My apologies to Yannick. It seems AVIC/Harbin has made something a bit more different. Though it seems to be a work in progress with things not fully clear. We seem to have the Y-12F referred to as Aircar. Though the AVIC site seems new and some details are missing. And we also see references to a Y-12F Twin Panda. Different name and factory but here we see PWC PT6A-65B's are spec'ed in as powerplant.
What is clear is the pedestrian old Y-12 got a makeover and power boost. Gaining some much needed width to cater more toward larger western customers. The looks are much improved with the new aerodynamics and fully retractable gear as well. Cruise speed is now a very respectable 390km/h (242mph for you retro types). And much to my liking, a full 3000kg payload with a 540 meter take off run and a 420 meter landing run. Though it's not clear if that's over a 16 meter obstacle or not.
What is really nice is that the full passenger layout of 19 seats you get a good 1300 kilometer ( 807 mile) range with a 45 minute and 200 nm reserve. That does not sound right though. Maybe either or? In full cargo loading, you get 770 kilometers ( 478 miles) of range. Ferry range is stated at 2650 Kilometers ( 1647 miles).
This promises to be a very worthy contestant. Though we need some clarification on the particulars. I personally would opt for PWC PT6A-67B's however. Which would add 100hp per engine being the same dimensions.