.22 km/L (7.032 L/100 km; 33.4 mpg-US)
A previous joint venture sold the Jiangnan Alto for a higher price.
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