A few days ago, the first photos of the new generation Trumpchi GS8 leaked out. Today, the official pictures were released. The GS8 is the flagship SUV of Trumpchi, a brand under Guangzhou Auto (GAC). The seven-seat GS8 debuted in 2016 and was updated in 2020.
I like Chongqing Auto Show. Compared with Shanghai Auto, which traditionally takes place in April, Chongqing is much smaller but more pragmatic. Shanghai is more about showing muscles, the latest technology, and concept cars. “Launch in 2025” was the favorite phrase there. There is lots of PR. But at Chongqing, automakers show more cars you can actually buy now or soon. My colleague Tycho would probably say this show is less focused on millennials. Let’s have a look at the three highlights of the show and one surprise.
This is the new BYD Qin Pro, one of China’s prettiest sedans ever. It will launch on the Chinese car market on September 20. Sadly however BYD appears to be very uncertain about the future; the Qin Pro will be offered in a triple: petrol, EV, and PHEV. Come on BYD, make up your mind!
This is the WEY P8 GT PHEV, a sporty SUV-coupe version of the WEY P8 SUV. The P8 GT comes with a giant black beak with a shiny edge around, sharp looking lights, and gigantic mirrors mounted on the doors.
This stunning speed is the new Dongfeng eπ concept car, unveiled one day before the start of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The name is a bit wuzzy, the e stands for electricity, as the eπ is a plug-in hybrid. The π is the Greek letter Pi. The Pi is popular in Chinese these days, Yudo Auto is also using it, as a name for their electric crossovers.
BYD has released the first official images of the new BYD Qin Pro, an plug-in hybrid sedan that will debut on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The Pro in the name indicates that the current BYD Qin will continue, at least for a while.
New photos of the interior of the new BYD Tang hybrid super SUV, showing the amazing touch screen that has a neat little party trick…
New photos of the upcoming BYD Qin sedan, one purple blue example was caught during what a photo shoot. The Qin gets the same new BYD family face that we saw on the Song Max MPV and the upcoming Tang SUV. BYD calls it the “Dragon Face”, and we think that is a good name for it.
This big black mouthed white monster is the new WEY P8 SUV, one of the most powerful plug-in hybrids ever made by a Chinese automaker. The WEY P8 will hit the market on April 25. The P8 is based on the petrol-powered WEY VV7.