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Faraday Future Teases Their ‘Production Car’

December 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Faraday Future Teases Their Production Car

Finally some good news for Faraday Future. The company released two teasers of what they say is their “production car”. It will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January in Las Vegas. The unveiling of of crucial importance for Faraday Future (FF). They need to attract new investment now that their main Chinese backer seems to be running out of cash.

The car is going to be an electric SUV set to compete with the Tesla Model X. The teaser shows the right shoulder seen from the rear. We see: a rear light units made up out of LED’s shaped in the FF logo, a winglet to the right of the rear window which is useless but will look cool if it can move up and down, the rear end of a roof rail with a red light in it, and a camera mirror.

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Spotted In China: Trasco 1000 SEL W126 Mercedes-Benz Stretched Limousine

December 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Trasco 1000 SEL W126 Mercedes-Benz Stretched Limousine

Here we have an ultra rare  Trasco 1000 SEL, a stretched limousine based on the W126 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. There is a flag pole holder on the left-front fender, just behind the indicator, indicating this is an ex-government car.

I found the enormous machine standing outside of a rather crappy car repair shop just south of the Third Ring Road in Beijing. They said they were restoring it but I didn’t see much work going on. The paint was obviously in poor shape, but the body itself was fine, no rust or rot in sight, so a good new paint job will do miracles here.

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Spotted In China: Hongqi HQ430

December 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Hongqi HQ430

Today in China Car History and Spotted in China a beautiful black Hongqi HQ430 sedan, seen on a rainy day in easy Beijing. It was in super shape and carries a license plate from Jilin province with the ultra rare sequence of 9990.

The Hongqi HQ430 was a variant of the Hongqi HQ3 series, manufactured from 2006 until 2010. The HQ3 was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta.

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Beijing Auto Huansu H6 MPV Hits The Chinese Car Market

December 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto Huansu H6 MPV Hits The Chinese Car Market

The new Beijing Auto Huansu H6 MPV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 60.800 yuan and ends at 75.800 yuan. There is also a panel van version that costs only 59.800 yuan. The Huansu H6 seats five to nine passengers depending on configuration, and we bet it will be very popular with taxi companies and the such like.

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Spotted In China: First Generation Volvo C70 Coupe

December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: First Generation Volvo C70 Coupe

An ultra sleek Volvo C70 Coupe, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The Swedish sportscar was in very good shape with a clean body and interior, completely original, and without any rust or rot in sight. I found her at a small repair shop specialized in maintaining older Volvo’s.

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Spotted In China: Mitsubishi Diamante In White

December 6, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spotted In China: Mitsubishi Diamante In White

A very sleek first generation Mitsubishi Diamante sedan, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The vehicle was dirty and dusty but otherwise in good shape. It was undergoing maintenance at a nearby shop and staff told me it was running fine but leaking some oil.

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Spy Shots: Changan CS55 SUV Testing In China

December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Changan CS55 SUV Testing In China

Spy Shots showing the upcoming Changan CS55 testing in China. The CS55 is a new compact SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2017. We received a very interesting comment about the CS55 with our story about the new Bisu T3 compact SUV.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Tiguan L Is Orange And Naked In China

December 6, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Tiguan L Is Orange And Naked In China

Here we have the new Volkswagen Tiguan L for China, completely naked and looking very fine in bright orange. The Tiguan L is the long-wheelbase version of the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. It is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and will hit the market in Q1 2017.

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Brilliance Shineray SWM X7 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Shineray SWM X7 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

The new Brilliance-Shineray X7 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market, looking rather good with a large grille, usable roof rails, sporty alloys, and racy red brakes. Price starts at 85.900 yuan and ends at 106.900 yuan. The X7 is positioned for some serious battle, right amidst the ultra hot mini MPV segment.

Names combining letters and numbers are not protected in China, so we now got five X-sevens on the market! The others are the  Hanteng X7, the Lifan Maiwai X7, the Landwind X7, and the upcoming Zotye Damai X7.

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WM Motor Denies Photoshopped Images Are Theirs

December 6, 2016 by Joey Wang

WM Motor Denies Photoshopped Images Are Theirs

WM Motor has denied the photoshopped images of a lineup of electric cars are theirs. The company has issued an official statement saying: “Any alleged concept design images mentioned over the internet are NOT related to WM Motor to any extend.”

If they say the images aren’t theirs we got to take their word for it. Right? Let’s have a look with a handy timeline:

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