A beautiful black Audi A8 LWB limousine, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the photos! The big Audi appears to be in a fine shape; paint is smooth, chrome is shiny, no cracks or bruises, and all parts seem original. It just needs a thorough clean-up, but then again, what in China does not?
This is the Qianli Sea Turtle mini EV, Spotted in China in the wild east Dongba area. The Sea Turtle is a tiny electric car from China, looking rather interesting with its streamlined body, giant windscreen, wide wheel arches in Beetle style, and perfectly round headlights. Flower power stickers are an addition by the owner.
This is the new Kia KX3 SUV, and like so many automakers in China Kia couldn’t resist to give the KX3 an additional stupid name: Ao Pao (傲跑), best translated as ‘Proud (to) Run”. The full name of the vehicle is thus Kia K3 Ao Pao. It isn’t very catchy in Chinese either. The KX3 Ao Pao will be launched on the Chinese car market in March , price will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.
The first Spy Shots of the Beijing Auto Senova D80 testing in China. The D80 will be the flagship of the Senova brand, it debuted as a semi-concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.
The Audi A3 Limousine has been launched on the Chinese car market. ‘Limousine’ is the Chinese name for the Audi A3 sedan, just marketing fuzzy-wuzzy, as it has exactly the same size as the European A3 sedan. Price starts at 205.900 yuan and ends at 296.700 yuan.
A ferocious Ferrari 599 GTO, Spotted in China in a supercar shop on the Beijing Tuning Street, standing close to a Tramontana R Special Edition. The Italian steed is painted in bright orange, no wrapping here, and further sexed up with darkened windows, carbon mirrors, darkened headlights, a racing stripe in the colors of the Italian flag, and racy tires with black five-twin spoke alloys with an orange rim.
A very French Renault Vel Satis, Spotted in China at the Capital Airport in Beijing. The Vel Satis was manufactured from 2002 until 2009, developed to attack the Germans with ‘something different’ after the disappointing Renault Safrane sedan. And different it was! The Vel Satis stood on the same platform as the famous Renault Espace MPV, resulting in a rather tall vehicle that appeared to be a mix of a station wagon, a hatchback, that MPV, and a notchback at the back:
The first Spy Shots of the China-made Jeep Renegade testing in China. The Jeep Renegade will be manufactured by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture in a new factory in Guangzhou City. Production will start late this year. Earlier on we heard Jeep was planning to import the Renegade until the start of the local production, but that idea was apparently abandoned.
A flashy Porsche Panamera, Spotted in China on the Third Ring Road in Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The speedy ‘Pan was wrapped in an eye-slaughtering shiny green wrap, and further porned up by completely black windows, black window frames, and racy five-twin spoke matte gray alloys.
The Yema T70 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, one full month earlier than expected. The Yema T70 is the first all-new Yema passenger car since 2008, standing on a new platform and powered by new engines. Design is a curious mix combining influences from Range Rover, Volkswagen and Audi. Price starts at 79.800 yuan and ends at 118.800, cheap enough to make the eager Yema dealers happy.