Berichten in April 2010

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Beijing Auto Show Live: JAC YueYue

Published on April 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The YueYue is JAC’s entry into minicar territory where it will compete all Chinese Aygo-clones. The YueYue however is fortunately no copy of anything and has it’s own nice looking lines. The car will go on sale in about a month, price starts around 50.000 rmb. The yellow YueYue on the picture was spiced up a bit with sporty wheels.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: Greatwall Haval H6

Published on April 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Haval is Greatwall’s new brandname for SUV, it should have been ‘Hover’ but GW was unable to register that name in any country abroad so Haval it was. The H6 came as a concept but will see production within a year. It stands on the same platform as the H5’s but is 20 centimeter lower to give it a more sporty/crossover/luxurious look. Greatwall doesn’t specify the engine so likely it will be another 2.4.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: Volkswagen Bora TSI Sport

Published on April 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The China-only Bora comes from Volkswagen’s jpint venture with FAW, First Auto Works. Chinese now fancy faster cars so VW got the Bora the 1.4 litre turbocharged engine with 121hp and 200nm and the DSG-gearbox. Furthermore, VW made it look sporty with a lot of extra plastic. Size: 4540x1775x1467, wheelbase is 2610 and weight 1305kg. Top speed: 2ookm/h. Price starts around 145.000 rmb.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: Brilliance A0 Concept

Published on April 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance had a nice slogan for the full-electric A0: “Imagine Green Future”, I imagined me and the girl with funny hair on a sunny beach. The A0 is all about the environment and Brilliance used a lot of recycled materials. The seats are made of recycled plant fibers, the roof from recycled soyabean fibers and the carpets(!) from recycled polyester fiber. But off course, we believe. The electric motor has 70 kw, good for a 130km/h top speed.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: Beijing Auto B90 Concept

Published on April 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The B90 is a concept for a large size SV from Beijing Auto, and because the times are changing it is a hybrid. But!, with a 5.7 litre V8 with 248kw and 498nm. No info available on the electric engine which makes me hope it isn’t actually there. Size: 5220x2010x2000, wheelbase is 2950.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: Greatwall Haval SC60 Concept

Published on April 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Haval is Greatwall’s new brand for SUV’s, this is the SC60, a concept for a full size SUV with almost exactly the same grille as the Voleex C70 Concept sedan. The SC60 will be the pie on Greatwall’s SUV-pudding and won’t launch for another year. First up are the M3, H5’s and H6.

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Time for A Break IV

Published on April 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

A very happy girl on the boot of American tuningfirm Decorsa, they have a shop in Beijing as well, girl tried so hard these two links are for free. Happygirl sat on a VW Scirocco with weird wheels.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: HNUSP (Hunan University) Zhongqi Concept

Published on April 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Earlier we saw an expirimental car and two expirimental buses from HNUSP, which stands for Hunan University Science Park. The experimental car was born as a research project from students and scientist from the university. The buses and Zhongqi Sedan however, are not.

HNUSP is now a large spin-off automotive research company, although still affiliated with the university. After the bus-madness they decided to go for a ‘normal’ sedan called Zhongqi. HNUSP brought two cars; a black machine with an SAIC 1.8T and a blue hybrid.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: Dongfeng-Fengshen H30 Cross

Published on April 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Fengshen is a new subbrand for passenger cars from Dongfeng Automotive, they sell two cars so far: the S30 sedan and the H30 hatchback. Sales are not going too well, mostly because of the rather boring design of both vehicles. So Dongfeng came up with this H30 Cross with a new front, blacked wheel-arches and roofrails. Engine is a 1.6 litre with 78kw and 142nm. Price starts around 80.000 rmb. Chinese people love this kind of vehicles, the cross-versions of other brands are usually the top sellers of the range, so likely sales will indeed go up.

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Beijing Auto Show Live: JAC Vision IV Concept

Published on April 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC showed the Vision IV concept and guess what, it is a hybrid. It has a conventional engine up front and an electric motor. Power for that one comes from breaking and from a solar panel in the roof. Range is 450 kilometer combined and 250 electric. Size: 3650x1800x1500. No plans for production of this one yet but the hybrid technology will be used in normal JAC’s within two years.

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