Review Category : Guangzhou Auto Show

Honda’s Concept V Airs in Guangzhou

It has been a busy couple of days for Honda, they have launched two new concept SUV’s at the same time in China and Japan. Whilst China is still not officially hot on Japanese cars after last years Diao Yu Dao dispute the market has been warming towards Japanese brands again, and Japanese brands have been slowly coercing Chinese consumers on board with…

Read More →

Qoros: The Litmus Test For All Chinese Car Companies

Qoros, the young joint venture company, backed by Israeli capital and Chinese production know-how seemed to be full of lofty ideals when the JV was first announced in December 2007. Over the past seven years the company has moved ahead at a rapid pace, it established its headquarters in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district and built a factory…

Read More →

Nissan Leaf Becomes the Venucia ‘Morning Wind’ in China

Dongfeng-Nissan’s sub brand gave the soon to be Chinese made Nissan Leaf its official Chinese name at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Leaf will be pushed into the Venucia sub brand which was created as a means to introduce new energy vehicles into the Chinese market, sub brans have gained strong governmental support as the joint venture partner is always…

Read More →

Mr. Malibu Comes to China

Whilst the Chevrolet Malibu was mauled in the US market for its blandness that led to a quicker than expected early life facelift that launched this week at the LA Auto Show the Chinese market kind of enjoyed the original product. The Malibu has so far been well received in the Chinese market thanks to its large size and relatively low cost compared…

Read More →

Great Wall H8: A Price Gap Too Far For A Chinese Brand?

Great Wall proudly launched their all new Great Wall H8 earlier today at the Guangzhou Auto Show with a price tag of 201,800RMB to 236,800RMB with a spread of four models powered by a 2.0T engine with both front pullers and All Wheel Drive being made available.

The 2.0T is Great Wall’s own design and is no shrinking violet as we’ve seen from other…

Read More →

What’s Got 8 Gears, a 2.0T, AWD, and Sells For 120,000RMB? A Landwind X5.

Landwind, the brand that everyone remembers for its disasterous crash test score in Europe, has been reinvigorated over the past few years with several new models including this all new X5 SUV. The X5 SUV has become a flagship vehicle for Landwind but doesn’t have the flagship pricing, in fact the SUV comes in at just over 120,000RMB which is more than…

Read More →

Here’s The Volvo S60L – Now With Added Leg Room

When Geely took over Volvo task number one was to introduce Volvo into China as a locally made vehicle, of course at the time Volvo did have a production agreement with Chang’an Auto but was not selling in any major numbers. Under Chinese control Volvo’s production plans were sped up quite quickly with Li Shu Fu demanding more Volvo’s for China, and…

Read More →

Fiat Ottimo – This is it!

Fiat unveiled their new Ottimo hatchback earlier today as the Guangzhou Auto Show kicked off. The new hatchback is based upon the Fiat Viaggio platform which shared throughout the Fiat range, power is also shared with the Viaggio in the form of a 1.4T that produces 120bhp and 150bhp depending on specification, the gearbox has also been upgraded to a…

Read More →

VW Bora Gains a Sportline Model

The Volkswagen Bora nameplate might be a distant memory for most Europeans, but it lives on in the PRC where the Bora has morphed into a compact three box sedan that lacks the rear end bulk of the original model. The Bora is made by FAW-VW and rivals the Shanghai-VW made Lavida sedan, both of which share the same platform and engine/gearbox range, but…

Read More →

BMW-Brilliance’s Zinoro EV Appears In Guangzhou

BMW and Brilliance aired their new sub brand at the Guangzhou Auto Show earlier today, the new sub brand will focus entirely on the devleopment of pure electric vehicles with the former X1 being the first vehicle in the Zinoro range. The X1 has been given a pure electric drive train which will give it an effective range of 150km on a full charge and…

Read More →

SouEast Has Re-Created Subaru BRAT

Remember the Subaru Brat? It was a Japanese rival to the El-Camino, it offered a truck mixed with a car body giving the North American and seemingly random Euro markets access to a car that everyone said they wanted, but never really sold well in the 70′s and early 80′s. In the late 90′s and early 00′s Subaru followed up the Brat with the Baja, which…

Read More →

Youngman Lotus SUV Appears at Guangzhou Auto Show

The Youngman-Proton tie up is producing some interesting cars, not interesting in a ‘wow‘ factor but more interesting in the ‘What were they thinking?‘ aspect. Youngman bases its cars off the Proton RCR, a car that was originally sold in China but has since given away to two self developed models from Youngman, neither products are…

Read More →

Honda NSX Concept Appears in Guangzhou Auto Show

The Honda NSX aired for the first time in China at the Guangzhou Auto Show, although Japanese brands were suffering from political fall out from the Sino-Japanese island spat back in September Acura did not fail in their mission to draw crowds to their stand. Whilst the rest of the Acura range could be considered questionable, the NSX Concept is clearly…

Read More →

The People’s Car on Show in Guangzhou

The People’s Car is currently a giant blue egg from VW, but with the help of the Chinese people VW is hoping to morph the egg into a passenger car vehicle that will be fit for a nation. This is not the first time that VW has made a car especially for the Chinese market, but this is the first time that they are soliciting ideas as to how the car will…

Read More →

Chang-an Special Edition CX20

This years Guangzhou Auto Show made me feel that some Chinese manufacturers had really matured in the way they had handled their product launches. Not so at Chang’an though, they had made some sort of special Auto Show monster out of the CX20 by adding lots of foam and seemingly jacking the car up by several inches. I wonder if it could still steer?

[gallery…

Read More →

Kia K2 spotted outside GZ Auto Show Hall, will shine on Monday

Kia’s are the new hot brand in 2011, thanks to their new design theme it seems the old Kia has been relegated to a thing of the past, the Kia K2 is ready to take on the Chinese market and the world market at the Guangzhou Auto Show where it will have its world premiere, highlighting the importance of the Chinese market for Kia. The K2 will be packing…

Read More →

Did you just buy a Mazda3, or a Focus, or a Chevrolet Cruze? God still loves you. This is the MG5.

Other websites might be able to give you some fuzzy pics of a camouflaged MG5 out testing, but China Car Times is 100% (that’s ten tens!) dedicated to bringing the latest news on the Chinese auto industry. Thus we are able to give you the MG5 in full before it launches on Monday morning at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

Now,…

Read More →

Chang’an playing catch up with Wuling by launching ‘Ao Nuo’ MPV

When Wuling launched the Hong Guang they opened a new niche market of minivans, a van that could mix the utilitarian load baring capacity of the traditional bread van paired with the comfort of a more traditional passenger car. Sales of the Hong Guang have been strong and it is expected to be one of the products that GM puts its Chevrolet…

Read More →

Saab lives on as the BAIC C70

BAIC are going to upset their regional rivals next week by launching the C70 sedan, the Guangzhou Auto Show is in the backyard of the relatively new Guangzhou Auto Company and will be the center piece for their new product launches, Beijing being Beijing will want the world’s eyes on the C70 sedan ahead of a mega launch of other Saab based vehicles…

Read More →

Chinese automotive media getting excited about Seat

Seat has already had its brand launch in China at this years Shanghai Auto Show but the company has not yet had its model launch, which is expected to happen at this years Guangzhou Auto Show which of course starts next week.

As you can see, Seat models have been sighted out testing several times in China – note…

Read More →

Zotye Z300 spied ahead of GZ Auto Launch

The Zotye Z300 is Zotye’s latest mid size car, although the car looks like a completely new car it does have some interesting technology under it. Power comes from a 1.5L Mitsubishi engine owing to Zotye’s lack of self developed engine technology, but the platform itself comes from the Lancia Lybra platform, although thankfully the two cars do not share…

Read More →

FAW’s OuLai brand to satisfy economy market with economy sedan

First Automobile Works owns multiple brands, at the top end they have the flagship Hong Qi (Red Flag), then in the middle they have Besturn, then Xiali in the economy section, and now they are planning to add OuLai. Oulai will sit at the bottom of the range and its first car will be based on the 1982 mark 2 VW Jetta platform – a car that never went…

Read More →

Guangzhou Auto Show Photo Bonanaza

Did China Car Times miss any cars from the Guangzhou Auto Show that you really wanted to see? Hoping to catch a glimpse of the Chang’an Ben Ben Mini Love or other Chinese built machine that we totally forgot? Several China Car Times readers have come forward with their own picture collections from the show. Enjoy:

Thanks…

Read More →