Aiming to become a top-tier native player, Haima plans to release about a dozen new models and raise its annual production capacity to half a million in three years. At least six of the upcoming models will fill newly created slots in Haima’s expanding product line. And the current division of labor between the automaker’s two production bases, in Haikou and Zhengzhou, will be dismantled. Currently rolling out only mini vans and cars, the Zhengzhou base will release mainstream passenger vehicles next year. After the exposure of its first SUV, the V30 compact sedan was revealed this week, set for official launch at the Guangzhou Auto Show.
The production version of the ZM2 concept from last year’s Shanghai Auto Show, the V30 has a 2600mm wheelbase. 4545mm long, 1737mm wide, and 1495mm high, it is similar in size to Great Wall C30 and BYD G3, its direct rivals.
The V30 is likely to share a powertrain with the first SUV from Haima Zhengzhou, to be powered by a Haima-built 1.5 liter (HMA GN15-VF) mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.5L engine can put out up to 77kW of power and 147Nm of torque. Versions with automatic gearboxes may also be available.
In Haima’s product line, the V30 will be placed below the Family and above the Happin. It is expected to sell for 50,000-70,000 Yuan.