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New Official Images Of The Hongqi H5 Sedan For China

August 11, 2017 by Joey Wang

New photos of the Hongqi H5, a new mid-size sedan for China’s famous Hongqi (Red Flag) brand. The H5 will launch later this year, price will start at a steep $30,000. The H5 is based on the Mazda 6 Atenza that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture. FAW, or First Auto Works, is also the owner of Hongqi.

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New Photos Of The Changan Raeton CC For China

August 11, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

The Changan Raeton CC is a sporty sedan with a confusing name. It is not really a ‘CC’ sedan coupe, and it is not at all based on the Raeton, which is a much bigger and more expensive car. The Raeton CC is  in fact and instead the successor of the long-running Changan Eado sedan.

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Visiting The Scene Of The May 1 Beijing Electric Bus Charging Station Fire

August 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

On the early afternoon of May 1 there was a huge fire at a electric-bus charging station at the Crab Island amusement park in Beijing. At least 55 buses burned out to the ground, another 20 buses partially burned down, and a dozen of charging poles completely burned to the black. I went to the area last week and found out that all the buses are still there. More videos and many photos below:

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One Minute Walk-around: The Zotye E200 EV

August 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Today in One Minute Walk-around the Zotye E200, a small two-seat electric car for the Chinese auto market with a striking and original design. The E200 costs 59,800 yuan ($8,950) after green-car subsidies. Power comes from an electric motor with 82hp and 165nm.

Top speed is 120 kilometers per hour and range is 155 kilometers. Charging takes just half an hour for 80% battery on a fast charger or 8 hours for a full load on 220V. It is a tiny little thing: 2735/1600/1630, and wheelbase is 1810. They are very popular at the moment, I seem them all over the place in Beijing and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the E200 eventually becomes Zotye;s best-selling car.

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The Venucia D60 Sedan Is Ready For The Chinese Car Market

August 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Venucia D60

This is the new Venucia D60 sedan for China, the most stylish Venucia-branded car so far by far. There is a small grille flanked by sharp lights, a big black holed bumper, a very sculpted bonnet, and pronounced creased on the side. But it does need bigger wheels.

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Spy Shots: New Seven-seat SUV For Beijing Auto

August 9, 2017 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots showing a new SUV for Beijing Auto. It is based on the same platform as the ultra cool BJ20 but longer and with seven seats. It will likely be called the BJ20 L, just like Beijing Auto sells the B40 and the B40L.

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This Is The Zotye SR9 Deformation

August 8, 2017 by Joey Wang

Zotye SR9 Deformation

Zotye has launched another special edition of the infamous SR9 Porsche Macan clone. This is the SR9 Deformation; piggybacking on the success of the Transformers franchise. Interestingly, many Chinese toy makers also use the terms like ‘deform’ and ‘deformation’ for their copycat transformer toys, believing that will make them safe for a lawsuit.

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This Is The New Beijing Auto Senova D50 Sedan

August 8, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto Senova D50

The best photos so far of the production version of the Beijing Auto Senova D50 sedan. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in November. Stylistically a huge departure from the current car, but is it any better..? Platform and engine won’t see any changes. The engine is a rather lazy 1.5 with 114hp. Price will start around $12,000.

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Meet GM’s Cheapest Electric Car: The New Baojun E100 For China

August 8, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the Baojun E100, a new electric mini car for China, and it has become a very cool vehicle. It is cheap too, priced between $5329 and $7264 after green-car subsidies. It is manufactured by the three-way SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in which General Motors has a 44% stake. It comes in funky color schemes with a flat grille and head lights with dark visors.

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The New BYD Song Max Hybrid Will Get 446 HP!

August 7, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD Song Max

These are the first photos of the plug-in hybrid version of the BYD Song Max MPV. It is going to be a spectacular car. It will combine a 156hp petrol engine with two electric motors, one on each axle. Combined output is a massive 446hp and 740nm. Yes, that is four-hundred forty-six. In a mid-sized MPV!

Name talk: the Song Max is the final and official name for the car formerly known as the Song 7 and the Song MPV.

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