This little red cracker is the brand new Changan Eado XT, a stylish hatchback for the China, fitted with a giant shiny grille and LED lights.
Don’t we all like cosplay, with those kinky costumes and such? Soon, you can cosplay in a car called COS. Auchan, a division of Changan Auto, is launching a brand new brand by that name.
Changan X70A is a Land Rover Discovery clone
Chinese automakers can’t stop copying and cloning. And why would they? As long as stay out of Europe and the U.S. the are basically set and safe. The latest addition to the clone cars is this Changan X70A, looking far too much like a Discovery Series III/IV.
Land Rover is a very popular brand and China, and why not? They are good looking expensive SUVs with a considerable heritage. No wonder then that many Chinese automakers are trying to grab a piece of the Land Rover pie. Just think Landwind, but there are many more. The latest addition to the list is this; the Changan X70A, made to look a lot like the Discovery Series III/IV.
Youngman Lotus is back, with a new small MPV called the CX20. The brand has a troubled history. The vehicle appears to be based on the Changan CX20, and even carries the exact same name badge, so there is likely some sort of cooperation with Changan Auto.
The back story starts with as a joint venture between the Chinese bus maker Youngman Group and Malaysia’s Proton, then the sole owner of the Lotus brand. The joint venture was initially called Youngman-Proton, it made several Proton-branded cars for the Chinese market. Then Youngman managed somehow to get its hand on the Chinese right for the Lotus name, both in English and Chinese (莲花) .
The new Changan Raeton CC will be launched on the Chinese car market in November. The name is a tad confusing. It is not a CC-version of the Raeton sedan, which is a much larger vehicle, but the successor of the Eado sedan.
The Changan Raeton CC is a sporty sedan with a confusing name. It is not really a ‘CC’ sedan coupe, and it is not at all based on the Raeton, which is a much bigger and more expensive car. The Raeton CC is in fact and instead the successor of the long-running Changan Eado sedan.
The Changan A800 has been launched on the Chinese car market. The A800 is a cheap seven-seat MPV. Price starts at 59.900 yuan and ends at 119.900 yuan.
Many say it looks too much like a Range Rover. It does. But that doesn’t make it and ugly car. On the contrary; I think it look quite good. This is the new Changan CS55, a compact SUV for the Chinese car market. It was launched today. Price starts at 83.900 yuan and ends at 132.900 yuan.
The Changan Lingxuan has been launched on the Chinese car market. English name is Linmax. Price starts at 67.900 yuan and ends at 80.900 yuan. The Lingxuan is a seven-sear mid-size MPV with rather good looks. It is basically the same car as the upcoming Changan A800 MPV.