FAW Besturn B30 Concept for the Shanghai Auto Show

FAW has been working for a while on the small Betsurn B30 based on the Volkswagen Jetta platform. Earlier we heard rumors about development toubles and a redesign. This B30 concept is the redisigned thing and loox very sharp indeed.

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First Live Shots: Roewe W5 SUV from China

The Roewe W5 SUV was expected to hit la market years ago but never did. Now it is finally ready and will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show. These, we got many, are the first pics of the final production car. The W5 is based on the SsangYong Kyron and comes with an ancient 3.6 straight six that Ssangyong once bought from Mercedes-Benz for their Chairman limosine. Second engine is Roewe’s own 1.8 turbo. Pics: Continue reading “First Live Shots: Roewe W5 SUV from China”

Haima Freema C-Sport for the Shanghai Auto Show

The standar Haima Freema MPV is a rather boring looking vehicle about which not many, even in China, have ever heard about. Haima so wants to spice it up a bit with this Freema C-Sport which will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show. The C-Sport got some extra plastic here and there but sadly no more power.

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First Live Pics: Peugeot SXC Concept from China

The very first live shots of the Peugeot SXC Concept for the Shanghai Auto Show. The SCX is designed in China by Chinese disigners. It is, along with the times, a hybrid. Engines: 1.6 patrol with 218hp and 280nm, plus two electric engines with together another 95hp. Yes!, we believe ll that for sure. Petrol elgine drives the front wheels, electric engines the rear wheels, Peugeot calls this sytem HYbrid4. Size: 4870x2035x1610. Nice looking machine it is, at least from the front, the back ain’t so good…

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Geely Englon SC7-RV for the Shanghai Auto Show

Another crazy concept car from Geely for the Shanghai Auto Show. The Englon SC7-RV is based on the Englon TXN concept from the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. That one was a taxi, this one is civilian.

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Geely GLEagle GS-CC for the Shanghai Auto Show

Geely will bring this GLEagle GS-CC concept to the Shanghai Auto Show. A convertible based on the Geely Emgrand GT concept that debuted on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show which was based on the Geely GT Tiger that debuted on the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. Continue reading “Geely GLEagle GS-CC for the Shanghai Auto Show”

First Live Pics: Chery Cowin 5

This are the very first live pics of the Chery Cowin 5, it is based on the old Chery Eastar/Oriental Sun.  The Cowin 5 will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show. The Cowin 5 gets a 1.8 liter engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed auto. Price will start around 80.000 yuan. Blue car in the small pic is the old Oriental Sun.

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New mini car from Zotye from China

Small Chinese automaker Zotye is famous for recycling old Fiats and Daihatsu’s. Mind; Zotye doesn’t steal, Zotye actually pays for the right to copy. A rare thing in China indeed. But this new mini car really loox like something of their own. It’ll be at the Shanghai Auto Show as a concept and no matter how ready it seems, with Zotye it can still take years before it hits the market.

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A Shanghai-VW New Passat seen on the Streets in China

Volkswagen makes three Passats in China. 1. the old B5 ‘Passat Lingyu’ by Shanghai-VW. 2. the B7 ‘Magotan’ by FAW-VW. 3. the new one: the ‘American’ NMS ‘New Passat’ by Shanghai VW. The B7 Magotan and the New Passat will both debut at the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Cars on pic are the first real live shots of the New Passat and there is a small suprise:

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