At Detroit, two new models were unveiled – a new SUV called the Liebao CS7 and a passenger car, a compact MPV called Kylin, styled by Italy’s Pininfarina.
Li said the company wanted to become a global player.
“Changfeng must step out of our comfort zone into global competition,” he said. “It is the only way to establish ourselves as a truly global player.”
Both the CS7 and the larger Liebao CS6, shown last year, are now on sale in China, and Li said the company planned to launch two new models every year.
Li said Changfeng would make a Detroit appearance a regular event – and promised to reveal exact details of the company’s US launch plans at the 2009 event.
“We are investigating how best to come to the US,” he said. “We are hopeful we could be present in the market within two years.”