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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.