Published on March 6, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The Everus S1 1.3 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 67.800 yuan and ends at 77.800 yuan. The engine poops out 82hp and 116nm, sending power to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. Up until now the Everus S1 was only available with a 1.5.
Published on March 6, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The Carlsson CS50 Versailles has been launched on the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The CS50 is based on the Mercedes-Benz S600 and covered with 1000 sheets of gold leaf worth over a 250.000 USD. Carlsson says it takes 200 man-hours to fit the gold, an another 100 man-hours to gold-up the interior:
Published on March 5, 2014 by Joey Wang
The BMW 4 Series Cabriolet has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 676.000 yuan and ends at 808.000 yuan ($110.000 – 132.500). The 4 Series Cabriolet is available as the 245hp 428i and the 306hp 535i.
Launching the Cabriolet is a brave move by BMW as convertibles are not very popular in China due to the air pollution, noise, and traffic jams. Lately however car makers are moving more open cars to China, focusing their marketing on lifestyle and individualism things, which seems to work, especially down south where the skies are a bit warmer and sometimes a bit cleaner.
The BMW 4 Series Coupe was launched in November last year.
Published on March 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 super car debuted on the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the Agera R but comes with more power and more wings. The Agera One:1 has been developed especially for the Chinese market in close cooperation with FFF Automobile, China’s most famous super car broker and Koenigsegg dealer.
Published on March 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Visitors touch an electric car on the Shandong International Electric Car-bicycle and Spare Part Expo in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province. Sadly we didn’t go but we will next year because the expo looks like a lot of fun. Check logo in the back, a very neat copy of the Volvo logo, including the font and colors. The logo belongs to a company called ‘VIDOEV’, which is a subsidiary of the Shandong New Energy Automobile Corporation, which, confusingly, also runs a brand called ‘Wido’.
Published on March 3, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The JAC Heyue iEV4 has been launched on the China car market. The iEV4 is a small full-electric sedan. Price without subsidies is 169.800 yuan or 27.600 USD. State and local subsidies however bring price down to only 99.800 yuan or 16.200 yuan. Initially, the Heyue iEV4 will only be available in Shanghai and Anhui Province.
Published on March 3, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The Maxus G10 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 129.800 yuan and ends at 219.800 yuan. The G10 is the second car under the Maxus brand, which is owned by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). SAIC bought Maxus from the British LDV Group in 2010. The Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011.
Published on March 3, 2014 by Joey Wang
The KTM X-Bow GT has been launched on the China car market, priced at 1.35 million yuan or 220.000 USD. The X-Bow GT is the ‘civilized’ variant of the all-open KTM X-Bow, it comes with a windshield and a tiny bit of comfort. The X-Bow GT is street legal in China, making it one of the craziest cars in country.
Published on February 26, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The new Kia Shuma has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 179.800 yuan and ends at 226.800 yuan ($29.300 – 37.000). Happily, the Korean brand still knows how to launch a a new sporty car; with babes! The Kia Shuma, aka Kia K4 Koup, is one of the very few small sports cars on offer in China.
Published on February 26, 2014 by Joey Wang
The new third generation BMW X5 has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 877.000 yuan and ends at 1.77 million yuan ($143.000 – 290.000). BMW expects China to become the largest market for the X5 within five years. The range includes the xDrive35i with 306hp, the xDrive50i with 408hp, and most interestingly the xDrive30d; a 3.0 V6 diesel with 258hp and 560nm.