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Ferrari 458 Speciale launched on the China car market

Published on February 14, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Ferrari 458 Speciale launched on the China car market

The Ferrari 458 Speciale has been launched on the China super car market. Price starts at 4.48 million yuan or 740.000 USD. The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the hard core version of the Ferrari 458 Italia, fitted with a more powerful engine and more computers. Power comes from a screaming 4.5 liter V8 engine with 605hp and 540nm, mated to a seven-speed DCT, good for a 0-100 in only 3 seconds.

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Preview of the China-only Koenigsegg Agera One:1

Published on February 10, 2014 by Joey Wang

Preview of the China-only Koenigsegg Agera One:1

Koenigsegg has released a teaser of the Agera One:1 super car which will debut on the Geneva Motor Show next month. The Koenigsegg One:1 is a special edition Agera based on the Agera R. The One:1 was developed for by FFF Automobile, China’s most famous super car broker and Koenigsegg dealer. The One:1 will be limited to only six examples and they will all go to China.

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Tesla officially announces pricing for the Model S in China

Published on January 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Tesla officially announces pricing for the Model S in China

Tesla has officially announced pricing for the Model S in China. It is not as bad as we heard earlier this week. Price ranges from 734.000 to 852.500 yuan or 121.000 to 140.000 USD. Deliveries will start in June. Buyers have to pay a deposit of 250.000 yuan or 41.000 USD.

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Jeep is Downsizing in China with Wrangler 3.0 V6

Published on January 20, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Jeep is Downsizing in China with Wrangler 3.0 V6

Jeep is downsizing, but only for China. The Jeep Wrangler 3.0 has been launched on the China car market, priced at 439.900 yuan or 72.670 USD. The Wrangler 3.0 is powered by a 3.0 liter Pentastar V6 with an output of 234hp and 285nm, mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The 3.0 is only available in the 4-door Sahara trim level.

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Suzuki Swift Sport hits the China car market for Far Too Much Money

Published on January 20, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Suzuki Swift Sport hits the China car market for Far Too Much

The Suzuki Swift Sport has been launched on the China car market. Sadly & badly it is imported from Japan and thus very expensive. Price starts at 178.800 yuan and ends at 188.000 yuan. For comparison, price for the standard Swift, that is made in China by the Chang’an-Suzuki joint venture, ranges from 59.800 to 91.800 yuan. Read more »

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Volkswagen Touareg Black Adventure Edition hits the China car market

Published on January 14, 2014 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen Touareg Black Adventure Edition hits the China car market

The Volkswagen Touareg Black Adventure Edition has been launched on the China car market, priced at 916.000 yuan or 151.000 USD. The Black Adventure Edition comes with a Black Adventure badge on the B-pillar, black roof rails, tinted head and rear lights, piano black paint, 20 inch alloys, a piano black dashboard, a piano black center console, and piano black door trim.

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Acura NSX concept pops up at Acura dealer in Shanghai

Published on January 14, 2014 by W.E. Ning

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An interesting surprise at an Acura dealer in Shanghai where a red Acura NSX concept car suddenly popped up in the showroom. It seems the same car as the one that debuted on the April 2012 Beijing Auto show. Production of the NSX will start in late 2015 and it will be marketed in China, back in October 2012 we saw the patent application for the production version.

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Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 minivan hits the China car market

Published on January 10, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 minivan hits the China car market

After much delay the brand new Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 minivan has finally been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 35.900 yuan and ends at 45.900 yuan. Xin Longma is a new automotive brand under the Fujian Group, a large conglomerate that also owns or partly owns SoutEast Automotive, van maker Fujian-Benz, and bus maker King Long.

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Lamborghini Huracan will cost $709.000 in China

Published on January 10, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Lamborghini Huracan will cost $709.000 in China

Lamborghini China has officially announced the price for the new 2014 Lamborghini Huracan and has started to accept reservations. Price is set at 4.29 million yuan or 709.000 USD. For comparison, price for the Lamborghini Gallardo ranged from 3.48 million yuan for the base model to 4.9 million yuan for the Super Trofeo Stradale ($575.000 – $809.000). The new Huracan is thus a lot more expensive than the Gallardo was.

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 with an output of 610hp and 560nm. Top speed is 325km/h, o-100 is gone in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 is done in 9.9 seconds. The Huracan will have its worldwide debut on the Geneva Motor Show in March and will have its China debut during the Beijing Auto Show in April.

Pricing for other markets has yet to be announced. As a general rule super cars like the Lamborghini Huracan are about 60% more expensive in China than they are in the United States.

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Jeep Cherokee hits the China car market

Published on January 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Jeep Cherokee hits the China car market

The new Jeep Cherokee has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 375.900 yuan and ends at 549.900 yuan ($62.118 – 90.873). The Cherokee is expensive because it is imported into China and import taxes are high. Local production at the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture will start in 2015, which will lower price by 25%.

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