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).
A lotta man wearing cheap white shirts; this must be the launch of a new Chinese car! Indeed it is, sort of. The Dongfeng Fengshen A60 hit the China auto market back in March, but was until now only available with an expensive 2.0 which hampered sales. The 1.6 will have to fix that, priced from 86.800 yuan to 105.800 yuan, while the 2.0 does 118.800 yuan to 139.800 yuan. The 1.6 is mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Via: Sohu.
The Volkswagen Beetle has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 198.800 yuan and ends at 299.800 yuan, young female buyers who take their sugar daddy to the showroom will get a box of tissues for free.
Relations between China and Japan are on an all-time low thanks to a nasty row over a few rocks in the sea, which might sit atoppa treasure of natural gas. The Japanese government decided last week to buy three of the islands from their private Japanese owner, igniting protests in China that turned very violent in places. The patriotic protesters targeted everything Japanese, including shops, restaurants and especially cars. One Chinese auto maker decided to cash in on the anger!
The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be launched on the Chinese auto market in November, engine is the 3.5 V6 with 275hp and 340nm. The Voyager will be imported and thus expensive, even more so because Chrysler has decided to sell only the top-spec versions in China. Price then, is expected to start at… 500.000 yuan! It seems a hopeless case, the locally made Buick GL8 and Honda Elysion are much cheaper and offer the same space and power. Via: Autohome.
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.