The car was manufactured in 2023 and is an automatic or Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission SUV with a striking appearance similar to the bestselling T5 EVO model at Carcarbaba, the local car dealership representing Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor.
The T5 HEV is a compact SUV, measuring 4595mm in length, 1865mm in width, and 1680mm in height, which makes it suitable for on and off-road driving. The vehicle uses 50% less fuel than other vehicles, and its non-rechargeable battery has received a five-star safety rating. The 4E15T engine provides a maximum power horse (N.m) of 280 and a maximum torque speed of 1500 to 3500. The car’s battery voltage is 349 V, and it has a rated power speed (Rmp) of 5500 with fair fuel consumption of 5.3 L/100 Km and Turbo intercooler, providing a powerful driving experience.
John Mugabo, the Managing Director of Carcarbaba, announced at a recent press conference during the launch of the new car that the hybrid vehicle is priced at $34,000, approximately Rwf36 million. Until June, Carcarbaba offers a flexible payment terms of up to one year, free comprehensive insurance for one year, and free Mango 4G internet for 12 months. After-sales services include free full tank fuel on delivery, three years or 100,000 km vehicle warranty, five years or 100,000 km battery warranty, and one-year free vehicle maintenance.
Besides, the first 20 customers who order the car will receive a 55-inch smart TV. Many clients are ordering their vehicles and the First client who ordered the vehicle already received it . Huang Sheng Wei, the CEO of Dongfeng Africa Export Base, announced that the company would support Carcarbaba by providing spare parts, with plans to establish an assembling plant in Rwanda in the future.
"Rwanda is a beautiful country that is developing extremely fast, and we want to grow with Rwanda for Rwandans. The Government has set clear policies to protect the environment, and we are willing to lend a hand to the government in the ’Go Green’ policy by importing as many hybrid cars as possible, which are environmentally friendly but also cost-effective to meet the needs of local residents," said Mr. Huang Sheng Wei.
DongFeng vehicles are currently sold in various countries, including Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, countries in Latin America, France, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ghana, and more. The T5 HEV is an excellent option for environmentally-conscious drivers looking for a cost-effective vehicle with less fuel consumption.
Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor is one step closer to achieving its goal of producing zero-emission cars with the launch of the T5 HEV in Rwanda. The brand-new 2023 T5 HEV after the promotion will cost Rwf 36 Million. Carcarbaba operates in the nearby Sawa Citi Supermarket, making it easy for interested buyers to inquire and get their hands on the high tech hybrid vehicle.