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.
The very first Lincoln MKT has been seen on Chinese roads, with license plates, in the great city of Quanzhou in Fujian Province. Ford, as always averse of making money in China, doesn’t sell any Lincoln here. Ford is making plans (sure thing…) for launching the brand on the Chinese car market sometime after 2014.
The gray market fills in the gap, earning the money Ford is missing. The vehicles come from dealers on the US West Coast and are shipped straight to dealers in China. The Lincoln MKT ‘debuted‘ on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and is now conquering the rest of the country. Dearborn, sleeps… Via: Weibo.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 219.800 yuan and ends at 309.800 yuan. Engines: 2.4 and 2.0 turbo. The Hyundai Santa Fe is made in China by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture.
This is the new Hengtian Auto T3 pickup truck. It will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first quarter of next year, priced around 90.000 yuan. When the first spy shots of the T3 appeared in June Hengtian was criticized by Chinese media because the T3 looked a bit too much like the Volkswagen Amarok. We agreed at the time, but the production version doesn’t look like a copy that bad.
The Mini Countryman Ski Edition has been launched on the Chinese car market, priced at 415.000 yuan. The Ski Edition is based on the Countryman Cooper S and is limited to 30 cars for the whole of China. Special thingies: pepper-red paint job, snow-like stickers, black head lamps, extra fog lights fore the grille, black alloys and… a ski rack without skis.
The new Volkswagen Santana has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 84.900 yuan and ends at 123.800 yuan. Engines: a 1.4 with 90hp or a 1.6 with 110hp, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
The facelifted Volkswagen Bora has been launched on the China auto market, price starts at 107.600 yuan and ends at 148.300 yuan. The facelifted Bora debuted last month on the Guangzhou Auto Show, it is made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.
China loves the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and China loves big fast limousines. There is money to be made! This is the ACE G55 AMG Limo, based on the Mercedes-Benz G55 and stretched by one meter in the middle to create a super-luxurious off-road experience, that is, if the bumps are not too steep. The ACE G55 Limo is made by a mad Japanese company called Rokkey.
The facelifted Chery Fulwin 2 has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 53.800 yuan and ends at 69.800 yuan. The facelifted Fulwin 2 debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show last month. Lone engine is a 1.5 four-cylinder with 109hp and 140nm, mated to a 5-speed manual.
More horsepower = better horsepower. This is the mighty Brabus GL63 Biturbo, a monster SUV based on the mundane Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. The Brabus-built 6.3 liter twin turbo V8 engine poops out an lunatic 650hp and 850nm, making this GL63 Biturbo the most powerful SUV available in China.