Hawtai Motor, Hawtai Auto

Brands of current/recent products:

Type: Private
Established: 2000
Headquarters: Beijing
Main Subsidiaries and Alliances: Hawtai Hyundai
Current/recent models: B11(1.8/2.0L)
B21 (E70) (1.5/2.0L)
E90 (2015 B11) (1.8L)
Santa Fe (C9) (1.8/2.0L)
Santa Fe 2015 (C9) (1.5/2.0L)
Terracan (2.4L)
Sales (units): 2009: 5,0875 (Hawati); 14,670 (CAAM)
2010: 81,435 (Hawtai); 15,950 (CAAM)
2011: 45,800
2012: 34,071
2013: 28,812
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Official Web Site–English
  • 2000: Founded in Rongcheng, Shandong. Its origins can be traced to Rongcheng Modified Vehicles, which was established in 1991 and became a branch of FAW in 1996. In 1999, a re-badged Hyundai Galloper II (as Hawtai "Jitian") was released.
  • 2002: signed partnership agreement Hyundai, and built a vehicle plant in Yanbian, Jilin.
  • 2003: Hawtai Terracan rolled off the line in Rongcheng. In Yanbian, Hawtai started making Granbird and County buses.
  • 2005: Hawtai-made Hyundai Santa Fe was released.
  • 2006: Construction began on the OED powertrain plant in Erdos, Inner Mongolia, for making diesel engines and gearboxes.
  • 2008: Launched new Hawtai logo, dropping the white-and-blue one (seen below).
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  • 2009: Hawtai Santa Fe C9 and Terracan T9 hit the market. OEC diesel engines and tranmissions rolled off production line.
  • 2010: Hawtai B11 sedan rolled off the line in Rongcheng, Shandong, on August 16, and was released on December 28.
  • 2011: Hawtai Boliger SUV was launched at the Shanghai motor show and released on December 21.
  • 2013: Hawtai B21 (Lusheng E70) sedan hit showrooms in March.
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