June 1, 2017 by Joey Wang
BYD has applied for patent on the design of the new Tang SUV, and the images promptly leaked from China’s famously leaky patent bureau. The new BYD Tang will debut as a semi-concept late this year, with a launch of the production version in April 2018.
April 25, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Hybrid Kinetic surprised in Geneva with the sleek H600 concept sedan. They came to Shanghai with two additional concepts: the K550 five-seat SUV and the huge K750 six-seat SUV. Starting with the latter; painted in brown and featuring an enormous grille with razor sharp bars and the company’s logo in the middle.
April 7, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the very first photo of the successor of the BYD Tang SUV. The vehicle was seen in a design studio and is likely just a model. But is looks good, with sharp shapes all along and a very distinctive grille. The new Tang isn’t expected before late 2018 but we might see a first concept near the end of this year.
April 7, 2017 by Joey Wang
General Motors has released official pictures and specifications of the upcoming Chevrolet FNR-X, a new concept car for the Shanghai Auto Show. The FNR-X previews a sporty SUV with a Camaro nose. It will be a plug-in hybrid with four-wheel drive.
Most interestingly, the concept is also equipped with a system that can change the driving mode of the car depending on the mood of the driver. So if the driver comes in and the sensors see he is pissed like hell they can switch on the most racy chassis and engines modes to get him in a better mood.
The eventual production version will be made in China by Shanghai-GM and likely be positioned between the Captiva and the Equinox.
FNR stands for Find New Roads. The meaning of the X is unknown. The FNR name, without the X, was first used for a crazy Chevrolet concept in 2015.
April 6, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
General Motors has released official pictures and specifications of the upcoming Buick Velite 5, it will debut on next month’s Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The Velite 5 is a variant of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
March 28, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Buick has released a teaser for the upcoming Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle (EREV), it will debut on next month’s Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The Velite 5 is a variant of the Chevrolet Volt with a different front and rear, manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
February 22, 2017 by W.E. Ning
Leaked documents have revealed that Lexus is working on a long-wheelbase variant of the RX SUV for China. The new car will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in early H2. It will be based on the 308hp RX450h hybrid and it will be called the RX450hL. Lexus does not manufacture any cars locally, even this China-only model will be made in Japan.
The wheelbase will be extended by about 15 centimeters, creating a seven-seat car to compete better with vehicles like the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. The L will likely be fully loaded and very expensive. The current range starts at 418.000 yuan and ends at 869.000 yuan for the 450h, so the 450hL will be at least 900.000 yuan.
February 21, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD has updated the Tang hybrid super SUV and they have given it a new name: Tang 100. Biggest new is a larger capacity battery which extends the pure-electric range from 80 kilometers on the old car to 100 kilometers on the new car; hence the name.
February 16, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Cadillac XT5 30E, a plug-in hybrid version of the XT5 that is for now only for China. The XT5 PHEV will officially debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
December 27, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Spectacular Spy Shots of the production version of the new Karma Revero, the continuation of the Fisker Karma. A convoy of test cars was spied in China, headed by a white car without any camouflage, confirming the new Chinese owners didn’t change anything about the design.