On August 5th, Cowin Auto announced that 2019 Cowin X3 is officially launched. The new car launched total of two models with price range of 63,900-68,900 yuan (~US$9,056 – US$9,765).
2019 Cowin X3 is a model year update revision, the overall appearance and interior design continued the 2018 model. In terms of size, the new car has a length, width and height of 4335/1796/1665mm and wheelbase of 2530mm, slotting in a small SUV below Cowin X5. The new car will come standard with 17-inch wheels, electric adjustable exterior mirrors, and roof racks.
In terms of configuration, 2019 Cowin X3 will come standard with 10.1-inch central control screen, 7-inch TFT instrument panel, reversing image, intelligent linkage-screen multi-screen linkage, navigation system, automatic headlights, tire pressure monitoring, front/rear USB interface, etc. The high trim level models will also be equipped with mobile phone mapping, intelligent voice control, leather steering wheel and more.
In terms of power, 2019 Cowin X3 is powered by 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with maximum power of 116 ps and peak torque of 143 Nm. The engine can meet the current China-VI emission standards. In terms of transmission, the new car will match the 5-speed manual transmission.
About Cowin Auto
Cowin Auto was once a sub-brand of Chery Holding, it formerly known as Wuhu Cowin Automobile Co., Ltd., was officially established in 2014, it was a brand new automobile brand under Chery Holdings. In 2013, Lu Jianhui, one of the founders of Chery, took the former Chery Cowin project team to establish the Cowin Auto at Jiangbei Industrial Park at Wuhu Anhui, later it has jointly invested in the construction of the three parties: Anhui Jiangbei Development Co., Ltd., Chery Commercial Vehicle (Anhui) Co., Ltd. and Wuhu City Construction Investment Co., Ltd.
Cowin Auto itself did not manufacture vehicle, all vehicles are manufactured by Chery Factory, Cowin Auto was only responsible for R&D and sales. Therefore, most of the models of Cowin Auto were produced at the Wuhu Jiangbei base, Anhui province China, but on December 15, 2017, its original name Wuhu Cowin Automobile Co., Ltd., was renamed as Yibin Cowin Automobile Co., Ltd., that’s the production base of Cowin Auto was transferred from Wuhu to Yibin, Sichuan province China.
In January 2018, Chery Holding transferred its 51% stake in Cowin Auto to Yibin Automobile Industry Development Investment Co., Ltd., and Sichuan Yibin Push Group Co., Ltd., which accounted for 50.5% and 0.5% respectively. Sichuan Yibin Push Group is a sub-group company of Wuliangye Group – a Chinese famous white wine manufacturer.
On January 7, 2019, Cowin’s first car at the Yibin New Base in Sichuan, the Cowin X5, was officially launched.