The Citroen DS3 Cabrio has been launched on the China car market, price starts at 229.800 yuan and ends at 279.800 yuan. The base DS3 was launched in China in August last year. The DS3 Cabrio will compete head-head with other open-top-fashion-accessories such as the Mini Cabrio and the Fiat 500 C.
The new Volvo V40 has been launched on the China car market, price starts at 239.900 yuan and ends at 325.900 yuan. The Volvo V40 Cross Country will follow later this year. The China-bound Volvo V40 will only be available with the 2.0 turbo 5-cylinder engine, good for 178hp and 300nm.
The Chang’an Raeton sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 109.800 yuan and ends at 200.800 yuan. The Raeton arrives five days earlier than expected, likely because Chang’an was afraid that the news from the Shanghai Auto Show, that starts on Saturday, would overwhelm the Raeton completely.
The China-made Audi Q3 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 285.000 yuan and ends at 428.800 yuan. The Audi Q3 is made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The China-made Audi Q3 debuted in November last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show. Up until now the Audi Q3 was imported into China and thus much more expensive, price ranged from 377.000 yuan to 479.000 yuan.
This is the new Zotye T200 mini-SUV, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show later this month and it will be launched on the China car market soon thereafter. Price will start around 50.000 yuan. The Zotye T200 is basically a radically facelifted Zotye 5008.
Opel will launch three new cars on the Chinese car market this year. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show later this month, and the Opel Astra GTC and Opel Zafira Tourer will follow in the second half of this year.
Ford couldn’t wait for the Shanghai Auto Show and decided to launch the new China-made Ford Mondeo on its own party. The Ford Mondeo is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in May, priced between 170.000 and 260.000 yuan.
The new Chang’an Ouliwei mini-MPV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 47.900 yuan and ends at 49.900 yuan. The production version of the Ouliwei debuted in December last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Ouliwei is designed for young first-car-buyers who are looking for something a bit more funky than a low-price sedan.
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…