During the 2008 Olympics Beijing Drivers were asked to toggle their driving based on their license plate numbers with plates ending in odd or even no’s being barred from the roads on alternate days. Beijinger’s being Beijingers simply bought second cars to get around the rule, but in 2012 they cant do that thanks to the license plate lottery that limits…

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Hawtai either came up with a great idea at a great time, or they’ve had this car up their sleeve for a while and decided to launch it when patriotism and caring for your motherland is at an all time high. The Hawtai Boliger is based on an older Hyundai SanteFe which was produced by the two under the older joint venture that was either shelved or terminated…

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Haima are readying their latest car, the ZM2, for production. The compact sedan has been undergoing testing for the past few years and has already seen airings at the Shanghai Auto Show in concept form under the V30 name.

Power for the above ZM2 is to come from Haima’s own self developed 1.5L VVT engine which…

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Guangzhou-Fiat are readying a new compact sedan for the Chinese market, Chinese automotive websites are already publishing spy shots of the sedan which they believe will be a Dodge Dart with a Fiat badge. The Dart is based on Fiat’s C-Medium platform that already under pins the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, and will be the first model to hit the production…

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The Chinese love the Ford Focus, as we have said many a time on China Car Times the Focus has become a symbol of Middle Class life in China, if you can afford a Focus you’re doing pretty well it seems. However, the current Focus is a little bit outclassed and out styled by other models from various different manufacturers, so Ford are planning to introduce…

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Beijing Auto’s development of their Saab based vehicles has been a long drawn out affair, if we look back to 2005 when MG-Rover went bankrupt and its IPR subsequently sold on to SAIC, Roewe was born just a year later on the back of the Rover 75. Now if we look back to Saab’s IPR clear out to Beijing Auto in June 2009, you can see we’ve patiently waited…

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