China: HawTai B11 to go on sale with Linux infotainment & 3G connectivity

The HawTai B11 has officially come down the production lineand will be available for sale in a matter of weeks.

The HawTai B11 will go by its Chinese name of Yuan Tian and will be available with a SAIC sourced 1.8T engine to start with, although its much talked about diesel variant will launch within a few weeks.

The 1.8T engine is the same as the one found in the Roewe 550 and the MG6, which is a 160bhp unit producing 118kw and 215Nm of torque.

Interestingly, the B11 is using a Linux powered media center which can play DVD’s, or give the driver navigation functions, and of course is also a 3G connected device meaning that it will be connected to the internet 24/7.

Note: Intel recently announced that HawTai will be using Intel Atom processors and MeeGo software for its in-car infotainment systems.

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Image courtesy: China Car Times,

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