The new Merceds-Benz SL has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 1.23 million yuan and ends at 1.55 million yuan. Lone engine is the 3.6 six-cylinder with 316hp and 360nm. The more powerful V8 and V12 versions, including the AMG’s, will arrive later. This sixth generation R231 is only the second SL-series that is officially exported to China, the first was the 2002-20012 R230. Via: Autohome.
The new Kia K3 has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 102.800 yuan and ends at 149.800 yuan. The Kia K3 debuted in August on the Chengdu Auto Show, it is made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture.
The Citroen C4 Cross has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 111.800 yuan and ends ate 112.800 yuan. The C4 Cross is a cross-thing-car based on the Citroen C4 hatchback, it is made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture and arrives on the market when the Chinese cross-craze is starting to subside.
The Buick encore has been launched on the Chinese car market, price starts at 149.900 yuan and ends at 196.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.4 tyrbi four-cylinder with 140hp and 200nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Power goes to the front wheels on the cheapest cars and to all four wheels on the most expensive versions. The Buick Encore is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, and it will soon be accompanied by the Chevrolet Trax. Via: Autohome.
The facelifted Honda Accord has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 202.800 yuan and ends at 236.800 yuan. The facelift includes a new grille, new head lights, new rear lights and new bumpers. The Accord is made in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture.
For killing all and everything. This is the Norinco 8M Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), very armored and very dangerous. I first met it on an police equipment exhibition in Shanghai where it was parked inside a hall surrounded by all kinda crap so I never got a good shot. Fortunately I met the monster again at a rescue equipment exhibition in Beijing.
This is the mighty Sinopa SS80M-JY01A amphibious truck from China, seen on a rescue equipment show in Beijing. The SS80M is designed for rescue services and for the tourism sector. It loox kinda fuzzy but it is a big machine; 8 meters long, 2.5 wide and 3.5 high.
The facelifted Mazda 2 hatchback has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 75.800 yuan and ends at 101.800 yuan. The facelift includes a new grille, new front lights, a new front bumper and a huge screen in the center console.
The Audi A1 Sportback (aka A1 five-door) has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Audi celebrated the launch with a small party yesterday evening which featured the kinda famous Taiwanese singer ‘Ms. Elva‘, and some strange male dancers.
The new Aston Martin Vanquish has arrived in China. One red example was airplaned into Guangzhou for a private ‘viewing party’ where taking photo’s was now allowed. Still, our spies managed to get one snap! The Vanquish is powered by the good old 6.0 V12 that has been tuned up to 565hp (almost 600), top speed is 295km/h (almost 300).