The BYD Su Rui Sedan seems to be BYD’s game changing vehicle, the Su Rui was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April this year and launched shortly afterwards with pricing starting at 80,000RMB and topping out at around 120,000RMB. The Su Rui has now become known as the BYD G5 for overseas markets and will soon be exported out of China. In the meantime,…

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The BYD Qin Hybrid is an entirely new hybrid from the makers of the original BYD F3 DM, the Qin was aired in concept form at the Beijing Auto Show in April where it was well received by media and consumers, however the real focus of that auto show was on the Su Rui sedan, the donor vehicle for the Qin’s electric hybrid engine. The F3DM was criticized…

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The recent worldwide Toyota recall has finally landed in China, the recall which has quickly been dubbed ‘Toyotal Recall’, will effect 1.4 million cars in China alone, globally it will see more than 7 million cars returned to Toyota dealers for repair with 2.4 million US cars and more than 1 million EU cars being recalled.

In China affected…

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Suzuki has become Japan’s Chrysler. Suzuki’s range of cars remain on the smaller side in terms of size. Aside from the company’s SUV and slow selling Kizashi sedan, Suzuki still remains tied to its small car range such as the Swift and the SX4.

The aforementioned cars are Suzuki’s big hitters for the Chinese market, although…

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The Chinese market is often seen as the potential back yard of any major push for EV and other new energy vehicle sales, however until recently the market has been unbelievably small with very low adoption rates. Initial owner cost has been one the more obvious reasons for Chinese consumers to shy away from taking up ownership of an EV or even a hybrid…

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BYD’s S6 SUV is already a popular model in the Chinese market, September sales ran to some 7000 units and may cause some worry at Greatwall, Zotye and Chery – all of whom already have best selling SUV’s in the market. BYDs’ entry into this segment did not come as a surprise but the cars size, power and quality at its price segment have come as a shock…

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China is the largest car market in the world, but the Chinese automotive industry is far from strong. Few Chinese people want to buy a local brand car if they can afford a foreign branded one.

It is unlikely that Chinese local cars powered by inner combustion engines can catch up with European, American or Japanese cars, so the government thinks a…

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Audi will equip all of its locally-made models with mild hybrid technology next year according to an interview with Mr. Dominique Boesch, the GM of FAW-VW’s Audi sales unit., making it the first automaker in China to do so.

The mild hybrid technology can reduce energy consumption by 3-5%, told Mr. Boesch. But they have not made the final decision…

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