Wuling is working on a new city EV, called City Car. It has a distinctive BMW i3 taste, especially on the sides. The Wuling City Car will debut as a concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, the production version is expected to hit the Chinese electric car market in 2015.
Wuling is working on a new large MPV. It will be available in seven and nine seat configurations. Power will come from a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 107hp. The engine will have to work hard because this is a big car: 5090mm/1780mm/1925mm, wheelbase is 3205. The new van is expected to debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.
A leaked official picture of the interior of the WulingBaojun730 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.