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Spy Shots: Wuling-Baojun MPV testing in China

Published on October 16, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Wuling-Baojun MPV testing in China

New spy shots of the new Wuling-Baojun MPV, is will be launched on the China car market sometime in 2014. Baojun is an entry level brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 33.3% stake. The other partners are SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automotive.

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Wuling Baojun 630 will be exported to Africa as the Chevrolet Optra

Published on October 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Wuling Baojun 630 will be exported to Africa as the Chevrolet Optra

The Wuling Baojun 630 sedan will be exported to North African markets from 2014, rebadged as ‘Chevrolet Optra’.

Baojun is an entry level brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 33.3% stake. The other partners are SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automotive.

The Baojun 630 sedan is based on the Shanghai-GM Buick Excelle. The 630 is available with a 112hp 1.5 and a 143hp 1.8, both petrol. GM will likely also offer a diesel version for Africa. Baojun is currently working on a hatchback variant of the 630, which is expected to make the move to North Africa as well.

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Patent Applied: Chevrolet Spin MPV to come to China

Published on October 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Patent Applied: Chevrolet Spin MPV to come to China

GM has applied for patent on the Chevrolet Spin for the China car market. We knew she was coming; back in February we saw the first Spin testing on Chinese roads. The Spin will be launched on China in 2014, debut is expected for the Beijing Auto Show in April next year.

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Spy Shots: lightly camouflaged Buick Excelle on a Truck in China

Published on October 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: lightly camouflaged Buick Excelle on a Truck in China

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.

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Facelifted Buick Regal launched on the China car market

Published on September 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Facelifted Buick Regal launched on the China car market

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 »

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Spotted in China: Chevrolet Cruez

Published on September 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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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.

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Buick Regal is matte blue in China

Published on September 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Buick Regal is matte blue in China

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.

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Spy Shots: Cadillac ATS arrives in China

Published on September 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Cadillac ATS arrives in China

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.

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Spy Shots: facelifted Buick Regal testing in China

Published on September 19, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelifted Buick Regal testing in China

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.

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Chevrolet Cruze hatchback hits the China car market

Published on September 18, 2013 by Joey Wang

Chevrolet Cruze hatchback hits the China car market

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.

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