Platz replaces Xiali TIANJIN — Tianjin Automotive Industry Corp. plans to begin production of a new car in 2001, the Platz, which is aimed at replacing Toyota Motor Corp.'s Xiali (Charade) sedan. The Platz has an advanced transmission system and a streamlined design and will be marketed to the general public and the business sector. The Platz is expected to be available in a variety of trim lines ranging in price from RMB82,800-RMB118,400 (US$10,000-US$14,300). MAZ assembles kits MINSK ...

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