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Chinese automaker Zotye to pitch area franchises at April 10 meeting

April 5, 2019
As part of its goal to be the first Chinese automaker to sell vehicles in the U.S. under its own Chinese brand name, Zotye Automobile will host an April 10 meeting in Chicago for prospective franchisees.
The new company will be known as Zotye USA and headquartered in Lake Forest, California. Retail U.S. sales are expected to begin in late 2020. The company is considering filling eight open points in Illinois, including in Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet and Naperville.
The April 10 meeting in Chicago is 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Marriott Chicago O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago. Lunch will be served following the meeting. Dealers who want to attend should complete the Contact Us form on the HAAH Automotive Holdings website.
Zotye’s first model, the T600, is a compact SUV currently being developed for North America. The company will follow that with a mid-size SUV and a full-size SUV by 2023. 
Zotye (pronounced ZOH-tay) announced its first 19 U.S. dealerships in January. The company plans to open 325 stores in the U.S., focused on the country’s top 100 markets.