Jiangling Motor, aka JMC, which means Jiangling Motor Corporation, is working on a new SUV and a pickup truck based on the platform of X8. De X8 is the car that has to make us all forget the Landwind drama in Europe. If the X8 succeeds, it is for sale in China now, the new car will follow soon. It is codenamed N-350 but that doesn’t sound very cool, X9 might be better and BMW hasn’t got that one yet. The N-350 wears a weird logo on its nose which looks a bit Toyota Reitz-a-like, it is not the JMC logo so maybe they try to fool us men.
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China Daily reports that the government will no longer buy cars made in a joint venture with a foreign automaker. That means no more Audi’s, BMW’s and Benzes. Humble public servants will have to use Geely’s, Chery’s and BYD’s now. The government hopes that the new rules will “boost” the true domestic automakers. It might boost ‘m a bit, the government spent 80 billian yuan on cars in 2008, that is 11.7 billion US dollar. China Daily talks:
The proportion of home grown brands may make up at least 50 percent of new purchases of government-owned cars, as required by a draft plan on procurement of official cars, Jinan Daily reported Friday.
The plan will also change the guidelines for vehicles to be purchased, basically excluding mostbrands made by joint ventures, the newspaper reported.
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Traffic Petrol Police in the central Chinese city of Chongqing is now armed with a huge fleet of Chang’an Ford Mondeos. Chongqing is also the home of Chan’an-Ford’s factory. Buy Chongqingican, the police must have thaught.
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BYD Automotive cannot stop throwing sedans at the market and why would they, the F3 and F6 are selling like hot rice. This new G3 will slot right in between those two cars, it is based on the F3 but is more luxurious in look and feel.
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