New Chinese brand for Honda
Honda stunned vehicle industry observers in Beijing by announcing the establishment of the new standalone brand aimed solely in the Chinese market. Li Nian is modelled on Toyota’s effective United States brand, Scion, and it is planned to aid a variety of youth-orientated models – the very first being this five-door small-Sports utility vehicle that’s planned to take purchase this year. In line with the same front-wheel drive platform because the Jazz, its edgy styling, which some show goers speculated was inspired through the lately unveiled Ford Fiesta, was produced at Honda’s Chinese design studio and it is stated to create a dark tone for other future models. There’s no official word on specifications, Autocar has it on good authority the brand new Honda uses single.8-litre, four-cylinder gas engine.Li Nian was produced inside a partnership with Honda’s lengthy-time partner, the Guangzhou Automobile Group. Together they’ve spent heavily to produce the infrastructure to aid the brand new line-up, also is likely to include both city cars and small hatchbacks by the center of next decade.
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