Published on November 7, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Roewe E50 EV was launched on the Chinese car market yesterday for 234.900 yuan or 37.600 USD. ChinaDaily reports today that green-car subsidies can get the price down with 100.000 yuan, or 16.000 USD. That leaves a ‘real price’ of 134.900 yuan or 21.600 USD. The E50 suddenly sounds like a much better deal…
Published on November 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Roewe E50 EV has been launched on the Chinese car market, price is 234.900 yuan, or 37.600 USD. Not cheap for such a small vehicle, but it is only the second proper electric car on the China auto market after the BYD e6 which was launched in October last year. Various subsidies will get the price down a bit but SAIC hasn’t named a number.
Published on November 2, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The new Roewe 950 was launched on the Chinese auto market in April but the old Roewe 750 still soldiers on. New spy shots show a 750 wearing Shanghai-badges, indicating SAIC wants to sell the 750 under the yet to be resurrected Shanghai-brand. Much earlier on we saw spy shots from a Roewe 950 wearing Shanghai badges but it hasn’t be launched yet.
Published on October 19, 2012 by Joey Wang
The Roewe E50 EV will be launched on the Chinese auto market on November 2. The market for electric cars is however very small in China so Roewe only plans to sell 1000 cars over 2013. The electric motor has 63hp, maximum speed is 130km/h, range is 190km. Fast charging takes 30 minutes for 80%. No number available yet on charging on 220v, which the market needs to know, since there are next-to-zero fast charging station in China. Via: Autohome.
Published on October 10, 2012 by Joey Wang
The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Roewe E50 EV, aka Roewe E1. Production will start later this month but it won’t be ‘mass production’ exactly, Roewe aims at selling a mere 1000 vehicles over 2013. Most of those will go to government sponsored trial projects around Shanghai, making the E50 no more than a sorta test case, just like so many other Chinese made electric vehicles.
Published on August 6, 2012 by W.E. Ning
Surprising pics of the new Roewe 550, parked in some kinda booth in what appears to be the Shanghai subway. Somebody must have made a mistake at Roewe because the facelifted 550 hasn’t officially debuted yet. The new 550 is expected to be launched on the China car market in September but it so arrived a bit too early. We don’t mind…
Published on July 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Seen in a shop in Beijing which is frequently visited by foreigners. A Chinese company offers a Roewe 750 for rent, describing the poor car as ‘British Old Fashion’. That must hurt! SAIC bought the rights to the Rover 75 in 2005 when its design was already six years old. Today it is 14 years and that is very old fashioned indeed. Production of the Roewe 750 continues until today, the new Roewe 950 is a much bigger and more expensive car and not really a replacement. A true new 750 still needs to be born, SAIC better hurry up a bit…
Published on July 11, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy shots from a souped up Roewe 350. The medium-sized and normally rather boring sedan will get a 1.5 turbo under the bonnet, mated to a six-speed manual. That is very good! Output is 135hp and 200nm. No performance claims yet but this package must be good for some 220km/h.
Published on June 26, 2012 by Joey Wang
New spy shots show a Roewe 550 with a DCT, it will be mated to the 1.8 turbo that poops out 160hp and 215nm. Chinese media say the 550 DCT will be available before the end of this year. The same media are however a bit confused about which 550 will get the DCT first.
Published on May 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the Roewe 550 plug-in hybrid, it has been in development for some two years but will finally hit the Chinese car market late this year. The car on pics is a test mule based around the facelifted 550 which will be launched in September. On earlier spy shots we saw a 550 hybrid based around the current car, indicating development took longer than expected.