Published on December 11, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy Shots showing a new Volkswagen sedan testing in China. The vehicle has the front of a Golf and the back of a Skoda Octavia. Chinese sources say this is a new China-only Volkswagen sedan that will be positioned just above the China-only Volkswagen Octavia.
Published on December 9, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Skoda has released the first official pictures of the China-made Skoda Rapid Spaceback, the hatchback version of the Skoda Rapid sedan. The Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be launched on the China car market in early 2014. The Chinese name is Xindong, best translated as ‘Action-Move’.
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Published on December 4, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy Shots of the third generation Skoda Octavia testing in China, it will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014. The third-gen Octavia was launched on European markets early this year, but China still has to do with the second generation Skoda Octavia.
Published on November 28, 2013 by Joey Wang
Volkswagen has stated it will start mass production of electric cars in China in 2016. Volkswagen will make the electric cars at each of its two Chinese joint ventures; FAW-Volkswagen and Shanghai-Volkswagen. Which cars Volkswagen will built is yet unconfirmed but the rumor mill says the E-up! and the E-Golf will be the starters. The much publicized FAW-Volkswagen Kaili EV will remain a make-the-government-happy pilot project without any form of mass production.
Volkswagen reckons the market for electric cars in China will start to grow in the future, when fuel prices and anti-pollution measures will make the petrol-powered cars less popular.
Published on November 19, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Managing Director Jia Mingdi of the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture has told Chinese automotive media that the joint venture is talking with Volkswagen about the production in China of luxury SUV’s. Chinese media say he was referring to the Porsche Macan, the Porsche Cayenne, and the Volkswagen Touareg. They say that production of the Cayenne and Macan is set to start in 2015, and that production of the Touareg will start at a later time.
Published on November 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The stretched Skod Yeti has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 165.800 yuan and ends at 241.800 yuan. The Chinese Skoda Yeti is extended by eight centimeters in the middle for more space in the back. The Skoda Yeti is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.
Published on November 6, 2013 by Joey Wang
The Volkswagen Lavida is already the best-selling car in China, but Volkswagen still wants much more, and launched four new variants of the Volkswagen Lavida in one haul. The variants are the Volkswagen Lavida Sport, the Volkswagen Gran Lavida Sport, the Volkswagen Lavida Blue Motion and the Volkswagen Cross Lavida.
The Lavida Sport is a sporty variant of the the Volkswagen Lavida sedan. It comes with sporty bumpers, sporty alloys, sporty seats, and a miniscule wing at the back. Engines are unchanged: 130hp 1.4 turbo and a 104hp 1.6. Price for the Lavida Sport starts at 151.900 yuan and ends at 165.900 yuan.
Published on November 1, 2013 by Joey Wang
This is the new Volkswagen Cross Lavida, it will be launched in the China car market on November 5, price will start around 135.000 yuan. The Cross Lavida is a cross-themed variant of the Volkswagen Gran Lavida that was launched on the Chinese auto market in June. And the Lavida party isn’t over yet, as Volkswagen is working on a Gran Lavida Sport that will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November.
Published on November 1, 2013 by W.E. Ning
This is the new China-made Skoda Yeti, it will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November and it will be launched on the China car market just before the end of the year. The Chinese Skoda Yeti is stretched by eight centimeters in the middle for more space in the back. The Skoda Yeti is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.
Published on October 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first spy shots showing the new Volkswagen Gran Lavida Sport naked in China. The Gran Lavida Sport is a sporty variant of the Gran Lavida wagon which is based on the China-only Volkswagen Lavida sedan. The Sport comes with racy bumpers, racy alloys, a racy grille, and racy Gran Lavida Sport stickers.