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The Aoxin Ibis is China’s answer to the Tesla Model S

March 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

The Aoxin Ibis is China's answer to the Tesla Model S

Tesla is struggling in China, lacking stores and superchargers. And now they have something else to worry about: local competition, of some sort.

The above car is the Aoxin Ibis, an impressive full electric full size sedan with a Tesla-like logo on the enormous and enormously shiny grille. The Aoxin Ibis debuted last year on the New Energy Auto Show in Shanghai (NEAS) and will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year. The girls seem impressed, and that is a good start. There is more:

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Shuanghuan SCEO is Not a BMW X5 with a License in China

March 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shuanghuan SCEO is Not a BMW X5 with a License in China

A Shuanghuan SCO SUV, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in far east Beijing. The SCEO tries very hard to be a BMW X5, with a complete changing-car kit fitted, including a BMW grille and BMW badges all over. Best however are the X5G000 license plates, showing this owner really went the whole way.

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Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV is Ready for China

March 4, 2015 by Joey Wang

Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV is Ready for China

This is the new Xin Longma Qiteng EX80 mini MPV, ready for its debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end just under a hundred. Designers had a good look at Wuling but the EX80 seems just original enough.

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Spy Shots: JAC Refine S2 is Naked in China

March 4, 2015 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: JAC Refine S2 is Naked in China

New Spy Shots of the JAC Refine S2, featuring huge headlights and a giant gaping grille. The JAC Refine S2 is a new compact crossover-ish SUV for China. It will be positioned between the upcoming Refine S1 and the existing Refine S3. The Refine S2 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3.

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Spy Shots: Geely Cross testing in China

March 4, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Geely Cross testing in China

New Spy Shots of the Geely Cross, formerly known as the Geely Emgrand Cross, featuring a spuzzy grille similar to the grilles found on the Geely Emgrand EC9 and the Geely Emgrand NL-3 SUV. The Geely Cross is a compact cross-over SUV designed for city  folk who like to dream a mountain on their balcony. The then-Emgrand Cross debuted as a concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, the real thing will be unveiled next month on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.

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Overcapacity a Real Danger for the Chinese auto market

March 3, 2015 by Joey Wang

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China, the largest auto market in the world, is facing excessive overcapacity. Some 23.5 million vehicles were sold in China last year and the Chinese Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) estimates this will grow 7 percent to around 25 million units this year, but at least one-third of the country’s auto assembly lines will remain idle in 2015.

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Spotted in China: the U.S Specialty Vehicles G.Patton SUV

March 3, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: the U.S Specialty Vehicles G.Patton SUV

An almighty U.S Specialty Vehicles G.Patton SUV, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the photos! The G. Patton, named after an American tank which was named after the famous World War II general George Patton, is manufactured by a company called U.S Specialty Vehicles (USSV) (web, FB). Confusingly, the company also calls it the Rhino GX, but it has a G. Patton badge.

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This Alfa Romeo 156 GTA brings good luck to a Truck in China

March 3, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

This Alfa Romeo 156 GTA brings good luck to a Truck in China

An Alfa Romeo 156 GTA times two, seen on red stickers on a truck in China. This kind of wishing-well stickers usually appears on all sorts of vehicles around Chinese New Year, which was celebrated on February 19. The stickers are supposed to bring good luck for the passengers and the vehicle. They always come in red with gold characters and a fancy car below.

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Ferrari LaFerrari & McLaren P1 open a Restaurant in China

March 3, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Ferrari LaFerrari & McLaren P1 open a Restaurant in China

A fiery red Ferrari LaFerrari and a mellow yellow McLaren P1, two supercars Spotted in China at the opening of a new restaurant in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, where they were seen by a Bee. The LaFerrari is fitted with matte gray five spoke alloys with red brakes, the McLaren with black multispokes and yellow brakes.

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Nissan GT-R crashes in China

March 3, 2015 by Joey Wang

Nissan GT-R crashes in China

Another serious supercar crash in China. A Nissan GT-R hit a telephone pole on a very wet road in the great city of Huzhou in Zhejiang Province, local media say. After hitting the pole the GT-R span around multiple times, hitting the barrier in the center of the road, before finally coming to a halt just beside a zebra crossing.

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