The Chery eQ has been launched on the Chinese car market. The Chery eQ is an electric vehicle based on the Chery QQ minicar. Price including all green-car subsidies starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 64.800 yuan. Price without subsidies would start at a hefty 150.000 yuan, making absolutely sure nobody would buy one. The total subsidy is thus 90.200 yuan, showing once more how serious China is about promoting the use of electric cars.
The new MG GT has been launched in China. Price starts at 95.900 yuan and ends at 149.900 yuan. The MG GT is the trendiest MG so far, showing a sleek sporty fastback shape but actually being a sedan based on the same platform as the MG5 hatchback and the Roewe 350.
The new Gonow GP150pickup truck has been launched on the Chinese auto market.Price starts at 88.800 yuan and ends at 100.800 yuan. The Gonow GP150 is the production version of the Gonow GA1027 Concept that debuted on the same Beijing Auto Show in April. The GP150 is an ambitious new car for Gonow, aiming for a higher market segment than the cheap-end where they are traditionally strong.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has been launched on the Chinese auto market, giving Mercedes another entry in the crucial SUV market. Price starts at 289.800 yuan and ends at 398.000 yuan. The GLA is imported into China. In mid-2015 local production of the GLA will start at the Beijing-Benz joint venture, this will bring the price down by about 20%.
The FAW Junpai D60 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, and it has become a rather good looking car. Price starts at 64.900 yuan and ends at 99.900 yuan. ‘Junpai’ is a new brand under the First Auto Works (FAW) umbrella and the D60 is their first car. The D60 is manufactured by Tianjin-FAW, a FAW subsidiary based in the great city of Tianjin.
The Haima S5 1.5T has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 106.800 yuan and ends at 123.800 yuan. The 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine has an output of 163hp and 223nm, and is mated to a CVT gearbox.
The Zotye Yun 100 EV has been launched in China. The Yun 100 EV is an electric vehicle based on the Zotye Z100 petrol powered mini car. Yun (云) means cloud, and that is to express green. The official English name is ‘Cloud 100′. Price is 158.900 yuan without subsidies and 48.900 yuan with all central and local green-car subsidies included. The enormous difference shows once more how serious China is about promoting electric cars.
The Lincoln MKC SUV has been launched in China, alongside the MKZ sedan, marking the arrival of the Lincoln brand on the Chinese auto market. Price for the Lincoln MKC starts at 338.890 yuan and ends at 438.800 yuan ($55.400 – 71.500). The Chinese name of Lincoln is Linken (林肯).