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Chinese Car Maker Zotye USA Signs Dealers in 100 Markets

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The AIADA reported that Zotye USA, the American distributor for Chinese manufacturer Zotye Automobile, has chosen retailers in 100 markets as it plans to launch sales of its first vehicle in 2021, reports Automotive News.

Duke Hale, CEO for the U.S. distributor, said the filling of the first hundred spots is ahead of schedule as it plans to have agreements signed in 250 markets prior to the launch. Eventually, the brand expects to have about 325 total locations, the distributor said Tuesday. "We're really pleased, though not surprised, that the milestone of signed appointments for 100 markets has been reached earlier than we first estimated," said Hale.

Zotye said it now has agreements for dealer markets in the top 10 states for sales, and that it has closed the recruitment process in cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Houston and Las Vegas.

The first model to hit the U.S. market will be a new version of the T600 compact crossover, the company has said. It will be followed by a second utility and car in following years.

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