Xinhua. China’s Brilliance Auto has introduced the first China-developed turbocharged sedan.
|The new turbo.|
The 1.8-liter engine in the new model offers a power boost of up to 30% over its non-turbo counterparts, with fuel consumption of 6.6 liters per 100 km (35.6 mpg US).
Brilliance Auto Group plans to produce 50,000 such engines in 2008 and 100,000 in 2010, it said.
Brilliance Auto, based in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province in northeast China, sold some 210,000 cars in 2006, ranking the 9th by sales volume among auto manufacturers in China.