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Spy Shots: Baojun 730 MPV, first pic of the interior

April 1, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Baojun 730 MPV, first pic of the interior

A leaked official picture of the interior of the Wuling Baojun730 MPV, which is set to debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show next month and launch on the China car market in the second half of this year. The photos shows the Baojun logo on the steering wheel, rather simple dials, a large screen in the center console, and a manual gearbox.

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Maxus G10 MPV hits the China car market

March 3, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Maxus G10 MPV hits the China car market

The Maxus G10 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 129.800 yuan and ends at 219.800 yuan. The G10 is the second car under the Maxus brand, which is owned by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). SAIC bought Maxus from the British LDV Group in 2010. The Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011.

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MG & Roewe working on New Engines in China

February 1, 2014 by Joey Wang

MG & Roewe working on New Engines in China

MG and Roewe, both owned by the Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation (SAIC) are developing a range of the engines in partnership with General Motors, which has the Shanghai-GM joint venture with SAIC. The engines will be used in current and future Roewe and MG cars, and will also be used in future China-made Buicks and Chevrolets.

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Roewe 950 to become Shanghai 950 (?)

January 6, 2014 by Joey Wang

Roewe 950 to become Shanghai 950 (?)

New rumors in the Chinese automotive press saying the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) wants to revive the once famous ‘Shanghai‘ brand. Media say that the first car to be Shanghaied is the slow-selling Roewe 950. To prove the facts the story comes with photos showing a Roewe 950 with Shanghai badges.

There is however a small problem with these photos: they are exactly two years old. They first appeared on the Chinese interwebs on January 6 2012, fueling similar rumors about the resurrection of the Shanghai brand, but that never happened.  In November 2012 we saw spy shots of a Roewe 750 with Shanghai badges, again with rumors about the Shanghai brand, but again nothing happened.

It is very well possible that SAIC is still considering reviving the brand. Rumors usually come from somewhere, but sure it is certainly not! We will keep an eye on new developments…

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Spy Shots: Shanghai-Maxus G10 MPV is Naked in China

July 8, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Shanghai-Maxus G10 MPV is Naked in China

New spy shots showing the upcoming Maxus G10 MPV all naked in China. The Maxus G10 debuted as a concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The production version is expected to debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September, and it will be launched on the China car market just before the end of this year.

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Spy Shots: Shanghai-Maxus G10 MPV testing in China

June 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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Spy shots showing the production version of the new Shanghai-Maxus G10 MPV testing in China. The Maxus G10 debuted as a concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The Maxus G10 is based on the Buick GL8 MPV that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.

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SAIC Motor profits up 10.5% in Q1

May 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning

SAIC Motor profits up 10.5% in Q1

SAIC Motor Corp reported a 10.54 percent increase in net profit in the first quarter to nearly 6.2 billion yuan on revenues of 145.2 billion yuan, a 17 percent rise from a year ago. The Chinese partner of Volkswagen and GM, which also owns MG and Roewe, sold about 1.34 million vehicles in the first three months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 17 percent. Via: ChinaDaily.

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Spy Shots: new Maxus MPV testing in China

March 5, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: new Maxus MPV testing in China

The very first spy shots of a new Maxus MPV testing in China. The Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation (SAIC) bought the rights to the Maxus name from the British LDV Group in 2010. The LDV-developed Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011. The new MPV however, is developed by SAIC.

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Shanghai Car Museum: the Shanghai SH761 parade car

December 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Shanghai Car Museum: the Shanghai SH761 parade car

This is the fantastic Shanghai SH761 parade car from the Shanghai Car Museum in Shanghai. It was made in 1970 and was used to show high ranking foreign visitors to the masses. The king or president would sit rather uncomfortable on a hydraulically lifted rear bench in the back of the vehicle. The ‘royal seat’ was so high that the curious populace could see all until the buttocks. The visitor was supposed to wave his hand and smile…

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China Car History: the Shanghai SH760A stretched limousine

December 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Shanghai SH760A stretched limousine

A lazy Sunday afternoon in Beijing, outside it is so dark is actually seems night. Some say new snow is on the way. No weather to venture to far from home, especially when I can write about cars. This is a beautiful stretched limousine based on the Shanghai SH760A sedan.

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