China’s Changfeng Confirms Cars for NAIAS

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The Cheetah will be on display in Detroit
Chinese automaker Changfeng Group Co. has confirmed it will bring four vehicles to Detroit to display at the NAIAS 2007 in January.

This marks the first time Changfeng has displayed cars outside of China, the company’s chairman, JianXin Li, told news reporters. Changfeng doesn’t expect to begin selling cars in the U.S. until later in the decade, and no specific timeframe has been established.

At NAIAS, Changfeng will display four vehicles sold under the Liebao brand name. Liebao is Chinese for cheetah. The two sport-utility vehicles are the CS6 and CS7; the two pickups are the CY3 and CY6.

Changfeng is one of several Chinese automakers to indicate plans for selling cars in the U.S. Its exhibit will be up throughout press preview, as well as the entire public show.

At NAIAS 2006, Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Co. displayed its cars during press days in the concourse of Cobo Center and held a press conference, outlining its plans to enter the U.S. market.

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