New Car Launches
The Baojun 510 is a new small CUV with a striking front end. Price ranges from 54.800 to 69.800 yuan, pitching it against cars like the Beijing Auto Senova X25, the BYD Yuan, and the Haval H1. Engine is a 112hp 1.5 liter petrol. Baojun is a brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling, a three-way joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Company (SAIC), General Motors (GM), and Wuling Motors. Baojun started as a budged brand but has recently been refocused on young first-time car buyers in second and third-tier cities.
May say the Roewe i6 is the best looking Chinese sedan ever; and it is certainly a vast improvement over the Roewe 360, its predecessor. Price starts at 89.800 yuan and ends at 143.800 yuan. The i6 competes against sedans such as the Honda Crider, the Peugeot 308, and the Nissan Sylphy. The i6 is powered by a 1.5 liter turbo with 169hp. A 1.0 turbo and a hybrid will be added to the lineup later. The i6 used the same Alibaba-designed infotainment system as the Roewe RX5 SUV. The i6 will also have a twin-sister in the new MG6 which will launch late this year.
Facelift Citroen C5
Sales of the current Citroen C5 in China started in late 2009 and it received a facelift in 2012. But even after seven years the C5 still has to soldier on; it will receive another facelift that has to keep it fresh for at least two more years. The facelift is extensive and includes a completely new front that brings the C5 in line with other new Citroens. The rear will be updated as well and it will get a new dashboard with a completely new digital instrument panel and a large touch screen. The faclifted C5 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
The Landwind X3 is a sporty compact crossover that happily doesn’t look like clone of any other car. It debuted as a semi-concept car on last year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The production version will debut on this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. Price will range from around 90.000 to 130.000 yuan. Power will come from a Mitsubishi-sourced 150hp 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol engine. Landwind is also working on a new compact SUV doe named E36, this car is expected to debut on the Shanghai show in April.
Dongfeng Fengshen AX4
During a presentation of their 2017 lineup Dongfeng’s Fengshen brand showed an image of their new AX4 crossover. The AX4 will be positioned between the AX3 and the AX5, it will be aimed at a young audience and compete with cars like the FAW Besturn X40 and the Chery Tiggo 3, and the Brilliance V3. Engine will be a 1.5 petrol with about 120hp. The Fensghen AX4 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and hit the Chinese car market in September. Price will range from 70.000 to 100.000 yuan.
Faraday Future (FF) keeps teasing us with the ‘production car‘ that they will unveil on the CES on January 3. Except that is isn’t really a production car because FF doesn’t have a factory. That however doesn’t stop the company claiming some more:
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A beautiful black Citroen C5 3.0 V6 Exclusive, Spotted in China in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The good ‘Troen was in very good shape, ultra clean and ultra mean, perfectly maintained and without a single sport of rust or rot.
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The Acura NSX has been launched on the Chinese car market. As usual there was a launch ceremony with bigwigs and speeches, and a shameless exploitation of Ayrton Senna, who was somewhat involved in the development of the old NSX.
There is only one version available and it costs 2.89 million yuan or $420.000.
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A big black and beautiful Great Wall Haval H5 stretched limousine, Spotted in China on a car market in the great city of Chengdu. The giant vehicle was in very good shape and stood on sale for a mere 150.000 yuan, and that ain’t much money for 6.87 meters of luxury.
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Last year we had spy shots of a new Roewe W5 Open Police Patrol Car, based on the Roewe W5 SUV. Happily, it is in production now, and they are selling to police corps all over the country. Above the new fleet for police in the city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province.
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This is the new Beijing Auto Huansu S5 SUV for China, looking very fiery in red. Even more eye catching is the enormous Lexus-like grille, with a lot of shine and a lot of black. he gille is flanked by two black hooks in the bumper and supported by a gray skid pad.
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Four long years ago I posted a post about an interesting project where a small Chinese car shop was turning a Jeep Patriot SUV into a parade car. There wasn’t much progress for a while and eventually I forgot about the whole thing. Until today. Coincidentally I found a flock of new pics of the project, showing that they did indeed finish the car.
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The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has been launched on the Chinese car market, long before it will be launched anywhere else, underscoring once more the importance of China for FCA. There are two variants: the 200T and the 200TS Trailhawk. White car is a 200T, and this…
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Spy Shots showing a heavily camouflaged Chery SUV testing in China. It is the production version of the 2014 Chery Concept Beta concept car. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of next year, positioned between the Chery Tiggo 3/3X and the Chery Tiggo 5.
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