Archive for the ‘Zongxing’ Category
Published on May 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
More good news about Zhongxing (ZX Auto). Production of the Urban Ark has begun, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in June. The Urban Ark debuted as two-concepts on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, price will start around 60.000 yuan.
Zhongxing calls the Urban Ark, which is by far the best English name for a Chinese car we have heard so far, an ‘AUV’, which stands for ‘Activity Utility Vehicle’.
Published on May 17, 2013 by Joey Wang
Guangzhou Automobile Corporation (GAC, aka Guangzhou Auto) and Zhongxing Automobile (ZX Auto) have announced a strategic partnership. The pair will work together to develop a new generation of small and medium-sized vehicles, and they will develop a new series of green cars.
Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
New pictures of the production version of the Zhongxing Urban Ark, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China auto market in the second half of this year. Price will range from 70.000 to 90.000 yuan. Weird green-ish paint job doesn’t do the Urban Ark much good, the vehicle loox much better in primary colors such as red, black or blue.
Published on February 8, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
These are the very first pictures of the production version of the Zhongxing Urban Ark, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China auto market in the second half of this year. Price will range from 70.000 to 90.000 yuan.
Published on October 11, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Zhongxing is working on a new pickup truck, called the ‘Tiger TUV’ (威虎 TUV, Weihu TUV). What TUV stands for is yet unknown but we think it might be Truck Utility Vehicle or maybe ‘Tiger Utility Vehicle’. The TUV is likely based on the Tiger F1 pickup truck which became kinda famous on the Beijing Auto Show last April when Zhongxing used imagaed from the Lybian war to promote the vehicle.
Published on June 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The facelifted Zhongxing Tiger G3 has been launched on the Chinese car market. There is only one and it costs 71.800 yuan. Power comes from a 2.8 diesel engine with 100hp and 235nm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Published on April 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Amazing propaganda, or good salesmanship, today at the Beijing Auto Show. Chinese automaker Zhongxing showed images of the Libyan civil war on a giant screen behind its new Weihu pickup truck. The connection: Zhongxing was world news in August last year when television showed Libyan rebels conquering the country in older Zhongxing pickup trucks. The footage was widely shown on Chinese TV, websites and printed media. Zhongxing took note and used the images to promote their ‘stronger than war’ vehicles.
Published on April 23, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The new Zhongxing Urban Ark debuted today at the Beijing Auto Show, yez, the English name is Urban Ark indeed and that means Zhongxing has hereby won the ‘price for the best weird name’ at the show this year. Congrats Zhongxing! Things however get much better, because there wasn’t just one Urban Ark, there were two. The Urban Ark on the first pic was code named C12, we have seen it around on spy shots a couple of times.
Published on April 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
This is the new Zhongxing Urban Ark, a small SUV that will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next week. The Urban Ark already wins my prize for the best named car. Congrats! But!, ‘Urban Ark’ is literally translated from its Chinese name,都市方舟. Zhongxing, aka ZTE Auto, might still use a different English name. If they do, they loose the prize, except for sure when the other name is even better…
Published on April 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
New spy shots from the upcoming Zhongxing (aka ZTE Auto) C11 Crossover testing in China and fortunately it still got its funky front instead of a completely different front we saw on some renderings in February, that car is probably a different vehicle based on the same platform.