A fiery red Ferrari 348TS, Spotted in China in a showroom in the far west of Beijing. The Italian race machine was in extremely good shape, perfectly maintained, smooth in its black paint, and completely original down until the alloys.
A wine red U12 Nissan Bluebird sedan, with a pink towel in the background, Spotted in China on the parking lot of a recycling company in the far west of Beijing. Happily, they hadn’t recycled the Nissan. Yet. Sadly, it wasn’t in a very good shape; clearly not in use anymore, with a rusted and busted bonnet, yellow’ed side lights, and deflated tires. Still, saving this great Japanese car would not be completely impossible; given time, money, and U12 love.
An extremely sleek Porsche 944S, Spotted in China in a showroom in the far west of Beijing. The German race machine was in extremely good shape, perfectly maintained, smooth in its black paint, and completely original down until the alloys.
Here we have a very beautiful Tianjin Xiali TJ7100U sedan, painted in green and looking ultra clean, Spotted in China in the far west of the capital. It is very rare to find a Xiali in such a good shape in Beijing, most have been crushed ages ago and the ones that are left alive are usually more wreck than car. Not this one though!
we are on a short holiday for the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Rooster will officially start on Saturday. The whole country is on the move to celebrate and eat and get drunk on baijiu. There won’t be much auto news in any way so we are safe. We will be back in full force next Wednesday.
Greetings from Beijing,
Earlier this week we saw the first spy shots of the facelifted Brilliance V3. And now we have the interior and we are impressed! It sports a giant Tesla-style vertical touch screen, at least 15 inch, with seemingly very clear graphics.
This is the production version of the new Hyundai Celesta, a compact sedan for China, looking just like every other cheap Chinese Hyundai sedan. The Celesta will hit the market in March, price will range from 105.000 to 125.0000 yuan.
New developments in the story of the Beijing Auto BJ90, a car that has been looking ready for the Chinese car market for a very long time but still hasn’t been launched. We have a lot of new photos, the first set showing a black example at a hotel in the mountains near Beijing with blue Beijing license plates.
That should not be possible. A car that isn’t officially launched can’t get plates; period. They are not test-car plates either, those look very different. It could be a car from a Beijing Auto big-wit. The company is largely owned by the Beijing city government, and I guess they can find any plate if they need one.
The new Volkswagen Teramont SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market in March, and look how big it is compared to the new Tiguan L which is not a small car. The Teremont is huge.
They are standing here at a Volkswagen dealer in front of the exclusive Phideon service area and the Tiguan L even stands on a Phideon-reserved parking lot. The Phideon is a China-only executive sedan, owners get similar perks as owners of the Phaeton used to get.
Back now to the Teramont:
This is the new Haima S5 Young, and as its name implies it is aimed at young car buyers which means I cannot buy one. Well, happy that Haima is so honest about it. The S5 Young was formerly known as the Haima S3. The name-change happened rather late in its development, we saw it with S3 badges in July last year.