Chinese Automaker to Launch Competitor for Avanza

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  • Sokon, Penantang Baru dari Negeri Tirai Bambu

    Sokon, Penantang Baru dari Negeri Tirai Bambu

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - New Chinese automaker Sokon will hit Indonesian automotive world mid of next year. Sokon is set to introduce two of its MPVs Sokon GSF Rajawali and Sokon GSF Luwi.

    Comissioner of PT Sokonindo Automobile, Alexander Barus told Tempo that the cars will be produced November this year at the company’s plants in Serang, Banten.

    Sokon, under Dongfeng Motor Group (DFM), is dubbed as the third largest car maker in China. Sokon’s arrival in Indonesia extends the lists of Chinese car makers existing in Indonesia following Cheery, Geelly, Great Wall and Foton.

    According to Alex, GSF Rajawali and GSF Luwi each comes with 1,300 cc diesel engine and 1,500 cc petrol engine. Both cars, Alex said, will challenge two popular MPVs in Indonesia Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia.

    Sources reported that Sokon’s cars sold in Indonesia will be similar to Sokon Fengguang, a 7-person capacity car first launched in Shanghai in 2013. The car looks very similar to VW Touran but with smaller dimension.