However, the CV9 is still feeling the heat of its past self. Back in 2005, an ADAC crash test which revealed severe safety issues forced the carmaker to pull the vehicle off the European market, placing a lot of pressure on Jiangling to make it work better this time.
Apparently, the Chinese seem to have done it. The CV9 has gone through the Moose test according to ADAC-Ausweichtest standards and survived, somewhat diminishing the shame of past experiences. The test can be seen in the video below.
The Landwind CV9 is a minivan designed by the Italian design institute I.DE.A. The car is using 1.6l and 2.0l engines manufactured by Motortechnik GmbH, paired with a five speed manual transmission.
The minivan is expected to retail for 11,950 euros in Germany, once it arrives there (as a side information, the car retailed for 16,950 euros five years ago, before the ADAC test). The rollout will continue throughout the year, with the car reaching Belgium and Italy this fall.
The carmaker hopes to sell around 1,500 vehicles in the Netherlands this year alone. In its native country, Jiangling is Ford's partner, together with whom it manufactures Transit Classic vans for the Chinese market.