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Work Report: A Visit To The Changchun International Auto Show

July 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Work Report: A Visit To The Changchun International Auto Show

Last week I went to the Changchun International Auto Show (aka Auto Changchun) in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, in the Dongbei. The biannual event is one of the larger second-tier shows, and extra interesting because Changchun is also home to First Auto Works (FAW).

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Chinese Man In Homemade Porsche Stopped By Police

July 22, 2016 by Joey Wang

Chinese Man In Homemade Porsche Stopped By Police

Police in the great southern city of Zhuhai stopped a 34-year old man in a homemade Porsche and fined him a hefty 4500 yuan ($675) for driving an unregistered vehicle. They also deducted six points (out of 12) from his driving license, which the man actually had.

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The Brilliance Jinbei Diazi Is An Acura MDX Clone From China

July 22, 2016 by W.E. Ning

The Brilliance Jinbei Diazi Is An Acura MDX Clone From China

This is the new Jinbei Diazi, formerly known as the Jinbei MS3. The new name is hard to pronounce even in Chinese and doesn’t really seem to have a meaning. The Diaze is also a clone of the Acura MDX, and Jinbei even managed to copy an Acura color.

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New Photos Of The Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan Clone From China

July 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye SR8

We have a shipload of new photos of the infamous Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone from China, showing blue and a red example in front of a Zotye dealer. They are late-test cars with some measuring equipment installed, but otherwise production cars. We can also confirm that mass production has started.

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Spy Shots: Facelift For The Mazda 6 Atenza In China

July 21, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Mazda 6 China

Spy Shots showing a facelift for the Mazda 6 Atenza. This is the China-made version, which is manufactured by FAW-Mazda. In China it is called the the Mazda Atenza, to differ it from the second and first generation Mazda 6 that are still in production. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, and a new bumper.

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Eye To Eye With the Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz S500L Pullman limousine

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz

Last month the Shanghai Municipal Government auctioned off eight ultra rare Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz S500L Pullman limousines, and one of those cars ended up at a second hand dealer in the great city of Changchun, and that is where I found it.

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The Citroen C6 Sedan Is Ready For China

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Citroen C6 Sedan

The Citroen C6 will be launched on the Chinese car market in September, and it looks a whole lot better in the rain then it did on the Beijing Auto Show. The Citroen C6 is the new flagship sedan of the Citroen brand in China, and there are no plans for export or for production anywhere else.

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Spy Shots: The SouEast DX3 SUV For China

July 21, 2016 by W.E. Ning

SouEast DX3 SUV

The compact SUVs just keep coming to the Chinese car market. The latest addition is this SouEast DX3, the production version of the SouEast DX Concept. The DX3 was designed by none other than Pininfarina, the famous Italian studio that also drew the SouEast DX7 SUV.

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Spy Shots: The Haima S3 SUV For China

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: The Haima S3 SUV For China

The compact SUVs just keep coming to the Chinese car market. The latest addition is this Haima S3, with a rather wild design including an interesting light-grille ensemble. Th Haima S3 will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch in late Q4.

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Spy Shots: Horki 300E EV Sedan Is Ready For China

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Horki 300E EV

It has been a while since we hear from Horki, but here they are with their ‘new’ 300E, a compact electric sedan that will hit the Chinese car market in Q4. Horki is a sub-brand under the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. We saw the first spy shots in 2012, the brand officially debuted in April 2013, and we saw  new spy shots in May 2014, and then it got very silent.

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