All the new cars on the Chinese market.

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New Car: Chang’an Yuexiang Sport

June 4, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The normal Chan’an Yuexiang is a cheap and rather boring car. It comes as a hatch and a sedan and costs 55.9oo and 71.900 rmb. Chang’ans know the car ain’t that sexy so decided to spice it up with this ‘S’-model. It will hit la market this month, no info on the engine so likely its the same 1.5 with 72kw and 137nm as in the standard car. In China this kind of ‘sporty’ updates is sadly usually for the eyes only.

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Beijing Auto Tells Price and Date for New 007 and B40

May 31, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto brought a lot of new cars to the Beijing Auto Show. One of those the B40 which originally debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in 2008. Two years later the B40 looked ready for production but apparently was not.

Its introduction date is postponed to the first half of 2011, exact date unknown but it certainly won’t be available until the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show (April 20-28). Price for the B40 will range from 100.000 to 150.000 rmb. Engine is the ancient 2.4 with 105kw and 217nm

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New Car from China: Greenwheel EV Jummer

May 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the new ‘Jummer’, an electric vehicle from a company called Greenwheel EV from the city of Shenzhen in China. I saw it today at the Beijing International High Tech Exhibition. Design is insipred by a certain American machine but much cleaner indeed.

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New Car: Geely MK2 Cross

May 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the new Geely MK2 Cross, based indeed on the Geely MK2. MK2 is the export name. In Chinese it is called Jinying, 金鹰, Golden Eagle. Funnily, Geely uses the English ‘Cross’ for the Chinese market, so in China it is called ‘金鹰 Cross’. There is no MK2 Cross yet, so I guess this one is only for China for now.

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Chang’an CX30 Priced

May 19, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Chang’an Automotive, aka Chana, unveiled the new CX30 hatchback-crossover at the Beijing auto Show. It will hit la market next month, priced between 79.800 and 115.800 rmb. Engines: 1.6 with 71kw and 140nm and a 2.0 with 112kw and 192nm. Size: 4450x1800x1475mm, wheelbase is 2650mm. It will compete directly, among with others, with the Dongfeng H30 Cross, a vehicle very similar in name, shape and price.

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New Car: Chery Cowin 1

May 19, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the new Chery Cowin 1. It is the ‘successor’ of the Chery QQ6 but now with the new ‘Cowin’ name. Earlier today we saw the Cowin 3, based on the Chery A5. The old Chery QQ6 will be terminated.

‘Cowin’ is yet another brand name from Chery and it will be used for a range of the cheapest cars in tha house. This Chery Cowin 1 will be yours for 41.000 rmb. The brand is called ‘Qiyun’ in Chinese, 旗云, lit.: ‘FlagCloud’.

The QQ6 as Cowin 1 leaves a problem though; what will happen to the good old QQ3? That one will come under the Cowin brand as well, only option seems to call it Cowin 0.

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Greatwall Voleex C30 Priced

May 18, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The Greatwall Voleex C30 comes in four levels: ‘standard’ for 58.900 rmb, ‘comfort’ for 62.900, ‘luxury’ for 65.900 and ‘elite’ for 71.900 rmb. One engine for all (for now): 1.5 litre with 77kw and 138nm. Greatwall expects the hardest competition from the Buick Excelle and Hyundai Elantra. Size: 4452x1705x1480, wheelbase is 2610.

‘Voleex’ is Greatwall’s new brand name for sedans but will only be used outside China, in Chinese all Voleexes are called ‘Tengyi’.

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Spy Shots: Geely-Emgrand EC825 Production Version

May 17, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The Geely-Emgrand EC825 will roll of the line soon. A brand new car was spotted on a truck close to the factory and one photographer could take all time to snap away. Most interesting detail was under the bonnet.

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New Buick Excelle Sedan on Sale in June

May 14, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The new Buick Excelle sedan did strangely not appear on the Beijing Auto Show but now does appear naked in a field. Got confirmed the machine wil hit the Chinese market in June. Engines: 1.8 with 105kw and a very nice 1.6 turbo with 135kw and 235nm. Price will start at 179.900 rmb for the 1.6 turbo and 157.900 for the 1.8.

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Official: Mercedes Benz E 300L

April 19, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes released two pictures of the new Beijing-Benz E 300L, a special long wheelbase E made in China for China, wheelbase grew by 14 centimetre to compete with the Audi A6L, BMW 530L and Volvo S80L. Engines: 3.0 V6 and the 1.8 four. The 300L will debut on the second pressday of the Beijing Auto Show, that is Saturday April 24.