Berichten in April 2011

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Hainachuan of China buys Inalfa Roof Systems (IRS) of the Netherlands

Published on April 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co Ltd (Hainachuan) will acquire 100 percent of the stock of the Netherlands’ Inalfa Roof Systems Group (IRS), China Business News reported Friday, citing an internal announcement from the Netherlands company’s China office.

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co Ltd (owner of Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) which is the owner of Beijing Auto), which holds a 60 percent share in Hainachuan, will keep IRS’s management team and its headquarters in the Netherlands, the newspaper reported.

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Chery to Produce cars in Turkey

Published on April 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

ISTANBUL – Chinese automotive giant Chery might be a newcomer to Turkey, but its fortunes are posed to change if the new half-billion-dollar local car-making plant is completed.

Mermerler Otomotiv, the Turkish company which brought Chery to Turkey back in February 2008, has prepared all preliminary work for the establishment of such a plant in Adapazari in northwest Turkey.

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Another Supercar Wedding in China, with Movie

Published on April 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Last week we saw an impressive Chinese supercar wedding in the city of Zhengzhou. Today yet another one in Tangshan in Hebei Province. At leat 5 Rolls Royce Phantom, a Rolls Royce Ghost, two Lamborhini Murcielago’s, two Lamborgini Gallardo’s, several Bentley’s, a Ferrari GTO, a Ferrari 430, two Porsche Cayennes and more. Guess the camera car? A BMW X5M sir! See below for the movie.

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Two rare Hongqi’s found in Beijing

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

A friend of mine (hello!) found two Hongqi limousines in an underground parking lot in a northern suburb of Beijing. The cars look dusty and abandoned. Still, two Hongqi’s in the same parking can’t be a coincidence, there is likely a collector involved. I will go to the place myself soon for some extra research on the ownership, but for now a first look at the mighty machines.

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Volkswagen Jetta ‘2 million’ special edition Listed & Priced in China

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

A very special edition of the good old Volkswagen Jetta,  it is called the ‘2 million’ to celebrate that 2 million of these Jetta’s were made China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The 2 million has a special paint, special alloys and all the goodies a Jetta-owner could wish for. It was officially listed on the Chinese market for a special price: 88.800 yuan, eight being a very lucky number in China.

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First official pics: new Chevrolet Aveo for China

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

These are the very first official pics of the China-made new Chevrolet Aveo. GM will stick with the Aveo-name for the Chinese market. The Aveo is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.

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MG5 to be Listed in June 2012 in China

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The MG Concept 5 debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show last week to preview the upcoming MG5. The sleek hatchback will hit the Chinese auto market in June 2012. The MG5 is based on the Roewe 350 and will get two engines: a 1.5 and a 1.5 turbo. Price will start around 90.000 yuan.

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Greatwall Wingle CL full size Truck from China

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Greawall Wingle CL is a massive full size truck ready for cowboyland. Greatwall has loads of experience in the business, the company makes small and medium sized trucks for a many years. This CL, meaning China Leading, is Greatwall’s biggest truck so far.

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JAC Refine MPV Listed & Priced in China

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The stylish JAC Refine MPV had been listed on the Chinese car market. The 8-seat MPV comes with a turbocharged 2.0 with 177hp and 260nm, mated to a six-speed automatic. Price starts at 159.800 and ends at 181.800 yuan.

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Renault Latitude Listed & Priced in China

Published on April 29, 2011 by W.E. Ning

The Renault Latitude sedan has been listed on the Chinese auto market as an import. Price starts at 202.800 and ends at 292.800. Engines for China: 2.0 and 2.5 V6. Price is high compared with the locally made competition such as the Kia K5 and Volkswagen Passat.

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