The Volkswagen Beetle will hit the China auto market on September 20 but Volkswagen has already announced its price, which starts at 198.800 yuan and ends at 299.800 yuan. Very expensive indeed, the Beetle is imported and sure Volkswagen earns some extra bucks as well.
The Audi A4 Allroad Quattro lifestyle wagon has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 489.800 yuan and ends at 519.800 yuan. Power comes from a 2.0 TFSI that poops out 207hp. The A4 Allroad is imported into China, the A4L sedan is made locally by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. Via: Sohu.com.
A very lucky and very wealthy Chinese businessman got himself a one-off special edition of the Koenigsegg Agera R, called the ‘Agera R BLT’. Price is estimated to hover around the 20 million yuan, or 3.1 million USD. BLT is the customization division of Koenigsegg, aimed at the very wealthy who need something more special than their very wealthy neighbors have.
This is the bad-ass armored version of the Beijing BJ2022, seen on a police equipment exhibition in Beijing. The base BJ2022, which was developed with a lot of American help, is only slightly armored or not at all. Its role in the Chinese army is mostly scout or communications, duties for which speed matters more than protection.
The Fiat Viaggio has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 108.800 yuan and ends at 158.800 yuan (17.220 – 25.134 USD) The Viaggio is made in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture, it debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. Next up is a hatchback based on the Viaggio sedan.
This is the Umut, a new wooden electric car from China, seen on the China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi last week. The Umut is at home here, developed and made in Urumqi city. Its chassis and body are all made of wood, the electric motor is good for a 60km/h top speed and a range of 150 kilometer.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI has been launched on the Chinese car market, it is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. But it isn’t a real Volkswagen Polo GTI, it is severely handicapped, or fake. The European Polo GTI comes with a 180hp 1.4 TSI, the Chinese GTI however comes with a much older 1.4 turbo that poops out only 131hp.
Lamborghini has launched another special edition Gallardo for China, after the Gallardo HK20 and the Gallardo Gold Edition. This is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 GZ8 Edizione. ‘GZ’ stands for the great city of Guangzhou, ’8′ is a lucky number in China and also the number of cars that will be build. Read more »
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Convertible will be launched on the Chinese auto market in November, just in time before the real cold winter sets in. It will however debut deep south on the Guangzhou Auto Show where temperatures never sink much below 20 degrees. The SLS AMG Coupe was launched in China in late 2010, priced from 2.6 to 3.6 million yuan, the Convertible won’t go for less than 4 million. Via: Sohu.
The Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia R50 has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 67.800 yuan and ends at 83.800 yuan. Lone engine is a Nissan 1.6 with 116hp and 153nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.