The good old Chang’an BenBen has been replaced by two new cars, this BenBen Mini and it’s sistercar the BenBen Love. The Love is basically just a facelifted old BenBen and will be available as a cheaper alternative next to this really new Mini. The little cars are very popular among first car buyers who might want to try a Chang’an-Suzuki Swift as their next vehicle.
Greatwall Motors has a new child and it is called ‘M2’. Is it a boy or a girl? Well, they call it a ‘crossover’ so it is a bit of both. It is made for ‘urban’ people, those are a cool lot who buy their sofa’s at Ikea. Ikea is hip in China. The M2 is based on Greatwall’s Coolbear, that car’s design is ‘based’ on a Unintended Accelerating vehicle from Japan.
A new Chery fell from the tree, meet the Fulwin 2 sedan. In Chinese it is called 风云, Fengyun, which literally means ‘windcloud’ but is used to describe a hard wind or storm. The English name ‘Fulwin’ comes from ‘full wind’. The old Seat based Fulwin was known in some markets as ‘Fulwin’ and as ‘Fengyun’ in others. When the new Fulwin was still only a prototype Chery called it ‘Storm 2’ in English. Chery likes confusion among its foreign customers, anyway: this is the Fulwin 2 until Chery changes the name again.
BYD Automotive cannot stop throwing sedans at the market and why would they, the F3 and F6 are selling like hot rice. This new G3 will slot right in between those two cars, it is based on the F3 but is more luxurious in look and feel.