Riich Z5 to launch at end of year? Spy pics reveal it yet again

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The Riich Z5 may have been on China Car Times several times before, but this is the first time that is has been shown in all its glory sans camouflage. The Z5 was initially going to be under the Chery brand, but with Chery launching a new luxury brand, Riich, it was obvious the Z5 would get ported over to that moniker.

The Z5 shares its underpinnings with the Riich G5 sedan and its engine also; a 2.0T that was designed in house by Chery and delivers 170bhp and 235Nm of torque to the front wheels.

The Z5 entered the world as the A6CC concept car, but with the launch of the Riich brand it became the Z5. However, lets look back at all of those famous Chinese coupes and roadsters that have been built over the past few years and reflect on their success. The Brilliance Coupe, sales were at one a month from March to May, but picked up in the summer months with 86 sold in June, 98 in July, and 136 in August, so hardly a massive winner for Brilliance. Lets have a look at Geely’s China Dragon, its an interesting looking car but sales are also not so stellar with just 54 units being sold from March to August. The BYD S8 never even made it to market, and the MGTF seems to have gone out of production in China with zero units sold this year. So is the Riich Z5 going to fare any better in a market that does not seem to take to Chinese built sports cars?

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  • Head Honcho
    October 9, 2010

    I have seen a car around that looks like a sports car. Actually looks like the last Toyota celica. I think it has this same logo on it or very similar. Anybody know what it is?

  • hk
    October 9, 2010

    HH, if you saw a 2dr sports car with the same logo as Z5, then it should be Z5/A6CC. That is the only one from Riich. Can you get us more information to help you out on this? The badge on any car in China is sometimes very interesting, you have to be very careful.

    Wait a minute, if it is a hardtop with convertible roof, it should be Chery M14.

  • Rick in China
    October 9, 2010

    WTF. It actually looks pretty good.

    Interested in performance specs…

  • Head Honcho
    October 9, 2010

    I will shoot a photo next time I see one. I have only seen the model 3 times. It looks a lot like the last Toyota Celica. I couldn’t find anything on it that helped me pick out the brand. It has a pretty large logo with wings on the front of the hood. I don’t think I have seen the car here on CCT.

  • love kr****ya
    October 9, 2010

    I guess you mean Geely Beauty Leopard (Geely BL)

  • Head Honcho
    October 10, 2010

    No it isn’t the Geely for sure. My friend has one of those so I am pretty familiar with it. This car actually looks ok.

  • Patrick
    October 10, 2010

    i can’t get the fact that “Riich” is a name Geely chose for a brand. It’s so absurd and unsubtle. It would be like if I started a car company and sold the cars under the name “Faancy”.

  • Picasadkes
    October 10, 2010

    In Brazil, this car would make a lot of success because Brazilians like sports car and convertible cars are very expensive here.

  • Esprit de Flandre
    October 11, 2010

    Looks pretty good.

  • Ed
    October 11, 2010

    Looks hot.

    @Patrick
    Do some research before you talk, Riich is not a name Geely chose for a brand. :)

  • Head Honcho
    November 24, 2010

    I saw a Hyundai Genesis Coupe which looks similar to the car I had mentioned. The side looks about the same but the front had a curved down hood with big wing logo on it. I couldn’t see the logo on the car today because it was decorated for a wedding. So not sure it is the same car or not.

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