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UPDATE: The CM8 has been launched in Malaysia as the Chana Era CM8, the cheapest 7-seater in Malaysia with a price tag starting from under RM40k.
ChangAn Auto Group, based in Chongqing, China has completed negotiations with a Malaysian company to build it’s ChangAn CM8 here in Malaysia. An agreement was signed this week on investing and building an assembly plant for the vehicle. ChangAn Auto is the fourth-largest producer of automobiles in China as of 2005.
Read more: "ChangAn CM8 assembled in Malaysia" - http://paultan.org/archives/2005/12/22/changan-cm8-assembled-in-malaysia/#ixzz0DIhpTOFJ&A
ChangAn Auto classifies the CM8 as an MPW. In their own words, “MP” stands for multipurpose while “W” represents agility and space. I think W is supposed to be Wagon?
The car is powered by either a 1.3 (80hp at 6000rpm, 102Nm at 4500rpm) or 1.6 engine (96hp at 6000rpm, 135Nm at 3000rpm), which should prove to be economical, something in the Toyota Avanza class of vehicle.
Read more: "ChangAn CM8 assembled in Malaysia" - http://paultan.org/archives/2005/12/22/changan-cm8-assembled-in-malaysia/#ixzz0DIhuDPnW&A
The 1.3-liter engine is ideal for quick starts and rapid acceleration. Its 3.8 meter middlr-class size makes it suitable for a wide variety of terrain and driving conditions. Its compact car-like wheelbase plus flexible space configurations can meet any requirement in life and work. It simply represents what we’ve been dreaming of!
The ERA CM8 embodies a user-centric design in every aspect and in every possible way. A flexible interior space, comfortable seats and great safety performance frees you from worry and anxiety.
One of the beat styling Italy has to offer is the ERA CM8. Its fashionable and stylish appearance will surely initiate a new auto trend!