The Zotye T600 2.0T has been launched on the Chinese car market, powered by a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed DCT sending horses to the front wheels. Output is 177hp and 250nm. Price for the Zotye T600 2.0T starts at 123.800 yuan and ends at 135.800 yuan.
The China-built Range Rover Evoque has been officially launched on the Chinese car market. The Range Rover Evoque is manufactured in China by the Chery-JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) joint venture. The Evoque is just in time as its evil Chinese clone is expected to launch in April.
The Mercedes-Maybach S400 4Matic & S600 have been launched on the Chinese car market. China is the first country worldwide to get the resurrected Maybach brand, underscoring the vast importance of the Chinese market for luxury car makers. Mercedes-Benz expects China to become the largest market worldwide for Maybach from the very beginning.
The Audi A3 Limousine has been launched on the Chinese car market. ‘Limousine’ is the Chinese name for the Audi A3 sedan, just marketing fuzzy-wuzzy, as it has exactly the same size as the European A3 sedan. Price starts at 205.900 yuan and ends at 296.700 yuan.
The Yema T70 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, one full month earlier than expected. The Yema T70 is the first all-new Yema passenger car since 2008, standing on a new platform and powered by new engines. Design is a curious mix combining influences from Range Rover, Volkswagen and Audi. Price starts at 79.800 yuan and ends at 118.800, cheap enough to make the eager Yema dealers happy.
The Ford Mustang has been launched in China, marking the first time the iconic American muscle car of officially available on the Chinese car market. For now, the only available engine is the turbocharged 2.3 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost. The 5.0 V8 GT will be launched later this year, and the 3.7 liter V6 won’t be available in China.
The BYD Tang SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, and it is coming with a bang. Best news first: the total combined output of the plug-in hybrid-electric power train is 505hp and 820nm, much more than announced earlier. The output makes the BYD Tang one of the most powerful SUV’s and the most powerful hybrid SUV in the world.
Price is aggressive too. Initially, BYD will sell only two limited-edition models: the Tang Limited, seen above, a dare-to-be-first edition limited to only 98 cars. It comes with red alloys, a dressed up interior and special badges. Price is set at 300.000 yuan or 48.256 USD.
The new Peugeot 508 sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market, giving Peugeot a credible competitor in the hotly competed mid-size sedan segment in China. Price starts at 173.700 yuan and ends at 269.700 yuan ($28.000 – 43.460). The Peugeot 508 is manufactured in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture, alongside the Citroen C5.
The Venucia T70 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, moving the Venucia brand into the lucrative compact SUV segment in China for the first time. Price for the Venucia T70 SUV starts at 89.800 yuan and ends at 127.800 yuan ($14.480 – 20.610). Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, selling relatively cheap cars based on Nissan platforms.