BYD Yuan Plus approval documents submitted!

Car manufacturers in China have been mesmerized with adding suffixes like “max”, “plus” and “pro” to their model names lately, often due to the practice of selling multiple generations of the same vehicle at the same.

A couple of days ago, we covered the BYD Yuan Pro EV, a cheap and cheerful sub-compact SUV with a 401 km range; Today, let’s look at another BYD Yuan with one of these confusing suffixes, the BYD Yuan Plus, courtesy of its submitted approval documentation!

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Chery QQ to be resurrected as electric micro

Ah, Chery QQ. These little Chevy Spark clones were everywhere back in the late 2000s when I arrived in China. Usually powered by a mighty 0.8L 3 cylinder, the QQ gained widespread popularity due to its very affordable price, cute design, and generally a lack of competition back in its era.

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NIO Has Only 17.000 Reservations For The ES8 Electric SUV

NIO ES8
NIO ES8

Chinese EV startup NIO has only 17.000 reservations for their ES8 electric SUV, which is really not much for an over-hyped company in the biggest car market in the world. It gets worse:

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Guangzhou Auto To Launch Four New Electric Cars By 2020

Guangzhou Auto GE3
Guangzhou Auto GE3

Guangzhou Auto is set to launch four new electric cars in China until 2020. First up is an ungraded variant of their GE3 electric crossover called the GE3 530, it will have a range of 500 kilometers. The current model has a 310 kilometer range. The GE3 530 will debut later this year.

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What Is Great Wall’s New ORA EV Brand All About?

Great Wall ORA
Great Wall ORA

Great Wall Motors launched ORA, a new EV brand, on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Who are they, and what are they about?

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The Joint Venture As We Know It Is Going To Die

The Chinese government has announced far-reaching new rules for Chinese-foreign car making joint ventures. The most important change, as per BBC:

China’s state planner said on Tuesday it would remove foreign ownership caps for companies making fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (NEVs) in 2018, for makers of commercial vehicles in 2020, and the wider car market by 2022.

China imposed ownership restrictions in 1994, limiting foreign carmakers to owning no more than a 50% share of any local venture.

So how is this going to change the automotive landscape?

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Official Photos Of The New Chery Jetour X70 SUV For China

Jetour X70

The first official images of the Jetour X70 SUV. Jetour is a new brand under Chery Commercial Vehicle, a division of Chery Auto. The Chinese name of the brand is Jietu, best translated as ‘Victory Road’.

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A Non-existing Concept Car And Hongqi’s Other Plans For The Future

Hongqi concept car

China’s iconic Hongqi brand unveils plans for the future

Last week Hongqi launched a misty limited edition of the L5 limousine, but there was more Hongqi news that day. Starting with…

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New Car Brand From China: LvChi Auto Launches With Spectacular Concept

LvChi Auto

New Chinese car brands launches 700 hp electric concept

Another day and yet another new Chinese car brand: LvChi, best translated as ‘Green Carriage’. Chinese name is Lüchi. They will make only electric cars and want to have their first one on the market by mid-2019.

At the brand’s launching ceremony they unveiled a good looking concept car called the Urano.

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