The Smart ForTwo New Year Special Edition has been launched on the China auto market, priced at 128.888 yuan. The New Year Special celebrates the upcoming Chinese new year that starts on February 10. The new year will be the Year of the Snake, succeeding the Dragon. But the Smart is not called ‘Snake Edition’ or something alike, like last year’s ‘Dragon Edition‘, because in Chinese mythology the snake isn’t exactly a good animal…
The mighty Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG was launched on the Chinese car market in late December. Mercedes said at the time that the limited-edition super SUV was sold out in China, but one white example still stands in a dealer in Shanghai. Bring a lotta money to buy, price of the G65 AMG is 3.78 million yuan or 605.000 USD.
The Peugeot 3008 SUV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 159.700 yuan and ends at 214.700 yuan. The Peugeot 3008 is made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. The Chinese 3008 has a completely different front compared with the European version to cater for the Chinese taste for more chrome. Read more »
The Toyota GT86 sportscar is coming to China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in March, price is expected to start around 300.000 yuan. The GT86 debuted in China on the Beijing Auto Show in April last year and has been on every auto show since then.
The Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS5 1.8T has been launched on the China auto market, price starts at 148.800 yuan and ends at 229.800 yuan. The Trumpchi GS5 1.8T is powered by a turbocharged 1.8 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, good for 175hp and 230nm.
The new Landwind X5 SUV has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 99.800 yuan and ends at 115.800 yuan. Power comes from a Mitsubishi-sourced 2.0 turbo with 190hp and 250nm, mated to a 6-speed automatic. The production version of the Landwind X5 debuted in December on the Guangzhou Auto Show as this X5 is by far the best looking Landwind ever.
The first Fornasari 99 has arrived in China. It is imported by a dealer in Chengdu who runs the website www.fornasarichina.com. We are not so sure whether this is all official because the international site of Formasari doesn’t mention any Chinese dealer. However that may be, to see the Formasari 99 in China is a very good thing, because it is a very mad car…
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG & G65 AMG have been launched on the Chinese car market, trying to satisfy China’s hunger for ever-faster SUV’s. The Mercedes monsters cost monster money. The C63 AMG goes for 2.29 million yuan (367.000 USD) and the G65 AMG for 3.78 million yuan (605.000 USD). Read more »
All these special editions lately, it must be the end of the year again! The Chevrolet Cruze WTCC Edition has been launched on the Chinese auto market, priced from 123.900 yuan to 157.200 yuan. The Cruze World Touring Car Championship Edition is based on the regular Cruze sedan that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Black Edition has been launched on the Chinese auto market, priced at 1.19 million yuan or 190.000 USD. Special thingies on the Black Edition: it is black, black and black. Special piano-black paint all over the vehicle, even the Jeep-logo on the bonnet has been blacked.