All the new cars on the Chinese market.

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Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series hits the Chinese car market

May 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series was finally launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 215.800 yuan. On pics an early bird I met last week in a street not far from my home in Beijing. Biggest surprise: the Beijing Auto-developed 1.8 turbo is immediately available, earlier on we heard it would become available only late this year.

The Shenbao D-Series is based on the first-generation Saab 9-5, Beijing Auto bought the rights to the first generation Saab 9-3 and 9-5 in 2009 from General Motors, by then the owner of Saab. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo engines. Buyers can choose between a traditional grille with four bars or the slightly more sporty 2-bar combination.

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New Bentley Continental Flying Spur hits the Chinese car market

May 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

New Bentley Continental Flying Spur hits the Chinese car market

The new Bentley Continental Flying Spur has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 4.05 million and ends at 4.35 million yuan. The pictures of this particular Flying Spur were shot at the Shanghai Auto Show where the new Bentley had its China-debut. Interestingly, Bentley is using the rather childish hashtags (#NewFlying Spur) in China too. The hashtags however are not very useful in China because Twitter and Google+ are inaccessible.

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Beijing Auto E-series sedan hits the Chinese car market

May 3, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto E-series sedan hits the Chinese car market

The Beijing Auto E-series sedan has been launched, with some delay, on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 87.800 yuan. The Beijing Auto E-series sedan is based on the E-series hatchback that hit the market in March 2012.

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Mini Paceman hits the Chinese car market

May 2, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Mini Paceman hits the Chinese car market

The Mini Paceman has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 339.000 yuan and ends at 389.000 yuan. The Paceman is powered by a 120hp 1.6 or a 184hp 1.6 turbo. The arrival of the Paceman means the whole Mini-range is now available in China for the very first time.

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Opel Insignia Sports Tourer hits the Chinese auto market

April 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Opel Insignia Sports Tourer hits the Chinese auto market

The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, a wagon, has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 325.000 yuan and ends at 375.000 yuan. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is imported into China and thus very expensive. The Insignia sedan is made locally, rebadged as the Buick Regal. Read more »

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Zoye Z300 AT launched on the Chinese car market

April 29, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Zoye Z300 AT launched on the Chinese car market

The Zoye Z300 AT has been launched on the Chinese car market, priced from 76.999 yuan to 86.999 yuan. The Z300 AT comes with a 4-speed ‘tiptronic’ automatic transmission. The Zotye Z300 was launched in May 2012 and so far only available with a 5-speed manual.

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Cadillac Escalade Hybrid hits the China car market

April 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid hits the China car market

GM has launched the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid on the the Chinese car market. Price starts at a staggering 1.68 million yuan or 225.000 USD. GM doesn’t officially sell the petrol-only Escalade in China but many arrive via the gray market, usually from dealers on the US West Coast. Price for the gray 6.2 V8 starts around 1.5 million yuan.

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Dongfeng Fengshen H30 Cross launched on the China car market

April 26, 2013 by Joey Wang

Dongfeng Fengshen H30 Cross launched on the China car market

The facelifted Dongfeng Fengshen H30 Cross has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 73.800 yuan and ends at 91.800 yuan. The H30 Cross is based on the Dongfeng Fengshen H30 hatchback. Strangely, the facelifted hatchback hasn’t hatched yet. The facelifted Fenshen S30 sedan, which we have seen many a times, was supposed to launch on March 28 but hasn’t made it to the market yet.

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Zotye T200 hits the China car market

April 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye T200 hits the China car market

The Zotye T200 mini-SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 45.999 yuan and ends at 59.999 yuan. Nine is a lucky number in China so many car makers make sure there is at least one 9 in the price of each vehicle, but it seems Zoyte is pushing its luck a bit too far here.

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BYD Si Rui launched on the Chinese car market

April 26, 2013 by W.E. Ning

BYD Si Rui launched on the Chinese car market

The new BYD Si Rui sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 103.900 yuan and ends at 150.900 yuan. The BYD Si Rui, formerly known as BYD 6B, debuted in November last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show, it is based on the platform that also underpins the BYD F6.

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