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Which Car Is This?

August 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

what car is this

Badge says 750 Li, a BMW font, that would be a Bimmer, right? Wrong! This is the…

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Lamborghini Aventador Hits Volkswagen Tiguan In China

August 8, 2016 by Joey Wang

Lamborghini Aventador Hits Volkswagen Tiguan In China

And there goes the next Lamborghini Aventador in China. They just keep crashing lately: burned, rain, rain, trash cart, woman, and with a taxi. The latest crash happened in a bridge near Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. A matte black Aventador bumped under the bumper of a Volkswagen Tiguan.

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First Tesla Autopilot Crash In China

August 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

First Tesla Autopilot Crash In China

More bad news for Tesla in China. Earlier today we heard that they cannot get enough Model X into the country, and now we have a serious crash with a Tesla Model S that had the Autopilot on.

The crash happened on a highway near Beijing. The accident was filmed by the dash cam on board the Tesla, and we have the movie:

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Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China

August 4, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China

A while ago I was honored with an invitation to visit the Hongqi ‘Red Flag’ factory museum, located in the FAW headquarters in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province. The museum is open on invitation only so getting in is very hard. I had been dreaming about the museum for years and last month it was finally my time. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

Hongqi is China’s oldest and most famous car brand. It is owned by First Auto Works, or FAW. Hongqi was founded in 1958. Today the brand makes two production cars: the Hongqi L5 and the Hongqi H7.

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Tesla Model X Crashed In China

July 29, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Tesla Model X Crashed In China

A brand new Tesla Model X has crashed in China, damaging the left-front fender, the bumper, headlight section, and the front suspension. The Model X was hit by a BYD F6 sedan on a crossing on an almost empty road in the city on Xinzheng near Zhengzhou in Henan Province.

The accident marks the first Model X crash in China. It happened around 19:00 on yesterday July 28. We don’t know whether the autopilot was on or not.

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Mansory Lamborghini Aventador Burns In China

July 26, 2016 by Joey Wang

Mansory Lamborghini Aventador Burns In China

More drama for the Lamborghini Aventador in China. We have seen a lot of them crashing recently, and today we got one burning. The accident happened when a spectacular Mansory Competition Aventador prowled over the streets of the great city of Hangzhou, and the engine suddenly caught fire.

The first photo was taken right after the car came to a stop, with the babe jumping out of the passenger door. She must feel hot.

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Work Report: A Visit To The Changchun International Auto Show

July 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Work Report: A Visit To The Changchun International Auto Show

Last week I went to the Changchun International Auto Show (aka Auto Changchun) in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, in the Dongbei. The biannual event is one of the larger second-tier shows, and extra interesting because Changchun is also home to First Auto Works (FAW).

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Chinese Man In Homemade Porsche Stopped By Police

July 22, 2016 by Joey Wang

Chinese Man In Homemade Porsche Stopped By Police

Police in the great southern city of Zhuhai stopped a 34-year old man in a homemade Porsche and fined him a hefty 4500 yuan ($675) for driving an unregistered vehicle. They also deducted six points (out of 12) from his driving license, which the man actually had.

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Eye To Eye With the Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz S500L Pullman limousine

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz

Last month the Shanghai Municipal Government auctioned off eight ultra rare Dynasty 1000 W140 Mercedes-Benz S500L Pullman limousines, and one of those cars ended up at a second hand dealer in the great city of Changchun, and that is where I found it.

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Top 10 Best Selling SUVs In China In June

July 14, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Top 10 Best Selling SUVs In China In June

The Chinese car market is back in shape. Sales of passenger cars rose by 17.7% year on year to 1.78 million in June, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). China manufactured 2.05 million vehicles last month, up 10.45% year on year.

In the first six months output and sales rose 6.47% and 8.14% year on year to 12.89 million and 12.83 million units. SUV sales continued their stellar growth but the combined sales of the Top 10 saw a small dip, dropping from 191,830 units in May to 189,130 units in June.

This month’s Biggest Winner is the Honda CR-V and the Biggest loser the Honda XR-V. Some brands just got it all. Here is the Top 10:

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