Berichten in May 2013

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster is Black in China

Published on May 31, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster is Black in China

A very badass and very black Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, seen in the great city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Exactly ten days ago we met this particular vehicle for the first time, flanked by some other speedy metal. Today we are all alone with the mighty Benz.

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An impressive Supercar line-up in Chongqing China

Published on May 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

An impressive Supercar line-up in Chongqing China

An impressive supercar line-up seen in the great city of Chongqing in China. From left: a yellow Ferrari 458 Italia with a black roof, a fiercely red Ferrari F12berlinetta with black alloys and and some extra bodywork, and best of all a shiny-lime green Lamborghini Aventador with a black roof and black alloys. Horses: 562 + 730 + 690 = 1982. Yuan: 3.88 million + 5.33 million +  6.58 million = 15.78 million yuan or 2.57 million USD.

The Ferrari F12berlinetta is yet a rare supercar in China, but recently we are seeing many more of the things: black in Shanghai, white car at a dealer in Shenzhen, on the move in Wenzhou, a blue example in Xiamen, a dusty car in Wuhan, a red car in Guangzhou that later crashed, a black car in Chengdu, and a truck full on a highway near Shanghai.

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Spy Shots: Dongfeng-Liuzhou sedan testing in China

Published on May 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Dongfeng-Liuzhou sedan testing in China

Dongfeng-Liuzhou is working on a new mid-size sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2014. Dongfeng-Liuzhou Automotive is a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motors, making cheap SUV’s and pickup trucks. The new sedan will be their first real passenger car.

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Ford working on new SUV for the Chinese car market

Published on May 31, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Ford working on new SUV for the Chinese car market

Ford is working on a new SUV for the Chinese car market, code named U375. It will be made in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture that also makes the Transit and will make the Ford Explorer and the Ford Transit Connect in the near future.

Renderings of the new SUV have leaked on the Chinese interwebs, showing a large vehicle about the size of the Ford Expedition. It is expected to hit the market in early 2015.

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Porsche Boxster is matte blue and black in China

Published on May 31, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Porsche Boxster is matte blue and black in China

A very posh Porsche Boxster, seen here in the capital Beijing. The good vehicle is wrapped in matte blue and black, and prettied up even more black mirrors, black air inlets, blackish headlights and very racy five-spoke black alloys.

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Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EX8 SUV seen testing in China

Published on May 31, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EX8 SUV seen testing in China

New spy shots of the Geely Emgrand EX8 SUV testing in China, the EX8 will be launched on the Chinese car market in September, priced from 120.000 to 200.000 yuan. The EX8 debuted as a concept all the way back on the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show.

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Chery to build a factory in Malaysia

Published on May 31, 2013 by Joey Wang

Chery to build a factory in Malaysia

Chery Automobile plans to set up a jointly owned factory in Malaysia in 2014 to tap into the ASEAN market, 21st Century Business Herald reported on Wednesday. The factory, which will fully assemble vehicles, has long been part of the automobile maker’s plans since its first foray into Malaysia in 2008.

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Guangzhou-Honda starts work on Third Factory in China

Published on May 31, 2013 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou-Honda starts work on Third Factory in China

Guangqi Honda Automobile Co (Guangzhou-Honda) on Tuesday started work on its third plant in south China’s Guangdong province in a bid to expand capacity to meet market demand.

The new plant, located in Zengcheng of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, will help to expand Guangqi Honda’s current annual production capacity by 50 percent to 720,000 units, the joint venture between Guangzhou Automobile Group Co and Japanese carmaker Honda said in a statement.

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Spy Shots: facelifted Renault Koleos seen testing in China

Published on May 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: facelifted Renault Koleos seen testing in China

New spy shots showing the facelifted Renault Koleos testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights and a new front bumper. The back remains unchanged. Read more »

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Hongqi H7 launched on the Chinese car market

Published on May 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi H7 launched on the Chinese car market

The Hongqi H7 sedan has finally been launched on the Chinese car market. Sales to the government started in early March, and from now on everybody can buy the H7. We kick of with the most interesting news: the Toyota 2.5 V6 has been deleted from the line-up.

Private buyers can only get the FAW 2.0 turbo or the Toyota 3.0 V6. An official FAW price list that leaked on the interwebs ten days ago still showed the 2.5 V6 as being available, and the vehicle truly exists. The 2.5  seems to be a government-only engine, for mandarins who desire a V6 but are on a limited budged.

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