May 11, 2021

Our Exclusive Guide to all Chinese brands updated with 8 new brands

The afflux of new Chinese brands seems to be never ending and we have updated our Exclusive Guide to all active Chinese brands with 8 new brands today, lifting its total to 176.

Zeekr is a new premium EV brand by Geely that will compete locally with the likes of NIO, Xpeng and LI and globally with Tesla. Its first model, the 001, is a production version of the Lynk & Co Zero concept presented in September 2020.

TANK (in capital letters) is a new brand of upmarket SUVs by Great Wall Motors. It originated as the WEY Tank 300 but was upgraded to a full-blown brand last March. TANK introduced two additional models at the Shanghai Auto Show: the 700 and 800 pictured above.

IM Motors, for Intelligence in Motion, is a premium EV brand by Zhiji Auto (智己汽车), a joint venture between SAIC, Alibaba and the Pudong New Area in Shanghai. It introduced the L7 sedan at the Shanghai Auto Show last week and will introduce the LS7 crossover in 2022.

Pocco is a new brand of mini EVs pictured above, Modern Auto is a new EV brand by BAW, a subsidiary of Beijing Auto, Ezoom is a new EV brand by the Jiangling-Renault joint venture. Its first model, the Yi, was unveiled in early 2021 and is pictured in red above. Finally Farizon is a brand by Geely Commercial that introduced an oddly-shaped pickup, the FX, based on the Geely Boyue Pro. We have also separated R from Roewe as the new EV venture operates independently with its own logo and website.

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