Unofficial information has appeared on the Web that the Zaporozhye Automobile Building Plant (ZAZ) will start producing a new crossover at the end of 2022. The novelty from ZAZ will be called “ZAZ Odessa”.
It is alleged that ZAZ Odessa will be built on the basis of the Chinese compact crossover Bestune T77, which has been produced by FAW Group since 2018.
How much the Ukrainian crossover will differ from its Chinese “relative” is not known. Apparently, the differences between them will be minimal. Bestune T77 has a fairly modern design with a large grille and LED optics. The cabin has a digital instrument panel, modern infotainment system, dual-zone climate control.
What engine the Zaporozhye crossover will receive is also not known yet. Under the hood of the Bestune T77 is a 1.5L 160 hp turbo engine, which works in conjunction with a 6-speed manual transmission or with a robot.
According to rumors, ZAZ will start producing a new crossover at the end of 2022. It will cost about 550 thousand hryvnia. That is, it will be difficult to attribute it to budget models.
We emphasize once again that information about the ZAZ Odessa crossover has not been officially confirmed.