SAIC MAXUS delivers first batch of V80 vans to Hong Kong
SAIC MAXUS delivered 20 V80 vans to Hong Kong on July 30, marking the first time for an independent domestic Chinese auto brand to enter the Hong Kong market.
Spacious MPVs or box type cars are popular in Hong Kong, and MAXUS, which has a 100-year history as a British marque, suits the local market well.
The V80 has large and flexible space, which can be adjusted with ease for transporting either people or goods. Its engine has adopted Europe’s most advanced VM diesel engine technology, combined with Bosch’s third-generation high-pressure common rail fuel injection technology and variable geometry turbocharging technology. It can produce 136 horsepower and has a maximum torque of 330 Nm, while fuel consumption is as low as 5.4 liter per 100 kilometers. The V80 meets European crash testing criteria for commercial vehicles, has a unibody construction and is equipped with airbags as well as active and passive safety measures ABS+EBD+BAS+TPMS. It meets China V and Euro V emission standards and complies with Hong Kong’s emission rules. Besides, a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout, UK MIRA professional chassis tuning and the dual mass flywheel technology make the V80 comparable to the sedans seen running on Hong Kong’s narrow roads.
MAXUS provides services that suit the needs of the Hong Kong market in addition to its standard service offered to users around the world.
So far, MAXUS has achieved good results on markets in developed countries including Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. In the first half of 2015, the company received orders for nearly 1,000 units in Australia and is in the top three in New Zealand’s wide-body light buses market with a 15 percent share. Its entry into the Hong Kong market will further help sharpen its competitive edge on the global market.