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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.