Rolls-Royce is trying to stop its sliding sales in China with yet another special edition, and these specials seems to be getting more absurd every time they launch one. The latest is this long-wheelbase ‘Rolls-Royce Ghost Eternal Love’, limited to only sixteen cars for a sweet 6.1 million yuan or $930.000.
The production version of the Honda Concept D SUV will debut on the Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. The ‘D’ will be manufactured in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture. It will be positioned above the Honda CR-V to compete with cars like the Ford Edge, the Toyota Highlander, and the upcoming Volkswagen CrossBlue.
Power will come from a 2.0 turbo and a naturally aspirated 2.4, both petrol, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with either RWD or 4WD. The basic shape will remain the same as the concept’s but the grille, headlights, and bumpers will see some changes. Price will start around 250.000 yuan and end around 425.000 yuan.
Changan Automobile has launched two brand new pickup trucks on the Chinese market, cheap as hell but not looking bad, set to compete in an ever more crowded segment. First up is the Shenqi F50, a crew cab truck with sporty wheels and a few luxuries.
The new Changan Ruixing M90 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 69.900 yuan and ends at 89.900 yuan. The Ruixing M90 is aimed at the transport sector; taxi companies, fleet companies, hotels, and everyone else who needs to ferry up to nine people.
When seeing the new Chevrolet Lova RV one can wonder whether it is 2006 or 2016. The poor vehicle looks hopelessly outdated in style and design, but it really was just launched on the Chinese car market. A weird move by General Motors and Chevrolet. This car just won’t cut it. Should have been a Baojun, or cancelled altogether.
The brand new 2016 Ford Taurus has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 248.800 yuan and ends at 348.800 yuan. The new Ford Taurus is especially developed for China and won’t be sold in the rest of the world, at least not initially.
The new Dongfeng Fengshen AX3 has been launched on the Chinese auto market, featuring striking chrome pods wrapped around the corners of the bumper. The Fengshen AX3 is an interesting and somewhat odd car, mixing elements of a hatchback, a wagon, and a crossover SUV.
The new Wuling Baojun 330 sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market, and we are just as excited as the car is exciting. Buyers in the segment where the 330 sells are generally rather conservative in mind and wallet, but the 330 is likely too boring even for them.
Zotye Auto has launched the brand new and slightly controversial Zotye Z700 sedan on the Chinese car market. The Z700, formerly known as the Z600, is the new flagship of the ever expanding Zotye line-up. Price starts at 99.800 yuan and ends at 158.800 yuan. The vehicle is controversial because its dashboard is a 1:1 clone of the dash of the Audi A6L.