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Spy Shots: Fiat Viaggio hatchback seen testing in China

October 22, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Fiat Viaggio hatchback seen testing in China

New spy shots of the Fiat Viaggio hatchback testing in China. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November and it will be launched on the China car market just before the end of the year. The Viaggio hatchback is based on the Fiat Viaggio sedan which is basically the same car as the Italian-American Dodge Dart.

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Spy Shots: Fiat Viaggio hatchback testing in China

September 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Fiat Viaggio hatchback testing in China

The best spy shot so far of the upcoming Fiat Viaggio hatchback. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market in early 2014. The Viaggio hatchback is based on the Fiat Viaggio sedan which is basically the same car as the Dodge Dart.

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New Jeep Cherokee will hit the China car market in September

July 5, 2013 by Joey Wang

New Jeep Cherokee will hit the China car market in September

The new Jeep Cherokee will be launched on the China car market in early September. Price will start around 350.000 yuan or 56.000 US dollar. The Jeep Cherokee will be imported into China until local production at the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture starts late next year.

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New Jeep Cherokee gets a Chinese name; Liberty Light

April 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

New Jeep Cherokee gets a Chinese name; Liberty Light

The new Jeep Cherokee, which Chinese car buyers find ugly too, will have its China-debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Its Chinese name is Ziyou Guan, 自由光. Interestingly, ‘Ziyou’ means ‘liberty’, as in ‘Jeep Liberty’, the predecessor of the new Cherokee, which was never sold in China.

Guan means ‘light (of the sun)’, bringing the meaning of the whole name to a poetic ‘Liberty Light’. The good old Jeep Cherokee XJ, which was made in China by the Beijing-Jeep joint venture, was simply called Qinuoji, which was a meaningless phonetic translation of ‘Cherokee’.

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Spy Shots: Fiat is working on a Viaggio Wagon for China

April 10, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Fiat is working on a Viaggio Wagon for China

Fiat seems to be working on a wagon-version of the Fiat Viaggio sedan, which is basically the same car as the American Dodge Dart. A drawing that popped up on the Chinese interwebs, likely leaked from a Fiat-product presentation, shows a sleek looking wagon-like bodywork. Not for luggage, all for style, which might appeal very well to young ‘n hip Chinese car buyers.

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New general manager for Guangzhou-Fiat

March 7, 2013 by Joey Wang

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Guangzhou-Fiat has appointed a new general manager, John Burton, as of March 1 replacing Jack Cheng. Burton has nearly 20 years of experience under his belt running plants for General Motors in Poland, Germany and Britain. Most recently, he was in charge of green field projects for GM in Detroit.

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The new Jeep Cherokee; Chinese reactions

February 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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The new Jeep Cherokee sent the interwebs into a frenzy, the new design is extremely polarizing with most people hating it. Autoblog.com received a record 877 comments on their first story on the new Cherokee, Jalopnik got 554 comments, MotorTrend 136 and TTAC deleted their first article because they were afraid of Chrysler’s embargo.

China has a strong interest in the Jeep Cherokee. The new Cherokee will be produced in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture starting next year, and the much-missed Cherokee XJ was made in China by Beijing-Jeep from 1984 to 2009.

One of the biggest automotive portals in China, Autohome.com.cn, got 1146 comments on their first story on the new Cherokee, and what did they say..?

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Spy Shots: new Jeep Cherokee testing in China

February 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new Jeep Cherokee testing in China

New spy shots from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China. The 2014 Cherokee is the successor of the Jeep Liberty, which was the successor of the original Cherokee. The new Cherokee is based on the platform that also underpins the Dodge Dart and the China-made Fiat Viaggio.

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Spy Shots: 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China

January 23, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China

The first spy shot of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China. The 2014 Cherokee is the successor of the Jeep Liberty, which was the successor of the original Cherokee. The new Cherokee is based on the platform that also underpins the Dodge Dart and the China-made Fiat Viaggio.

The 2014 Cherokee will be made in the US and in China. Production in the US will start this spring. Production in China is expected to start late next year at the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture, until then the Cherokee will be imported from the US.

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Guangzhou Auto signs deal with Fiat to build Jeeps in China

January 18, 2013 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou Auto signs deal with Fiat to build Jeeps in China

Guangzhou Automobile Group has signed an agreement with Italian manufacturer Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group LLC subsidiary to build and sell more vehicles, including Jeeps, in China. The companies said their deal was signed at Chrysler’s headquarters in Detroit on Tuesday, during the North American International Auto Show.

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