China’s EV revolution is in full swing. We literally see a new electric car brand being born every day. Today’s newborn is called Ciwei, and their first car is this pretty blue thing called the Simai’er.
China’s EV revolution is in full swing. We literally see a new electric car brand being born every day. Today’s newborn is called SiTech, and their first car is this pretty white thing called DEV1.
This is the Traum Meet 3, a new compact SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market next month. Traum is a brand under Zotye Auto, aimed at young car buyers. Young people like to sing, as everybody knows. And therefore the Meet 3 has the coolest feature ever:
Mercedes-Maybach will launch a new sedan-SUV in China on April 24, one day before the start of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The new car is officially still a concept, but the production version, expected in 2020, won’t differ very much.
New images of the Lynk & Co 02, a trendy new crossover that will be launched on the Chinese car market in H2. Price will start somewhere around 140.000 yuan and end near 190.000 yuan.
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?
This is the new Aiways U5 Ion, a concept car previewing an electric SUV that will hit the Chinese car market in 2019. The company says the design of the production car won’t change a bit, bar for the addition of real-life necessities like mirrors.
The new Jeep Grand Commander has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 279.800 yuan and ends at 409.800 yuan ($44.600 – 65,000). The Grand Commander is a seven-seat SUV that will only be marketed in China, where there is a lot of demand for seven seat cars.
The Buick Enspire has been unveiled in China. The Enspire is an electric concept car previewing an upcoming crossover SUV coupe. The Enspire was designed in China but the eventual production version will be sold globally.