Archive for the ‘Shanghai-Roewe’ Category
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 Feyter
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 Feyter
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 Feyter
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.
Published on May 15, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Spy shots of the upcoming Roewe 350 Turbo. Power will be 135hp, a decent hike compared with the standard engine’s 109hp. The same 1.5 turbo will also serve in the MG5 hatchback which stands on the same platform as the 350. The MG5 Turbo was spotted testing last month.
Published on April 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The Roewe E50 has arrived at the exhibition hall for the Beijing Auto Show, it will debut on Monday but we can’t wait that long… The E50 is a small EV that will be listed on the China car market in October.
Published on April 19, 2012 by Joey Wang
The best spy shots so far of the production version of the Roewe E50 EV, it will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next week and it will be listed on the China car market in October. Roewe plans to make only a 1000 E50′s in 2012, price without subsidies will be some 300.000 yuan.
Published on April 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The new Roewe 950 has been officially listed & priced on the China car market. Price starts at 188.900 yuan and ends at 319.900 yuan. The 950 is Roewe’s biggest car so far, positioned above the outgoing 750 which was based on the ancient Rover 75. Roewe however still can’t do it alone; the 950 is based on the Buick Lacrosse which is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.