2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S.

Jason R. Sakurai
by Jason R. Sakurai
2023 vantas vx suv and t go coming to the u s

The Vantas VX SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2022. HAAH Automotive Holdings and Sicar announced yesterday that they will import Vantas and T-Go vehicles. This is a prelude to HAAH and Shanghai Sicar Automotive Technology manufacturing vehicles stateside. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed their U.S. manufacturing startup.

A letter of intent was added to their engineering service agreement. Sicar is a Chery Automobile subsidiary, one of the top Chinese automakers. Sicar has development and engineering capabilities to produce world-class vehicles. HAAH Motors Holdings is a Lake Forest, California-based firm that provides the expertise needed to manufacture, wholesale, and retail vehicles in North America. Together, the combined companies seek to redefine the automotive retail experience.

HAAH and Sicar will develop and sell Vantas and T-Go branded vehicles in North America. The first two vehicles will be the Vantas VX full-size SUV, and the Vantas TXL, a mid-size SUV. Two T-Go vehicles, one a pickup truck, are next. Additional SUVs and passenger cars with electrification and intelligence capabilities will follow. The first two Vantas SUVs will have internal combustion engines, although electric vehicles (EVs) will become the foundation of the company going forward.

“This agreement expansion is a major step forward as we prepare for the launch of these two brands in the United States and Canada, including future electric vehicles. It expands upon our earlier pact regarding the sales, distribution, and service of vehicles for the Vantas and T-Go brands. There is no question that electric vehicles are the future in North America, and we’re excited to let everyone know of our plans,” said HAAH Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Duke Hale.

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  • JLGOLDEN JLGOLDEN on Apr 22, 2021

    I respect those who are willing to invest in this venture, as well as the early adopters who spend real money to put these new cars in their driveways. Oh, but as others commented, it's going to be an uphill battle for the new brand. Clever marketing, bargain pricing, and nothing less than EXCELLENT product will be needed for traction. Even then, until I see real owner reviews of both product and service experiences, I won't buy or recommend the brand.

  • Eldon Eldon on Nov 29, 2022

    Conosco la marca Tigo-8 y es un excelente automovil, el motor tiene garantia de vida y es super comodo y moderno, me gustaria comprar uno si es una version mejorada

  • SCE to AUX I like the concept, but $6k just gets you started. I'd have to outsource the bodywork, which is a real problem on a project like this.Still, the result would be a fun vehicle that reflects what many people want today - a small unbloated utility truck.
  • TheDoctorIsOut Try and keep it as light and focused as it always has been and as analog as possible. For those who can appreciate it (and fit into it) there’s still something special about a car that can be driven at 90% of its potential for most of the daily drive.
  • SCE to AUX Let it die with dignity - no electrification. That would kill the spirit of the original.Mazda needs to think about survival and market share, not tinker with a niche car with waning sales, or dying on Wankel Hill.Maybe their body and paint engineers could help Tesla once Mazda folds.
  • Lou_BC H-E-L-L-C-A-T
  • EBFlex "EBFlex speaks more truth."It's sometimes a burden being right all the time.