Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Happy New Year!

Published on December 31, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Dear Readers,

a very happy 2011 to all of you, hopefully it’ll be a good one. For next year we expect loads of exciting new cars, read all about ‘m here. We will be back on Monday, see you soon.

Greetings and take care,

Tycho

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Spy Shots: new sedan from Brilliance

Published on December 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

new sedan from Brilliance

Brilliance is working on a new sedan which will eventually replace the BS4. The new sedan, codenamed A4, will be sold as a ‘sport sedan’. The A4 stands on a new platform that will also carry an ‘A3′ suv. Engines: 1.4, 1.6 and likely a 1.8 as well. Updated: more pics added.

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Oullim Spirra Launched in China

Published on December 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Oullim Spirra

Korea’s Ouillim Spirra supercar made it to China, it was launched today in Shanghai. Price starts at 980.000 yuan and ends at 1.880.000 yuan. One 2.7 V6 engine in four trims: Spirra N with 275hp and 245nm, Spirra S with 330hp and 471nm, Spirra Turbo with 422hp and 490nm, Spirra EX with 502HP and 590nm. All trims come with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The turbocharged EX has a topspeed of 315km/h, 0-100 in 3.5 seconds.

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Patent Applied: Dongfeng-Yulong Luxgen Sedan

Published on December 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Dongfeng-Yulong Luxgen Sedan

Dongfeng-Yulong is a joint venture between China’s Dongfeng Automotive and Taiwan’s Yulong Group. The joint venture will make Yulong automobiles for the Chinese market. First up is the Luxgen7 SUV, an MPV will follow and then this sedan. The patent drawings confirm the sporty sedan we saw on earlier spy pics.

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Patent Applied: Volkswagen Caddy to come to China

Published on December 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Caddy China

Volkswagen is selling zillions of passenger cars in China but the company is not selling any commercial vehicles on the Chinese market. That might however change soon, VW applied for a Chinese patent on the Caddy panel van. Local production seems most likely to keep costs down, launch date yet unknown.

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Patent Applied: MG3 CrossOver

Published on December 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

MG3 CrossOver

MG just launched the MG3 at the Guangzhou Auto Show but a crossover is on its way. It will get all the usual crossthingies such as roofrails and loads of black plastic. Enginewise all will remain the same, 4×4 not expected either…

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China to end tax incentives for small-engine vehicles in 2011

Published on December 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

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BEIJING – China will resume levying a 10 percent purchase tax on vehicles with engine sizes of 1.6 liters or less beginning in 2011 as the country rebounds from the financial crisis and the economy has regained its rapid growth, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday.

China halved the sales tax from 10 to 5 percent on cars with engines of 1.6 liters or smaller in 2009 to combat the financial crisis and spur the use of clean and fuel-efficient cars.

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Spy Shots: Hyundai Accent facelifted

Published on December 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing-Hyundai Accent

The Beijing-Hyundai Accent will get a facelift next year. Biggest changed are up front, the Accent gets a new grille, new headlights and a deeper chin. Sporty.

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Spy Shots: FAW-Besturn B50 to get a new face

Published on December 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW-Besturn B50

FAW seems to be working on a new front for the Besturn B50. The B50 was just facelifted for 2011. The new front certainly loox more special but not exactly more pretty. The logo has changed from the circled ’1′ to the older eagled ’1′.

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Huatai B11 Listed & Priced

Published on December 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Huatai B11 listed in China

The Huatai (aka Hawtai) B11 costs between 119.700 yuan and 143.700 yuan. The Chinese press likes  to call the B11 the ‘China Bentley’ and they got a point. Car loox more upmarket than competition. The B11 is equipped with an Intel TIVI infotainment system that features a permanent 3G connection.

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