Zotye Auto, famous for their SR9 Porsche Macan clone, is launching a new car brand in China. The brand is called Traum, which is German and means dream. It is the second automaker in a short time to go for a German name after Weltmeister. What is that all about..? The Chinese name has nothing with dreams of Germany; Junma (君马) is best translated as Supreme Horse. The English slogan is Driven by Dreams. The Chinese slogan, translated, Dream for a Horse.
NEVS has released official images of the 9-3 and 9-3X concept cars, previewing an electric sedan and wagon, both based on the last generation Saab 9-3. The concepts will be unveiled on June 7 on the CES Asia in Shanghai. Design is still very Saab but NEVS has added a fine looking new front with a black grille with a blue line (blue is the color of green in China) and small LED lights that shine like diamonds.
Chinese regulators have given their final approval for the new JAC-Volkswagen joint venture that will make affordable electric cars for the Chinese market. The joint venture contract has a duration of 25 years and planned annual output is 100.000 units.
The production version of the NEVS 9-3 will be unveiled on June 7 on the CES Asia in Shanghai. The NEVS 9-3 is a new electric car based on the Saab 9-3. The latest spy shots show that NEVS didn’t change much to the Saab’s design; they closed the grille and added a new bumper.
This is the new Chery Tiggo 5 SUV and it looks a trillion times better than the outgoing car. It has style, stance, and sportiness. The new Tiggo 5 will hit the Chinese auto market in Q3. Price will range from 90.000 to 150.000 yuan.
The new Kia Pegas will be launched on the Chinese car market in August. Price will range from 65.000 to 85.000 yuan. The Kia Pegas is a China-only A-class sedan aimed at young first-car buyers. The Pegas will be the cheapest sedan in Kia’s China lineup.
The production version of the Citroen C-Aircross SUV concept will be manufactured in China, starting next year. It will be a China-only model made by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. The compact SUV will be based on the PSA PF1 (aka PSA-A) platform that also underpins the new third-generation Citroen C3.
The first batch of Volvo S90L sedans is on its way to the United States. Four hundred cars were loaded into a ship in the port city of Tianjin, they will arrive at Volvo dealers in the United States in June. The China-made Volvo S90L will replace the Sweden-made Volvo S90 in the U.S., where it will be marketed as the 2018 Volvo S90, without an L at the end.
The new Volkswagen T-Roc has been spied in old Europe without much camouflage on. The T-Roc will have its intentional debut in August with deliveries set to start in mid 2018. Production in China will start the same year at the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.