Published on October 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A lightly camouflaged Buick Excelle sedan, seen on the bed of a truck on a highway near Shanghai by reader & master spy Chiprdan, thank you for the picture! What GM is hiding is yet unclear. The Buick Excelle received a facelift in February so another facelift seems unlikely. Earlier spy shots pointed at the possibility of a new engine.
Published on September 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The facelifted Buick Regal has been launched on the China car market. The ceremony, yesterday evening in Shanghai, was loaded with happy-dancing foreigners and Chinese men in black suits, showing once again how the Shanghai-GM joint venture brings different cultures closer together. Read more »
Published on September 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese factory workers got it wrong again, check this red Chevrolet Cruez sedan, seen on a crappy road in east Beijing. Most workers don’t speak any English so sometimes they just fuzz up the words, and most car buyers won’t realise something is wrong, because their English ain’t that good either.
The Chevrolet Cruez is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, and that’s the same Shanghai as in the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture, where workers make the Volkswagen Passta. But Shanghai isn’t alone, check this Suzuki Smift.
Published on September 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A beautiful Buick Regal, seen on the Wufang Tianya Automobile Parts City in east Beijing. The fine vehicle was wrapped in a matte blue wrap, and further sexed up by tiger-print wrapped mirrors, black windows, and fantastic seven-spoke alloys in matte gold.
Published on September 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy shots showing an undisguised Cadillac ATS sedan in China. The Cadillac ATS will be launched on the Chinese car market late this year, price will start around 300.000 yuan.The ATS will be imported into China until local production begins in early 2015.
Published on September 19, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the facelifted Buick Regal doing some final tests in China. Debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market around the same time. The facelift brings the China-made Regal back in line with the US-spec Regal, but the Chinese versions has a bit more chrome on the grille, catering for China’s taste for bling.
Published on September 18, 2013 by Joey Wang
The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 115.900 yuan and ends at 149.900 yuan. The Cruze hatchback will be made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture that also makes the Chevrolet Cruze sedan.
Published on August 20, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the facelifted Chevrolet Sail sedan testing in China, it will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014, alongside the facelifted Chevrolet Sail hatchback. The facelift includes a new grille, new lights, new bumpers, and an updated interior.
Published on July 31, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy shots showing the new Baojun 630 hatchback testing in China, it will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market in the early 2014. The Baojun 630 hatchback is based on the Baojun 630 sedan and they are both based on the platform of the Buick Excelle. Read more »
Published on July 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy shots showing a new Baojun MPV testing in China. Baojun is a sub-brand of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture. The latter makes commercial minivans and mini-MPV’s under the Wuling-brand. Baojun is a slightly more up-market brand focused on cheap passenger cars.
The new Baojin MPV will be based on the existing Wuling Hongguang mini-MPV. The Baojun variant will be a bit more luxurious inside and out.