China’s Zotye Automobile aiming to enter U.S. market in 2020

The T600 will likely be its first offering in the U.S. (Zotye Automobile)

Zotye Automobile has announced its intention to begin selling cars in the U.S. starting in 2020, through a partnership with California-based startup HAAH Automotive Holdings, and has established Zotye USA.

The automaker last year entered a joint venture agreement with Ford to develop a lineup of electric cars for China to be sold there under a yet to be announced name.

According to the HAAH website, the first Zotye USA model will be its existing T600, which will arrive in the fall of 2020, making it the first Chinese-branded car offered in the United States.