Zotye confirms its first product coming to U.S.
Zotye USA confirmed a compact crossover T600, shown at the Shangai auto show, is scheduled to arrive in U.S. showrooms by the end of 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021.
Bob Pradzinski, senior vice president of sales for Zotye USA and HAAH Automotive, said the T600 was selected as the first vehicle because "that size and that pricing is really the heart of the SUV market." Pricing has not been announced for the T600.
A midsize crossover and sedan are slated to follow the T600, though Zotye did not provide timing or details for those vehicles. But the HAAH Automotive website says the T700 next-generation model will be coming in the first quarter of 2022.
During the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in January in San Francisco, Zotye announced it signed up or in process for more than 80 sales points with several dealers. It expects to have about 300 stores in the top 100 U.S. markets when the T600 goes on sale and eventually about 325 locations. Zotye plans to offer its vehicles at one price and in a customer-friendly format that will include online sales.