Economic gloom is spreading across Europe; economies are beginning to falter, prices are rising, and inflation is becoming a growing problem. If you are contemplating emigrating to a more prosperous part of the world, consider China as a potential destination. China, too, is accustomed to economic rollercoasters. The Covid lockdowns caused the economy to contract, impacting its housing market as well—a double whammy, indeed.
However, China is in a better position to recover quickly, and despite economic uncertainties, inflation has not significantly impacted the cost of purchasing a new car as it has in Europe. Consider the Jetour X90 Plus, an SUV larger than the BMW X3 but at a considerably lower cost. The Jetour X90 Plus starts from $14,000, featuring a powertrain with a 1.5T or 1.6T engine, paired with a 6MT or a 7DCT. The Jetour is a brand owned by Chery Automotive.
The 1.5T engine boasts a maximum power of 115 kW and a peak torque of 230 Nm, while the 1.6T engine delivers a maximum power of 145 kW and a peak torque of 290 Nm. The Jetour X90 Plus is offered in a selection of five exterior body colors and can be equipped with either 18-inch or 19-inch wheels.
The interior showcases a vegan leather interior, a dual-screen design, comprising a 12.3-inch central control screen and a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel. Additionally, ambient light strips adorn both sides of the door trims, and wireless charging capabilities are available for the top-spec models. Autonomous parking, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring features are available depending on model specifications.
With car prices this cheap maybe it’s about time for the Daily Car Blog to set its GPS for China.