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JAC Yue Yue gets 68bhp 1.0-litre motor
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17 June 2010

This is the JAC Yue Yue, the latest sub-£3000 car in China.

Cheap city cars are big business in China, with local manufacturers Chery, BYD and Chang’an all selling cars in the sector.

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The Yue Yue is only available with a 68bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine, which meets Chinese 5 emissions standards (equivalent to Euro 4). Unusually, as well as a five-speed manual gearbox it is also available with an automatic. It also comes with disc brakes all round.

The city car is 540mm longer, 40mm narrower and 25mm higher than a Toyota iQ. Its wheelbase is 2390mm - 390mm longer than the iQ's.

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beachland2 18 June 2010

Re: China's sub-£3k city car launched

superstevie wrote:
Fair point, but a car shouldn't be designed to last 3 or 4 years, they should last longer.

thats only logical if they cost the same as the car that lasts 3 years. otherwise its more sensible (cheaper) to buy the one that breaks after 3 and just buy another. the fact thats its wasteful is irrelevant to customers.

superstevie 17 June 2010

Re: China's sub-£3k city car launched

Fair point, but a car shouldn't be designed to last 3 or 4 years, they should last longer. Thats what I meant really

Mini1 wrote:
What I really didn't agree with, though, is the scrappage scheme, because that really was throwing away.
Me either

Mini1 17 June 2010

Re: China's sub-£3k city car launched

superstevie wrote:
The throw away culture we have is terrible! Why go through all the production of a car, for it only to last 3 years or so? What a waste of resources. cars should last a lot longer to get the most out of the energy used to make them in the first place.
I think it's just how some people prefer to work it. Older people don't want the hassle of MOTs and lack of warranty etc, and they like to keep on top of their car money-wise. I think it's quite understandable. And it's not really throwing away if it gets passed to somebody else. Besides, three-year old used cars are very desirable to a lot of people. What I really didn't agree with, though, is the scrappage scheme, because that really was throwing away.

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