Baojun 630 Becomes a Chevrolet Optra For Export Markets

Look out developing markets, there is a new Chevrolet heading your way. The Baojun 630 sedan which was initially developed just for China is now spreading its wings and going international under the Chevrolet bow tie, the vehicle has so far proven to be a minor hit in the Chinese market but will likely prove to be a greater hit as its enters key developing…

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Used Car Industry Trends On The Move

China’s thirst for cars is breaking the trend in desire for new over used. It’s also changing the way the industry operates from all angles.

The new versus used philosophy for so many years has driven Chinese car buyers towards 4S dealerships instead of the used car markets or used car websites. New car buyers in China keep their cars for an…

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Tesla Is Working With Who in China? Tales From The Rumour Mill

Tesla Sends China Rumor Mill Into Over Drive

According to Chinese media reports from the 21st Century Media newspaper, Tesla have passed the Chinese 3C quality testing phase and will soon be allowed to enter the Chinese market place.

Tesla’s certification process was helped along by a subsidiary company of the China machinery Engineering…

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Tesla Is Working With Who in China? Tales From The Rumor Mill

According to Chinese media reports from the 21st Century Media newspaper, Tesla have passed the Chinese 3C quality testing phase and will soon be allowed to enter the Chinese market place.

Tesla’s certification process was helped along by a subsidiary company of the China Machinary Engineering Company (CMEC), whom have been thanked by…

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Spanish Tech, English Engine: Chery’s History Under The Spotlight Part Three

This is Part Three in a multi part series on Chery history. For previous versions, click here.

With Yin and his team busy working away on body and structural engineering issues for their first vehicles, they had a serious problem with the lack of engine technology….

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Geely Enters Turbo Age With 1.3T

Geely’s reaction to the introduction of turbo engines from the rest of its competitors has been slow, despite the usually fast flowing company bringing popular models such as the GX7 SUV and Emgrand sedan/hatch range to the market they haven’t quite caught up with the small displacement turbo craze.

Enter the 1.3T. Geely has often aired its turbo…

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BYD G5 Airs New Family Face

BYD’s own vehicle designs have been a long time coming, but it seems the Shenzhen company is nearly there with the introduction of the new corporate face which first appeared on the Su Rui sedan just over a year ago. That face is slowly being transplanted across the BYD range with the latest patient being the new G5 sedan shown below.

The G5′s stats…

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Sichuan Yema Gets Into Van Building Business

Own a car company? Want to bring large volume models? Not too worried about profits? Simply either start producing small cars or small vans, and you will gain the coverage you need to show to your provincial masters that you are churning out vehicles at a steady rate. This is why Sichuan Yema have opted to introduce an MPV, aka a breadvan, into their…

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Nissan March/Micra Falls to Venucia Brand

Dongfeng-Nissan’s own sub brand seems to be the end place for vehicles that fail to meet the sales and age requirements of the Nissan brand, the last generation Tiida twins, Lavina and now the March/Micra mini car have headed over to Venucia. Venucia was initially created as a new energy brand which will eventually house the Nissan Leaf in Venucia clothing,…

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Car Rental Business To Boom

Via CRI.com

China’s car rental sector is set to boom with potential for rapid development, according to a recent survey conducted by a Chinese consulting firm.

Zero Power Intelligence predicted that market needs for rental cars in China would flourish over the next five years, spurred by stricter rules on official car use and the growing…

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Nobody Cares About EV’s in Beijing

BYD, Tesla and Beijing Auto had extremely high hopes for their EV products in China’s Capital City – capital city of national administration, gridlock, and urban air pollution. But it seems that Beijing residents are more than eager to rely on their current traditional gasoline engines rather than swap over to EV’s according to this report from the…

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