This is standard practice for Chinese companies.
The Linxys Gold Card car, which is being built by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, went on sale in China, after which the real prices and available versions became known.
Recently, Chinese companies have regularly practiced such a marketing move: they announce one price when announcing a model, and on the day the sales start, they immediately lower it, thereby increasing the attractiveness of the model for potential buyers.
This happened with the Linxys Gold Card, which costs from $12,400, although at the time of the announcement, the starting price was $13,800. The basic version received LED headlights, power windows, air conditioning, a Bluetooth-enabled multimedia system, USB ports, central locking, ABS, EBD, electric power steering, a dynamic stabilization system, an uphill assistant.
Linxys Gold Card goes on sale in China
The $13,100 top-of-the-line version gets a rear-view camera and a number of extra assistants.
The car is equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 163 hp, ., 320 Nm), which complements the electric motor and serves as a range extender (it reaches 600 km). Fuel consumption does not exceed 6.5 liters per 100 km