LIAOCHENG, Shandong – Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. recently initiated its recreational vehicle (RV) project in which a dedicated production line with annual output capacity of 1,000 RVs covering 60,000 square meters of space will be constructed at a new factory site for the company, according to a report on cvworld.cn.
The LCK5041XLJQ4A equipped with IVECO NJ1044CFCZ chassis and 2.8T or 3.0T engines will become Zhongtong Bus’ first RV model, which can be utilized in the rental market and can also serve the high-end market. The model will carry a price range of ¥400,000-¥500,000 ($64,040-$80,050) for different variations.
Zhongtong Bus plans to develop four new RV models in 2014 and in the future motorhomes, business purpose RVs, travel trailers, etc. to meet the market needs.
According to data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), China had about 10,000 RVs on the roads by the end of 2013 and that number is expected to pass 20,000 units in 2015.