HAAH Automotive Holdings is now working to establish a dealer network for VANTAS. With a Premium SUV set for 2021, we should expect an announcement of the locations sometime soon.
HAAH will now focus on a second Chinese partner, Chery Automobile Co., CEO Duke Hale told Automotive News. In February, HAAH announced plans to sell Chery-engineered crossovers assembled in the U.S. under the newly created Vantas brand.
U.S. dealers who signed up to sell Zotye vehicles in the U.S. can keep their franchises while adding Vantas at no additional cost, Hale said.
Zotye's financial struggles have been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic. Would-be distributor HAAH Automotive Holdings will now focus on efforts to bring another Chinese automaker, Chery, to the U.S.