The McLaren P1 supercar has been launched on the Chinese car market, priced at a manic 12 million yuan or 1.9 million USD. The P1 debuted yesterday, on a private viewing in the great beach-city of Sanya in Hainan. The McLaren supercar will now go on tour to the cities Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Chengdu for similar events.
Strangely, the McLaren MP4-12C has never been officially launched in China, leading to a wildgraymarket trade. Even more strange, McLaren’s official website still doesn’t show any dealers in China. Is this ‘P1-on-tour’ something gray again…? We will try, to find out.
[update!] the P1 in Sanya was a factory car, but the price is only an indication as McLaren doesn’t have any official dealers in China yet. China’s supercar collectors will have to wait a bit longer before they can order their P1… [/update]
The Ford Explore SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, price starts at 489.800 yuan and ends at 539.800 yuan. The Ford Explorer isn’t completely new in China, it was already available via the gray market where prices went up all the way to 700.000 yuan, and buyers were willing to pay that much. Good move thus from Ford to launch the Explorer officially, now for the Ford Mustang and the Ford Raptor…
The facelifted Ford Fiesta has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 79.900 yuan and ends at 116.900 yuan. The facelifted Ford Fiesta sedan debuted in November last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show, but the hatchback didn’t appear, leading to all sorts of speculation about possible problems at Ford, and it seems there were. Launch on the Chinese market was originally planned for December, and it is late March now. The hatch finally popped up in December, and here:
The Subaru BRZ has been launched on the Chinese car market, nine days after the launch of the Toyota 86. Price for the Subaru BRZ starts at 269.000 yuan and ends at 279.000 yuan, and that is exactly the same as for the Toyota. The Japanese have high hopes for the twin-sportscars, in a still difficult time when many Chinese car buyers avoid Japanese cars at all costs due to the island row.
The new JAC Eagle S5 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, price starts at 89.800 yuan and ends at 135.800 yuan. The JAC Eagle S5 succeeds the JAC Rein which was based on the first generation Hyundai Santa Fe. The production version of the JAC Eagle S5 debuted in December last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show.
The new Ford Ecosport SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, price starts at 94.800 yuan and ends at 127.800 yuan. The Ford Ecosport is the second SUV in Ford’s China line-up after the Ford Kuga that was launched on the Chinese car market in January.
The new Nissan Teana has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 177.800 yuan and ends at 244.800 yuan. The new Nissan Teana is basically the same car as the new 2013 US-spec Nissan Altima. A China-only extended Teana will be launched in October.
The Hawtai Lu Sheng E70 has been launched on the Chinese car market, price starts at 67.900 yuan and ends at 89.700 yuan, and that is on the cheap side for such a big car. The Hawtai Lu Sheng E70 is none other than the Hawtai B21 that debuted as a concept on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. Design hasn’t changed much since then, only the bumpers and grille slightly different.
The Toyota 86 has been launched on the China auto market, almost exactly one year after it was first seen on the Chinese mainland. Price starts at 269.000 yuan and ends at 279.000 yuan. Chinese car fans have gone crazy with joy, showing that political problems concerning island matter not at all if the vehicle is hot enough.
The Subaru BRZ sportsmachine will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 21, price will start around 270.000 yuan. The Toyota GT86 will be launched later today on March 12 [update: launched]. The coming of the Toyota has been making car fans mad for many months, but the Subaru-brand seems less popular.