Berichten in June 2017

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Zotye Dreams In German With New ‘Traum’ Brand For The Young

Published on June 29, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye Traum brand

Zotye Auto, famous for their SR9 Porsche Macan clone, is launching a new car brand in China. The brand is called Traum, which is German and means dream. It is the second automaker in a short time to go for a German name after Weltmeister. What is that all about..? The Chinese name has nothing with dreams of Germany; Junma (君马) is best translated as Supreme Horse. The English slogan is Driven by Dreams. The Chinese slogan, translated, Dream for a Horse.

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The BX7 TS Is A Sporty Borgward With Tiny Shiny Wheels

Published on June 29, 2017 by Joey Wang

Borgward BX7

This is the new Borgward BX7 TS SUV, a sporty variant of the Borgward BX7. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3. The TS comes with a kinda-honeycomb grille, matte gray paint, darkened front lights, and a more aggressive front bumper. Strangely the wheels are extremely tiny, no matter how shiny they are. Wheels on sporty cars should be big and wide, but the wheels on the TS actually seem smaller than on…

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Facelift And 1.5 Turbo For The Landwind X7 In China

Published on June 28, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Landwind X7

The Landwind X7, the famous Range Rover Evoque clone, gets a facelift and a new 1.5 turbo engine. The facelift includes new front lights, a new grille, a new front bumper, and an entirely new rear. The facelifted Landwind X7 will hit the Chinese car market in the next quarter.

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The Haval H4S Is A Sporty New Compact SUV For China

Published on June 28, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Haval H4S

Haval is working on yet another line of SUVs under the Haval H4 name. It will consist of the H4 Red Label, the H4 Blue Label, the H4S Red Label, and the H4S Blue Label. The H4S Red Label is the car on the photo. It is based on the same platform and has largely the same body as the WEY 02 SUV.

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WEY Is Going Seven-seats With New Premium SUV For China

Published on June 28, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

WEY SUV

WEY has applied for patent on a new seven-seat SUV for China. It has a much larger grille than the recently launched WEY VV7 (a five-seater), but the looks are otherwise similar to the other WEYs we have seen so far.

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Dongfeng Can’t Stop Launching SUVs, Here Is The Fengxing S560

Published on June 28, 2017 by Joey Wang

Dongfeng Fengxing 560

Dongfeng’s various brands are rushing one SUV after the other to the market; often cars that compete directly with each other on price and size. The latest such is this Fengxing S560, a surprisingly good looking mid-size SUV from the Dongfeng Fengxing brand.

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The New Changhe Beidouxing Is A Dressed Up Suzuki Wagon R

Published on June 27, 2017 by Joey Wang

Changhe Beidouxing

This hip little white baby is the new Changhe Beidouxing, looking very ready for its launch on the Chinese car market in September. The new Beidouxing will be manufactured by Changhe Auto, now part of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

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Spotted In Holland: YTO X804 Tractor

Published on June 26, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

YTO X804 Tractor

We are back in China, time to talk about Holland. I spotted exactly one (01) Chinese vehicle in the wild. Not a car but a gray YTO X804 tractor, seen here on the boulevard at the great beach city of Zandvoort with the Dutch flag on the right and the North Sea in the background. Black bird relaxes on the roof.

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We Are Off To Holland For the Holiday – See You Soon

Published on June 2, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

We Are Off To Holland For the Holiday - See You Soon

Dear Readers,

We are off to Holland (the Netherlands) for the holidays; going to to drink Heineken, eat raw herring, and spot a Landwind. We will be back fat and rested on Monday June 25. See you then!

Greetings,

Tycho

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Patent Applied: Yema Is Going Pickup Truck In China

Published on June 1, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Yema pickup truck

Yema as applied for patent on the design of a new pickup truck, and the images promptly leaked from China’s famously leaky patent bureau. The yet nameless vehicle looks nice, with a front similar to the Yema T70 SUV and a trendy crease over the side of the bed.

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