Chang’an Auto is adding a hatchback variant to its popular Yuexiang series, with three trim levels priced between $7,300 and $10,000.

Built on the company’s B2 compact platform, the Yuexiang hatchback is 11 inches shorter than the sedan and shares more than 75 percent of its components, including a Mitsubishi-sourced 97-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual gearbox. A smaller 1.3-liter engine will be added later, along with an automatic transmission.

The Yuexiang hatchback is aimed at such Chinese competitors as the Chevrolet Aveo and the BYD F3R.