Originally Posted by Carscoop
Originally Posted by CarscoopNowadays, just about everyone and their mother wants a chunk of China's car market, no matter how small or large the company.
Few will actually know the name Bufori, but the Malaysia-based boutique automaker, which was originally launched in Australia by brothers Anthony, George and Gerry Khouri, has opened a new flagship showroom in the center of Shanghai.
Speaking at the grand opening, Anthony Khouri said, "Shanghai is the new global economic capital and exudes an atmosphere of creativity, glamour and dynamism to rival any city in the world. I am delighted to see the Chinese home of Bufori in the heart of Shanghai, which complements the unique mood of the city, as well as the values of our company."
Bufori said that the 300 square meter showroom in Shanghai provides space for three vehicles, a coffee bar and a customization studio.
And that's just the beginning as Bufori revealed that it is actually planning to open several more dealerships throughout the country, including three showrooms in Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen before the end of the year.
The company will also perform the local debut of its hand-made Geneva luxury sedan at the Beijing International Motor Show later this month. The odd-looking (no, there's nothing wrong with your screen) Geneva, which was presented in 2010, is offered with a Chrysler-sourced 6.1 liter V8 tuned to put out 430 horsepower and 569 Nm of torque in standard trim, and 560 horsepower and 690 Nm in supercharged form.
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