All the news about the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show

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Spy Shots: FAW Oulang pops up in China

November 18, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new FAW Oulang will debut early next week at the Guangzhou Auto Show. It has a heck of a history. It was born as FAW Besturn B30, that went through a redesign inspired by the FAW Go concept car, then came back as FAW-Oulai xxx. FAW was by that moment planning to make Oulai a new entry-level sub-brand. That plan now seems gone. Name changed again, Oulai became Oulang and the new car was simply placed under the FAW brand. So here it is, the FAW Oulang.

And now, ain’t it a looker! By and the way: the vehicle’s English name is Oley.

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Rolls Royce Phantom by Star Customs of China

October 7, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Back now quickly to the Chengdu Auto Show because it seems we missed something. China’s famous Star Customs took on a Rolls Royce Phantom. They added gold, silver, glitter and some 4 meters in the middle. Best: the grille!, gold, good.

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BMW 1M Coupe listed & priced in China

September 23, 2011 by W.E. Ning

The BMW 1M Coupe has been officially listed and priced on the China car market, it debuted a few days back at the Chengdu Auto Show. The 1M costs 598.000 yuan, that is 93.590 US dollar. High price due to high import taxes and BMW trying to earn a little extra. The 1M is powered by a twin turbo six-cylinder with 340hp and 450nm. Via: Sohu.com.

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Dartz Kombat listed & priced in China

September 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The impressive Dartz Konbat debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. Big car for Big people in Big traffic jams. Price tag is impressive as well: 9.18 million yuan or 1.44 million US dollar.

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Meet the new King of Cloning in China: Yema

September 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Chinese automaker Yema wants to best BYD in cloning other-one’s cars. This is the Yema E-Series, inspired to the teeth by the Infinity EX. The E-series is officially still a concept but production ain’t far away.

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Geely Emgrand EC7 facelifted in China

September 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The facelifted Geely Emgrand EC7 debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. It got a new front, some changes at back, a new dashboard and improved engines.

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Volkswagen CrossGolf and Golf Variant listed & priced in China

September 19, 2011 by W.E. Ning

The Volkswagen CrossGolf and Golf Variant debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. Both cars have been listed on the China car market immediately. Price for the CrossGolf is 243.000 yuan, price for the Golf Variant starts at 258.000 yuan and ends at 298.000 yuan.

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Volvo S60 T5 and XC60 T5 listed & priced in China

September 19, 2011 by W.E. Ning

Volvo has launched the S60 T5 sedan and the XC60 SUV at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show, aiming at a Chinese car market that gets more and more interest in high performance vehicles. Both cars will be imported. Geely, Volvo’s owner, has plans to make the S60 and XC60 in China, production however won’t start before 2013.

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Chengdu Auto Show 2011: Greatwall Tengyi C50 Turbo debuts in China

September 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the definite production version of the Greatwall Tengyi C50 sedan, it will be listed on the China car market in November. The C50 will be powered by a 1.5 turbo with 134hp and 180nm.

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Chengdu Auto Show 2011: Mazda 3 sedan launched in China

September 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new Mazda 3 sedan debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. The 3 has been listed immediately, price starts at 112.800 yuan and ends at 153.800 yuan. The Mazda 3 is made in China by the Chang’an-Mazda joint venture.

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