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…

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BYD’s Su Rui sedan has a cousin in the BYD Si Rui. The name is similar, and the exterior looks similar too, so what are the differences? We’re not entirely clear if this model is placed above the Si Rui or below it either, but we can tell you that like the Su Rui it is packed with technology. A 12.1 inch screen is the obvious focal point in the center…

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The Chinese auto market is made up entirely of individual auto makers, there are the larger state owned companies that have several of their own brands, such as SAIC that owns Roewe and MG and Maxus, and First Automobile Works that owns Xiali, Besturn and Hong Qi, but these companies are shouldering the burden of design and development entirely by themselves,…

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The ASX has very quietly been produced in Changsha earlier this week, the compact SUV is the first product from the joint venture between Guangzhou Auto and Mitsubishi and came after Guangzhou took over Changsha Auto who originally had the JV with Mitsubishi.

The ASX comes with a 1.6L and a 2.0L engine with both 5 speed manual and CVT gearboxes…

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Mitsubishi are in a bit of a muddle, along with Suzuki their global sales have slightly tanked but Mitsubishi’s engine business is basically running the Chinese car industry and Suzuki’s long fingers in the Indian market mean that they are both making plenty of cash in certain areas. In the Chinese market Mitsubishi have recently signed up with Guangzhou…

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SouEast Auto in Fujian province seems to have coasted along for the past few years on the back of its own self developed Lancer which uses the sixth generation Lancer platform that Mitsubishi kindly handed over to the company via their joint venture. The two have been in a partnership for a number of years but the project seems to have hit a slow streak…

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Mitsubishi’s auto division hangs by a thread, European sales are collapsing fast, their Dutch factory is on the market for a mere Euro and exports from Japan make their prices uncompetitive when compared to its rivals that have adopted Chinese production or produce in regional countries such as Korea. Mitsubishi’s current joint venture with SouEast…

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Zotye have long been the subject to take over rumors, as soon as the yearly automotive mergers and acquisitions rumor mill starts going Zotye are placed somewhere at the top of the list, but the plucky company has so far avoided overtures from major state owned companies they are rumored to be close to be setting up a partnership with Mitsubishi owing…

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Brilliance took a time out in 2010 and 2011 to focus on new core technologies and developing a new range of vehicles that should considerably boost their sales over the next few months. The short term focus for Brilliance will be bringing the 530 sedan and their new small SUV to the market, the 530 is of course set to hit the market at the end of August.

The…

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