CHONGQING – SWM Motors launched its first vehicle, the X7 SUV, to the market here on August 31, according to a company news release.
The 7-seat SUV offers three variants with a price range from ¥85,900 ($13,215) to ¥101,900.
Designed by the company’s Italian R&D center, the X7 SUV has body dimensions of 4,710×1,855×1,750 mm with a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. The model is equipped with 1.8L engine mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The maximum power can reach137 hp with a peak torque of 186 Nm.
As planned, SWM Motors will introduce eight gasoline powered vehicles and two new energy vehicles covering SUVs, MPVs, pickups and recreational vehicles before 2020, according to a report on newsv5.com. More SUV models will be launched by next year to cover different SUV segment markets.
SWM, the once famous Italian racing motorcycle brand, was acquired by Shineray Holding in 2014. The X7 SUV and the future vehicles will be distributed through the current sales network of Shineray Holding invested Brilliance Shineray.