This is the new Zinoro 60H for China. Zinoro is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture making new-energy vehicles (NEV’s). Their first car was the Zinoro 1E, based on the old BMW X1. The 1E will be discontinued. The new Zinoro 60H is the production version of the Zinoro Next concept, based on the new long wheelbase BMW X1 Li.

If foreign automakers want to make cars in China they need to form a joint venture with a local firm with a 50-50% ownership, and that’s how the Brilliance-BMW joint venture came to life. The BMW X1Li, debuted at the Beijing Auto Show. The X1 Li is a China-only long-wheelbase variant of the BMW X1 SUV. Wheelbase is extended with 11 centimeters to create more space for the passengers in the rear. The X1 Li is also manufactured by BMW-Brilliance.


The Zinoro 60H is a plug-in hybrid consisting of a 136hp 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbo engine and a 15hp electric motor, good for a combined output of 151hp. Zinoro claims a 0-100 acceleration time of 7.6 seconds, a fuel consumption of 1.8 liter per 100 kilometer and a pure electric range of 60 kilometer.

A full electric version of the 60H is expected to be up next for Zinoro.

The Zinoro 60H will be available for sale everywhere in China and will be eligible for the full set of NEV subsidies which can add up to 90,000 yuan or almost $14,000.