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Beijing Auto’s B40 SUV has been spotted out many times, it was initially expected to launch towards the end of 2011 but was effectively delayed until the the launch of the company’s own Shen Bao brand late last month at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Shen Bao will be housing an entirely new range of vehicles all of which are thought to be launching within…Read More →
JMC’s shot back into the car making…Read More →
Are you an aspiring dictator? Do you lead a Communist nation that likes the color red? If you’ve been answering YES! to all of these questions with much fervor, we can calm you down by telling you the Hong Qi L9 is heading your way.
The L9 is the civilian version of the state sedan that Hu Jin Tao used in 2009′s 60th…Read More →
The Ford Fiesta is one of the more popular small cars in China, not quite as popular as the all conquering Chevrolet Sail with over 23,000 cars sold, in comparison the Fiesta hatch sold 2246 and the sedan version sold 1078 units, but these are different priced cars with the Fiesta sitting at the higher side of the market and the Sail at the lower end….Read More →
The Chinese market has some howler brand names, we can point at Roewe, Besturn, Venucia, Ciimo, Everus and now we can welcome CINTURX to the party.
Ford and Mazda produce a wide range of vehicles with Chang’an, but with increased attention on the Chinese market by both companies has lead to greater technology cooperation between the three way tie…Read More →
According to Chinese media reports Mercedes China will have a new boss come December, London born Nicholas Speeks will be taking over the top China job and has plenty of experience in running an Asian market after a number of years as the top man in Japan for Mercedes.
Mercedes Benz is apparently going through a period of adjustment at the top of…Read More →
The US market Ford Fusion has already been aired in the states, the Chinese version has not yet been officially aired but we have seen it plenty of times out testing and we do enjoy its thinking mans Aston Martin looks, we’re quite sure it will shake up the market when it does arrive in the PRC in early 2013. The Ford Fiesta is likely to be…Read More →
The Nissan Juke is coming to China – it’s no secret, the car has been sighted out and about in China for the past few months. The mini SUV has already won fans in North America and Europe, but how will it fair with the Chinese? Nissan have recently introduced the Murano SUV with a 3.5L V6, as of the end of May it sold just 210 units in China whilst…Read More →
The Chinese market is already host to some of JLR’s China only products, the Freelander for example is already fitted with the 240BHP 2.0T engine that is going to be installed in the forthcoming Jaguar XF 2.0T, the top of the line 3.2L Freelander has already been wiped from the China market, giving Chinese consumers a choice of four cylinder diesel…Read More →
Mercedes unveiled their facelift GLK SUV in March this year with computer renders showing the minor changes to the cars front and rear: More bulbous lights at the front in line with the other Merc SUV’s, and a redesigned front clip with LED day light running lights.
FAW’s new Oley car hit the market yesterday and is likely destined to failure. The mark 2 Jetta forms the basis for the new Oley, which was redesigned and engineered in China, the 1.5L engine is from FAW’s own stock and produces 75Kw and 135Nm of torque which is actually not that bad for a small car.
The cars styling is either love or hate, the redesigned…Read More →
The Suzuki WagonR was a funny little box when it first came out, but the facelifts given to the microbox after it first aired are making look even worse. Although its exterior asthetics may not please us, it seems to be on a winning streak in the Chinese countryside where demand for cars such as the WagonR is still quite high, the current WagonR has…Read More →
The year 2012Â promisesÂ to be a challenging year for all of China’s automakers, BYD is no exception. That said, BYD has at least two new vehicles due out in 2012 which look quite promising. The first, believed to be known at the F5, was revealed on CCT a few weeks ago. Now BYD is teasing a mid-size sedan due out in September, the L6.
The latest generation of VW Jetta will hit the market in March 2012 according to recent Chinese media reports, the new Jetta will be sold under the Sagitar name plate as with the last generation of Jetta as of course the second generation Jetta is still on the market in China.
The new Jetta will come with the same 1.4T, 1.6 and 1.8T engines as the…Read More →
The QQ3 is undergoing a reinvention in the form of a new generation of vehicle, of course this means that the current version that is nearly ten years old has to hang around for a bit longer. So what do you do with an old car? You facelift it and hope the car buying public buy it and don’t retch their guts out on seeing it.
The good news is that…Read More →
How old is the X-Trail now? The X-Trail will be ten years old next year and it doesn’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon, the chunky styling seems to take this city SUV into a capable off road vehicle. The Chinese market has had the X-Trail as a locally made vehicle since 2009 but has been imported into China since around 2003. The X-Trail…Read More →
BYD are preparing to offer the E6 electric sedan to private buyers as of tomorrow according to media reports, the Shenzhen based company have already had the car out testing in taxi ranks for several months now to evaluate the cars performance from a passengers and also a drivers point of view. The road testing indicated that the original car had several…Read More →
In the face of ever increasing oil prices some companies stepped up and produced EV’s, GM produced the Volt, Nissan made the Leaf, Honda tried another route with a hybrid sports car that the everyday man could afford, Tesla threw caution to the wind and made a super car for super salary owners. BYD on the other hand, realized that the average Chinese…Read More →
The American version of the Camry has been grabbing headlines all week long in the US of A, the latest incarnation of the world’s most popular mid size sedan was revealed to an excited American public earlier this week, but it seems that the Chinese Camry and the US Camry will have some minor differences when they both make it to dealerships.
The…Read More →
The Buick Regal GS will enter the market in September this year and will be packing an upgraded version of the 2.0T engine found in the current Regal, the GS will also carry a slightly more sportier face which was borrowed from the Opel OPC that is sold in Europe. The interior has also undergone some changes with improved sports seats and the surprise…Read More →
The Chinese market is a strange place for Peugeot, they roll the old with the new and hope it works – see the odd Pug 207 at the bottom of the ladder that’s rocking a 208 face but is actually a 207, then there’s the saloon version, and on top of that there is the Peugeot 408 which is just a stretched 307 and now there is there 508. Confused? You should…Read More →
The Buick Regal GS is expected to launch later this year with September being touted as a possible launch date, the GS will be be made in China and will make full use of the 2.0T Direct Injection engine that is currently used in the Cadillac SLS, the only four cylinder Caddy to date. The 2.0T in question produces an impressive 262bhp through the front…Read More →
The Ford Focus has become the yard stick for middle class life in China, and as a result it has become one of the best selling cars in the Chinese market with monthly sales often breaking the 10,000 units barrier on a regular basis. The next generation of Focus has already hit the markets in Western Europe and America, but China seems to be one of the…Read More →
When Janet Jackson had her minor nip slip at the Superbowl a few years back the American public went wild, but will they go wild for the new CRV? Of course official renderings have already been released of the popular compact SUV, but this is the first time that a production model has been spied in the wild with its new interestingly styled grill alongside…Read More →
The MG3 hasn’t officially launched yet, but that has not stopped dealers from sending out pictures of the cars as they sit on showroom floors. The MG3 Crossover will come as a 1.5L vehicle with the same AMT gearbox as the regular version, a 1.3L will not be available. Obviously being a crossover vehicle it has had its suspension raised ever so slightly…Read More →
The Subaru XV will be produced in China via the still unofficially announced joint venture between Subaru and Chery in 2012 and should sit under the Forester in terms of product placement according to media reports. Chinese consumers have already seen the XV in concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year where it gained center stage on…Read More →
What do you do when you cant sell enough of a particular model? You slap on some black plastic cladding and raise the suspension by an inch or two and call it a crossover, crossovers never fail to sell in the Chinese market. FAW have figured out that local consumers seem to love crossover vehicles more than they…Read More →
The Chevrolet Orlando has already launched in European markets earlier this year where it received praise from the automotive media for putting a different spin on an existing concept however the Orlando has yet to make it to China. The Orlando will likely launch in July this year according to media reports, however that does seem too early, an August…Read More →
Buick owes its life to the Chinese auto market, if the brand did not get an early foothold in the door in China then there is no doubt that the brand would have gone the way of Saturn a long time ago, in the US market the brand only appealed to the silver haired army whilst youngsters ignored the brand completely, in China the Buick brand gained its…Read More →
What do you do when you want to sell more cars in China? You raise the suspension slightly and add layers of black plastic to the outside to give it that crossover feel – except instead of marketing it as a mini SUV, you sell it as a sports model. Confused? Well that’s just how auto makers roll in China. The 307 is about to get the crossover treatment…Read More →
FAW-Volkswagenâ€™s general manager Mr. An Tie Cheng revealed on July 11 that Audi plans to raise its capacity in China from near 300,000 units to 700,000 units, and to increase the number of dealers from 185 to 500 by 2015.
Meanwhile, Audi will launch mild hybrid versions of its full product series next year. The full hybrid version of the next-generation…Read More →