The new Chevrolet Cruze has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 109.900 yuan and ends at 169.900 yuan. The new Cruze is the same car as the North American Cruze and will replace the Chinese Cruze. It is made in China by Shanghai-GM.
The brand new Guangzhou AutoTrumpchi GA8 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 169.800 yuan and ends at 299.800 yuan. The Trumpchi GA8 is the new flagship of the Trumpchi range, and the largest and most expensive vehicle they have ever made.
The new DongfengFengxing SX6 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 69.900 yuan and ends at 102.900 yuan. The Fengxing SX6, featuring a prominent grille with a lot of shine, is the largest car under the Fengxing brand so far, positioned above the Fengxing S500 MPV.
The new Hanteng X7 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, and that means we now have four X-Sevens in China; the Hanteng X7, the Lifan Maiwai X7, the Landwind X7, and the upcoming Zotye Damai X7. Design of the Hanteng X7 is a tad too close to the Volkswagen Touareg, with some BMW and Audi thrown into the mix. Not bad, but pretty generic.
The new Dongfeng Fengshen A9 has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 177,900 yuan and ends at 219,700 yuan. The Fengshen A9 is the new flagship of the Dongfeng brand, a full-size sedan based on the PSA EMP2 platform that will also underpin the Citroen C6 and Citroen DS9 sedans.
Alibaba and SAIC have jointly launched an ‘Internet Car’ in China, Alibaba says. The term internet car refers to the Internet of Things (IoT) where everything is connected; your smartphone with your car, your car with your home, and your home with your phone.
Alibaba has nothing to do with the actual car. It was designed and developed by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). It is marketed under SAIC’s Roewe brand and sold via Roewe’s existing dealer network.
The DongfengFengguang 580 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 72.900 yuan and ends at 99.999 yuan, no kidding. The Fengguang 580 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. It has become a solid looking compact SUV with a big shiny grille and tiny tiny wheels.
The new Cowin X3 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 66.600 yuan and ends at 96.900 yuan. The Cowin X3 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. It has become a fine looking little car, not over-styled like so many local Chinese stuff, with simple lines making for a fine balance. Weird alloys with red brakes are very good.
The new Mazda CX-4 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 140.800 yuan and ends at 215.800 yuan. The CX-4 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show and it is arguably one of the most beautiful crossovers ever designed. It is China-only for now, but Mazda hasn’t ruled out export to other countries.
Change is moving into the booming mini pickup truck market with the single cab Furuida K21 and the double cab Furuida K22. They cost next to nothing. Price starts at 36.900 yuan and ends at 40.900 yuan. Power comes from a tiny 1.2 liter four-cylinder petrol engine. Output is 88hp and 112nm.