Top 10 Best Chinese Cars To Buy In The UAE: Attractive & Feature-Packed

Until the early 1990s, the Chinese auto industry barely produced any vehicles. The Chinese cars in production back then were either of Soviet origin or heavily inspired by Soviet products. However, since then, the Chinese automobile market has grown by leaps and bounds. It is the largest producer of cars in the world a large chunk of this goes to export markets.

In the UAE, a few years ago, there were barely any Chinese cars. However, demand for a variety of Chinese cars has seen a steady increase and these cars are now much sought after in the UAE. Be it the lengthy list of features, the futuristic design, or even the attractive pricing, these Chinese cars are sure to entice you. Check out our list of the Top 10 Chinese Car Manufacturers in the UAE.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Chinese Cars To Buy In The UAE. Read on for more details.

10. Great Wall Motor Poer

The Great Wall Motor Poer is the only pickup truck on this list for a reason. For decades, the pickup truck market globally has been dominated by American and Japanese car manufacturers, and Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motor, more commonly known as GWM wants a slice of the pie. At the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, GWM showcased the Pao pickup truck.

In 2021, a version of the GWM Pao was launched in Brunei rebranded as the POER, which stands for Powerful, Off-Road, Enjoyable, and Reliable. The Poer name stuck since then and it is available in the UAE as the GWM Poer. It is powered by a 2.0-litre inline-4 engine that produces 188hp and 360Nm.

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9. BAIC BJ80

Beijing Auto Industry Corporation, more commonly known as BAIC, was established in 2010 and its subsidiary BAIC Motor specializes in the manufacture of SUVs. In the UAE, the BJ40 C and BJ40 SE have become immensely popular. However, there is a new BAIC SUV in the market. This is the BJ80 which is positioned as a more premium SUV.

There is no doubt that it bears semblance to a certain super popular German SUV, and it is this resemblance that will work to the BJ80’s advantage. It is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 280hp and 420Nm. It also comes with a long list of features and a premium interior to match.

8. JAC J7

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Company is one of the oldest Chinese car manufacturers, founded way back in 1964 as Hefei Jianghuai Automobile Company. However, in 1997, it took its new identity and since then has been known as JAC in international markets. The JAC J7 is one of the more modern Chinese sedans sold by JAC in the UAE.

It is a stylish sedan with a premium feature-packed interior. Features of the sedan include LED headlamps, 10.4-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, and more. It is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol inline-4 engine that produces 150hp & 210Nm.

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7. Hongqi H9

Hongqi was first established in 1958, which makes it the oldest Chinese car manufacturer. It is also the only Chinese car manufacturer dedicated to manufacturing luxury cars. Some even call Hongqi the Rolls-Royce from China. It is also the preferred car brand for Chinese officials and top brass.

The Hongqi H9 is the largest and most premium sedan sold by the brand in the UAE. It is a thoroughly modern sedan with tons of features including mobile phone operation, electromagnetic doors, luxurious reclining seats with massaging and cooling, and much more. The Hongqi H9 is available with either a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 or with a more powerful 3.0-litre turbocharged V6.

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6. GAC GS8

GAC stands for Guangzhou Automobile Group Company and GAC Motor is its automotive division. It is a Chinese state-owned brand and is one of the oldest Chinese car manufacturers and is currently the fifth largest in terms of volume. In the UAE, Gargash GAC Motor retails a variety of products including the recently launched GS3 Emzoom.

However, the largest SUV currently offered by GAC in the UAE is the GS8. It is a full-size SUV and looks imposing, which is one of the criteria for the most popular SUVs in the UAE. Its massive size is backed by a nice palette of colour options and a lengthy list of features. Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 petrol engine.

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5. Jetour Dashing

Chinese car manufacturer Chery launched the Jetour brand in 2018. Although it is a subsidiary of Chery, the Jetour brand functions independently and has an interesting range of cars on sale in the UAE. All of Jetour’s products are SUVs and the smallest of these SUVs is the Dashing.

The Jetour Dashing has become increasingly popular in the UAE. Its compact proportions, futuristic design, and modern tech-packed interior all contribute to its popularity. It also further helps that the SUV comes with a powerful engine. It is a 1.6-litre turbocharged inline-4 engine producing 197hp. 

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4. Geely Monjaro

Geely is one of the Chinese brands that received a lot of attention in the last few years both in the Chinese domestic market and the Global market. Apart from selling cars under its own brands Geely Auto, Geometry, Livian, and Zeekr, Geely also has foreign subsidiaries such as Volvo, Lotus, Lynk & Co, Proton, Polestar, etc.

In the UAE, Geely retails the full-size Monjaro SUV. The SUV boasts a premium design, three high-definition screens, wireless charging, Bose speakers, and much more. The Geely Monjaro is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 petrol engine producing 235hp paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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3. GAC GS3 Emzoom

The GAC GS3 Emzoom is a sportier version of the vanilla GAC GS3. In the UAE, the GS3 Emzoom was recently launched in the R-Style variant. The sporty compact SUV features stylish body panels, sharp edges, orange accents, twin-tip exhaust, and much more.

The sporty compact SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre inline-4 turbo-petrol engine with 174hp and 274Nm. It is paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The GS3 Emzoom also gets other features like a 360-degree camera, level 2 ADAS, adaptive cruise control, 6 airbags, and more.

2. BYD Han

BYD is quite obviously the most well-known Chinese car manufacturer on this list. It made the headlines when it overtook Tesla as the largest EV manufacturer in the world. BYD manufactures a variety of products including buses, sedans, SUVs, vans, trucks, mining, and construction equipment. If you’re interested in BYD’s success story, read all about Wang Chuanfu, the man behind BYD’s success.

In the UAE, BYD officially retails only the Atto 3 and Han EVs. The BYD Han is a premium electric sedan with class-leading performance and range. It has a WLTP cycle range of 521 kilometres and it accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. It has a dual-motor setup, which gives it all-wheel-drive capabilities. 

1. Exeed RX

Taking the top spot on our list of Top 10 Chinese cars to buy in the UAE is the Exeed RX premium SUV. Exeed UAE recently launched the RX SUV which received critical acclaim. Exeed, a subsidiary of Chery is dedicated to the production of premium products with top-notch features. In the UAE, Exeed retails the TXL, LX, VX, and now the RX.

The Exeed RX features 20-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, a futuristic interior, powered seats, dual-zone climate control, a 14-speaker audio system, and much more. It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 engine producing 261hp and 400Nm and is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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