Chery is working on it’s new brand Riich. That was supposed to be a kind of medium-prenium thing with some extra luxury in medium sized cars. Instead Riich now seems to switch focus to small cars, the M11 being a 4-door mini machine. This is the 3-door version, even smaller, a whopping 31 centimeter less burger.
Yet another sedan from BYD, they can’t get enough of it and the market seems to agree, the vehicles are selling well. To sell even more BYD had a simply filosophy: make more different cars that all almost look alike. This is the new L3, to debute at the Beijing Auto Show in April.
Huatai’s beautiful B11 is getting ready for its Beijing debut and what is likely one of the showcars was seen outside a Huatai facility with a sticker on the side which tell us what those pretty lines do hide:
FAW-VW keeps the Jetta alive. The ancient machine is still selling very well in China, to fleets, taxicompanies and private consumers alike. The Jetta is well known for it’s reliability, it just won’t break down. VW decided for a facelift of the front that brought the a bit more in line with VW’s other vehicles and that was about it. Job done. The price went down to 70.000 rmb for the 1.6.
Lifan is moving up to ‘urban’ city people with this brand new suv. Name loox to be a rather imaginative ‘SUV’. Size is 4550x1705x1495, wheelbase is 2600.
Power comes from Lifan’s trusted 1.6 with 78kw and 137nm which won’t make this a fast one, but who needs speed in town? No 4×4 either, just the front wheels to get all that power down the parking lot. Design is nice and neath, I especially like the roofline and the wheel arches and the fact it doesn’t really look like a copy of another car. Prices will start around 100.000 rmb.
Even though Toyota had some issues lately the brand continues to inspire Chinese automakers. The Aygo proves the most popular, it is copied by BYD, Geely and JAC. This new one is from a factory called ‘Jilin Tong Tian’ from Jilin in Jilin Province. (mind: Jilin is not the capital of Jilin, it was before, but today the capital is Changchun)
Jianghuai Automobile Corporation (JAC) will reveal the new Refine IV MPV at the Beijing Auto Show in April. JAC’s follows fashion with an enormous plastic front. The grille is big and the front bumper is even bigger.
Alibaba.com is Asia’s biggest trade website, many small companies try to get their stuff noticed abroad. The Chinese are the funniest with all their copycats and other weird machines. Today we have a fantastic looking 3-wheeled electric car from a company called ‘Huoyun Electric Car’ from Zibo City in Shandong Province.
Chery seems to go for two sportmachines: the M14 hardtop convertible and this A6CC coupe. Last week we saw some pictures of the M14 testing and today two sexy red A6CC’s on a factory parkinglot. Some think that the M14 will be renamed A6CC but then why is the real A6CC still around. Chery might change both cars in one: an A6CC coupe and and A6CC convertible. In that case one would expect at least some similarities in design, like around the nose, but there are none. The A6CC is expected to debut, as is the M14, at the Beijing Auto Show at the end of April.
MG is testing its new MG2 in Australia, Roewe will use the same car for the upcoming 150 but MG will get it first and reveal the new machine at the Beijing auto Show at the end of April.