Late yesterday, SAIC issued a strong denial of Ssangyong claims of theft by SAIC, SAIC claim that it was a technology transfer, but Ssangyong obviously claims otherwise.
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SAIC pulled out all of the stops for the Roewe 550, they employed their UK design team, and utilized their finest engineering talent to make a car that looks good, performs well, is extremely safe, and also cheap to buy.
SAIC’s design team have been busy building a Roewe brand that they can push to the world, first it started with the Roewe 750 2.5V6 (which looks just as elegant as ever) and then the 750 1.8T, the stunning Roewe 550, and now a rebranded Ssangyong Kyron SUV, which is expected to be the next big Roewe product.
Various websites have been pushing around pictures of a future Roewe 550 hatchback, but badged up as an MG model. China Car Times, rather than publish the images straight away, we actually did a bit of research! By contacting various insiders, and those more likely in the know, we have concluded that the MG hatch pictures are not the ones that our MG…Read More →
What was going through SAIC executives mind when they came up for the plans to show off ‘modified’ Roewe 550′s at the Guangzhou Auto Show this week? It looks like SAIC ram-raided Halfords over the weekend and picked up just about every tacky after market accessory they could!At least they didnt do much to alter the fantastic exterior, or hopefully dampen…Read More →
The Roewe 550 1.8 Turbo model has seen some good sales since its launch, not as good as the Honda Civic, but averaging 2000 units per month is quite good for an unknown Chinese brand with a product that costs over 120,000rmb. The Roewe 5501.8 DVVT, or basically, the Roewe 550 1.8 without turbo assistance, is the next model of the Roewe 550 to hit the…Read More →
Roewe have launched a new version of their reasonably popular 750 sedan, this time the model is named ‘i’. The 750i is a limited edition model priced at 258,800rmb to celebrate the snookers masters event, furthermore Roewe are only making 300 of the 750i’s making them super limited!
The 750i has the letter M on the C-pillar, M standing for ‘Master’,…Read More →
A collection of adverts for the new Roewe 550, which was just released:
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The Roewe 550 has been a pretty important car for the Chinese automobile industry in 2008. Its by far one of the best designed (and possibly engineered) cars to come out of China to date, but we have to ask – why is everyone talking about its key?
Well, it isnt actually a key of sorts. Its like the keyfobs that come with most modern Nissans (and…Read More →
China Car Times once said the Roewe 550 was the most beautiful Chinese car to date, however, since these photos came to light of a ‘sports’ 550, we retract our statement. The 550 Sports is not an improvement on exterior aesthetics at all!
China Car Times is hearing rumors that the recently launched Roewe 550 will under go some sports treatment and be re-badged as the MG6. MG and Roewe appear to continue the relationship that MG and Rover once had – Rover making classy cars, whilst MG made sports versions. The Roewe 550 is expected to go on the market around June/July…Read More →
Surely CCT readers will understand by now, that the Roewe 550 is one of China Car Times favorite new cars of late. We hear critisisms of the 550 such as ‘the chrome front is ugly‘, the ‘rear end is ugly‘ what a bunch of moaners! The 550 is expected to launch at the Beijing Auto Show making it just over a year since the Roewe 750 2.5…Read More →
MG-Rover fell from automotive grace when its life was ultimately extinguished in 2005, NAC and SAIC picked up the pieces, NAC took Longbridge and the MG brand, SAIC took the rights to the 25, and 75 models. SAIC takes the Rover 75 and makes the rather nice Roewe 750, only to buy the whole of NAC (and MG) later anyway. SAIC officials let loose their…Read More →
In the MG-Rover fan circles, it was commonly felt that the Longbridge factory had been left to return to nature by its Chinese owners, but it seems that they have had plans for it all along. Hopefully now that SAIC are in charge of MG, they will be able to give more direction and turn out the Roewe 550 as an MG5 from the lines of Longbridge!
The…Read More →
The Roewe 750 1.8t is going to on the market this March according to our sources, prices are said to be less than 200,000rmb for the luxury and ‘administration’ edition. We have no idea what an admin model is but looking over the specs, it seems it is the higher model.
Autoweek.nl are saying that Roewe will be hitting the Netherlands pretty soon, but under the guise of the Ssangyong brand.
SsangYong gaat in de komende jaren het programma flink uitbreiden. Naast SUVâ€™s en MPVâ€™s komen normale personenautoâ€™s in de prijslijst. Die rijden in…Read More →
The Chinese motoring press are reporting that SAIC plans to push out 30 cars over the next five years, that includes five new platforms.
Roewe has been selling well so far this year, with SAIC selling 18,000 Roewe 750′s between March and November of 2007, and on average sells around 2000 vehicles per month in 2007.
China Car Times knows of the…Read More →
Its no secret now, that SAIC took over NAC in some kind of ‘merger’ with Yuejin, this in turn makes NAC and MG part of the SAIC portfolio in exchange for some shares of SAIC and a pat on the back from the central government. Now both the…Read More →
Since going on the market earlier this year, the Roewe 750 has taken the Chinese car market by storm and is the fourth best selling car in China this month. The Roewe brand emerged from nowhere late 06 with heavy advertising that focuses on the British aspect of the 750, the British aspect being its a ten year old Rover 75 with some new clothes and…Read More →
It seems the Chinese central government has had enough of the petty squabling between the two Chinese auto giants and wants them to pool their resources together to make MG cars into a super brand that will be recognised the world over.
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) and Nanjing Auto Group will be merged under a central government…Read More →
The Roewe W261 was shown off by eager Roewe bosses at the Shanghai auto show to give the motoring world a good impression of what is going to come down the line in the next year or so. The W2 was well received. Spy shots of an alleged ‘Roewe 450′ have been…Read More →
Step back, analyze the situation. Roewe showed off their 750 model months before Nanjing MG even started producing their Rover 75 based models. From November 2006, when the Roewe 750 was unveiled, until March 27th when the Nanjing MG7 was unveiled, Roewe had taken out HUGE advertising campaigns, the 750 range of cars was seen everywhere – airports,…Read More →