Today in China Car History and Spotted in China a beautiful black Hongqi HQ430 sedan, seen on a rainy day in easy Beijing. It was in super shape and carries a license plate from Jilin province with the ultra rare sequence of 9990.
The Hongqi HQ430 was a variant of the Hongqi HQ3 series, manufactured from 2006 until 2010. The HQ3 was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta.
The Toyota Vios FS has been launched on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, showing that Toyota just can’t stop making ever more uglier cars. The Vios FS is the hatchback version of the Chinese-market Vios sedan. The Vios FS, formerly known as the Vios 3, is expected to go on sale in early 2017.
Strange things are happening at Toyota in China. Yesterday we saw the first photos of the Yaris sedan, set to launch three years after the Yaris hatchback. And today we have the Vios hatchback, set to launch… three years after the Vios sedan arrived. Stranger still; it will be called the ‘Vios 3’. And like the Yaris and the Vios sedan, the Vios 3 hatchback is decidedly unpretty.
This is the crazy Ranz RF-EA1 concept car, as it was launched on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. Design is brilliant, a futuristic four-door coupe shape with a large greenhouse, air ducts in the rear fenders, and an absolute eye catching V-shaped grille with a the Ranz logo in emerald green.
A beautiful black Toyota Crown sedan, Spotted in China on a windy road in Beijing. The good Crown has been lowered to the max for low riding madness, and is further sexed up with a black grille, black windows, an extra shiny Crown crown badge, and…
A beautiful black Hongqi HQ300 sedan, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in the far eastern suburbs of Beijing. The good old ‘Qi was is superb shape, smooth paint and shiny chrome, completely original, nothing missing or broken, and not a spat of rust in sight.
A totally cool Toyota Corolla sedan, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in faraway east Beijing. The good Toyota was wrapped in an eye killing shiny purple wrap, and further prettied up with a hefty body kit, a black grille, a partly black bumper, a black roof, darkened windows, and racy tires with shiny alloys and a red hub.
This is the new Toyota Crown sedan for China, scheduled for launch on the Chinese car market on March 12. The Toyota Crown is manufactured in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. It is based on the Japan-only sixth generation Toyota Crown Majesta, but comes with a different front.
A totally top Toyota Reiz sedan, Spotted in China just outside the eastern section of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The good Toyota is lowered to the max for those low riding nights, and further too’d up with a virgin white paint job, black windows, a black B-pillar, an extra shiny ‘Mark X’ grille, a badass body kit with a super low front spoiler, and racy tires with ready-to-pit five-twin spoke alloys.