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Spy Shots: Hongqi H7 ‘Blue Way’ plug-in hybrid testing in China

December 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Hongqi H7 'Blue Way' plug-in hybrid testing in China

New Spy Shots of the Hongqi H7 Blue Way (blue = green) testing in China. The H7 Blue Way is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of the Hongqi H7 sedan. The Hongqi H7 Blue Way, formerly known simply as H7 PHEV, has been under development since 2012 (!) and will finally hit the Chinese car market in early 2016 after much delay.

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FAW Besturn B30 hits the Chinese car market

November 25, 2015 by W.E. Ning

FAW Besturn B30 hits the Chinese car market

The Besturn B30 sedan for China has been launched on the Chinese car market, featuring an impressive blingeding grille and sporty five-spoke alloys. Price for the Besturn B30 starts at 69.800 yuan and ends at 92.800 yuan, and that is a bit more expensive than expected.

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Spy Shots: this is the new FAW Senya R7 SUV for China

November 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: this is the new FAW Senya R7 SUV for China

This is the new FAW Senya R7 SUV for China, it will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this week and launch on the Chinese car market in 2016. The FAW Senya R7 SUV has been trough four names during its development process; previously being known as the FAW R020, the FAW R20, and the Junpai D80.

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Spy Shots: the interior of the Hongqi LS5 SUV for China

October 23, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: the interior of the Hongqi LS5 SUV for China

A sensational Spy Shot of the interior of the production version of the Honqi LS5, the first SUV for China’s famous Hongqi brand. Very impressive looks, with loads of beige leather and dark red wood. A large touch screen in the center and an all-digital instrument cluster in front of the wheel.

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This is the Besturn B30 sedan for China

October 22, 2015 by W.E. Ning

This is the Besturn B30 sedan for China

This is the new Besturn B30 sedan for China, featuring an impressive blingeding grille and sporty five-spoke alloys. The Besturn B30 will be launched on the Chinese car market in November. Price will start around 60.000 yuan and end around 80.000 yuan. The B30 debuted in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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China Car History: the lone Hongqi HQ3 Parade Car

October 20, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the lone Hongqi HQ3 Parade Car

Today in China Car History a very special car: this is the mighty Hongqi HQ3 parade car, based on the Hongqi HQ3 sedan, which was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta. The transformation started with deleting the entire roof, and continued with stretching the car by 30 centimeter, strengthening the windshield, adding a parade handlebar, and putting flags on the fenders.

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Spy Shots: Hongqi LS5 is a big white SUV in China

October 20, 2015 by Joey Wang

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The very first Spy Shots of the production version of the Honqi LS5 SUV. Trial production started in September and debut is scheduled for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November with a launch on the Chinese car market in the first quarter 0f 2016.

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China Car History: the V8 powered Hongqi CA630 VIP minibus

October 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the V8 powered Hongqi CA630 VIP minibus

Today in China Car History the massively impressive Hongqi CA630, a VIP minibus from China powered by a big V8 petrol engine. The CA630 was born in the great year of 1980 and lived on until 1987. The bus features a heavily chromed grille flanked by two headlights on each side. The white blue example on the first photo dates from 1982. I found her in near perfect condition in the Dalian Classic Car Museum.

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Spy Shots: FAW Junpai D80 SUV is Almost Ready for China

October 5, 2015 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: FAW Junpai D80 SUV is Almost Ready for China

The best Spy Shots so far of the new FAW Junpai D80 SUV, looking almost ready for its launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. The Junpai D80, previously known as the FAW R20, is a new sub compact SUV for China. ‘Junpai’ is a new brand under First Auto Works (FAW). Their first car, the Junpai D60 SUV, was launched in October.

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Patent Applied: the Hongqi LS5 SUV for China

September 18, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Patent Applied: the Hongqi LS5 SUV for China

Patent drawings of the upcoming Hongqi LS5 SUV for China. The LS5 debuted in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show, and trial production started earlier this month. The patent drawings show a few differences with the concept car; most notable the applaudable addition of decent roof rails, wider side bars, bigger mirrors, bigger wheels, and different alloys.

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