Kaixin Auto Holdings Announces Progress on Morning Star Acquisition

May 31, 2023

BEIJING, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kaixin Auto Holdings (“Kaixin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: KXIN) today announces that the Company is making continued progress on the acquisition of Morning Star Auto Inc. (Morning Star). Concurrent with the relief of the pandemic and the full recovery of the Chinese economy, Morning Star's factory in Henan, China has been operating at full capacity.

Morning Star mainly produces miniature electric vehicles, which are popular among consumers in China's tier 3-6 cities. Over the past few years, it has produced and sold tens of thousands of electric vehicles under the POCCO brand. China's electric vehicle exports have experienced significant rapid growth in recent years. There is strong demand for electric vehicles in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Kaixin has received orders for over 50,000 vehicles so far. At the completion of the Morning Star acquisition, Kaixin will put the electric vehicle export business as a top priority and vigorously promote overseas expansion.

About Kaixin Auto Holdings

Kaixin Auto Holdings is one of the primary dealership networks in the premium used car segment and new car sales in China. Supported by the rapid growth of China's used car market and leveraging its own hybrid business model that offers both strong online and offline presence, Kaixin is in the process of transforming from a nationwide dealerships network to one of the important players in China’s electric vehicle market.

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