Duke Hale, chairman and chief executive officer of Zotye USA and HAAH Automotive Holdings, has announced that the T600 will be Zotye USA's first vehicle for the U.S. market.
“This T600 is a perfect vehicle for the U.S. market and I'm very excited to announce it will be the first Zotye product to go on sale here. The vehicle has excellent quality, outstanding safety features and will be very well equipped with a unique design that will make it popular with American buyers,” said Hale.
The U.S. compact CUV T600 model is expected to use an inline four-cylinder engine with turbocharging, and an engine displacement of 1.6-liters plus a six-speed automatic transmission, which is projected to be introduced in the U.S. market at the end of 2020 or start of 2021.
“Homologation and certification work on the T600 have been ongoing for some time and are proceeding on schedule. We're reviewing the optimal timing for putting the vehicle on sale and anticipate sales will begin at the end of 2020 or early in the first quarter of 2021,” said senior vice president of sales Bob Pradzinski.
Zotye USA is also planning to bring in at least two more vehicles, a mid-size CUV and a sedan.