Berichten in September 2013

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Transporting vegetables the Chinese Way

Published on September 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Transporting vegetables the Chinese Way

A heavy loaded Geely MR Merrie sedan, seen on a highway in Beijing by reader Lao Wei, than you for the picture! The old Merrie is packed to the max with all sorta vegetables, mostly cabbage-kind. The vehicle is likely on its way to a local market. The Geely MR Merrie series debuted in 2000, loosely based on Tianjin Auto Xiali, which was a licensed copy of the Daihatsu Charade. The MR came as hatchback, notchback, and sedan. The platform also underpinned the Geely HQ pickup truck series, which seems a better choice for ferrying veggies around town…

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Spy Shots: Changan BenBen is completely Naked in China

Published on September 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Changan BenBen is completely Naked in China

New spy shots showing the sleek new Changan BenBen hatchback. Debut is scheduled for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market in late December. New reports in Chinese automotive media indicate the new BenBen is a new addition to the BenBen-range, to be positioned just above the existing BenBen Mini and BenBen Love.

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Spy Shots: Hyundai Mistra is ready for the China car market

Published on September 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Hyundai Mistra is ready for the China car market

New spy shots showing that the new Hyundai Mistra is ready for the China car market, launch is scheduled for November, price will range from 130.000 to 180.000 yuan. The Hyundai is a China-only mid-size sedan that will be build by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture, it debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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Spy Shots: new Toyota Yaris is Naked in China

Published on September 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: new Toyota Yaris is Naked in China

Spy shots showing the new Toyota Yaris all-naked in China. The new Toyota Yaris debuted in April on the Shanghai Auto Show, it will be launched on the China car market in late November. The new Yaris will be called ‘Yaris L’ in China, indicating that the current Yaris will continue as a budget model.

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Spy Shots: Besturn MPV will get a Big Mouth in China

Published on September 30, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Besturn MPV will get a Big Mouth in China

New spy shots of the upcoming Besturn MPV, showing the people carrier will get a giant grille-to-impress. The yet nameless MPV will hit the China car market in 2014, it will be based on the Mazda 8 MPV that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture. Besturn is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW).

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Spy Shots: Haval H2 SUV will get two faces in China

Published on September 30, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Haval H2 SUV will get two faces in China

New spy shots showing the Haval H2 SUV naked in China. The Haval H2 debuted as a concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The production car will debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market in December. Buyers will be able to choose between two faces for their H2; with a traditional grille with horizontal bars or…

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Spy Shots: facelifted Besturn B90 is Naked in China

Published on September 30, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelifted Besturn B90 is Naked in China

New spy shots showing the facelifted Besturn B90 sedan all-naked in China. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market just before the end of this year. The facelift includes a new grille, new head lights, and new bumpers. Besturn is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW).

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Patent Applied: Henan Suda SD01 is an electric clone of the Suzuki SX4

Published on September 30, 2013 by Joey Wang

Patent Applied: Henan Suda SD01 is an electric clone of the Suzuki SX4

Chinese company Henan Suda Transportation Energy Saving Technology Co. Ltd. (web) has applied for patent for the China car market on the new Suda SD01, which looks very much like the Suzuki SX4 hatchback. The Suda SD01 is a full-electric vehicle, based on the existing SD01 sedan.

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China-made Citroen DS5 hits the Chinese auto market

Published on September 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

China-made Citroen DS5 hits the Chinese auto market

The China-made Citroen DS5 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 219.900 yuan and ends at 301.900 yuan. The DS5 is made in China by the Changan-PSA joint venture, it will soon be followed by the DS4, the DS3, and the DS X7 SUV.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched on the China car market

Published on September 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched on the China car market

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 1.24 million yuan and ends at 2.09 million yuan. China gets the S400 L, S400 L Hybrid, and the S500 L. The S600 L and the AMG versions will follow in early 2014.

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