The Japanse sportscarmaker Mitsuoka has arrived in China. Mitsuoka debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show in April and yet again on the ‘Beijing Imported Car Exhibition’ in late November where I met all their crazy cars in person. They have now opened their first dealer here in Beijing, time to have a look at what they offer. On the first pic the brilliant Orochi at the Beijing show.
Yezterday we had an exclusive with the very first pics of the new MG5 hanging around all naked in China. The pics however were not superduper quality. Today we have fixed that. Enjoy the new MG5 in high-res:
The new Chery QQ Sport debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show last month. price starts at 30.900 yuan and ends at 50.900 yuan. The QQ3 Sport is basically a facelift from the old QQ3, Chery is at the same time working on an all new QQ that will be positioned above the QQ3 Sport and priced from around 50.000 yuan.
The Volkswagen Multivan has been listed on the China car market as an import. Price starts at 438.000 yuan and ends at 568.000 yuan. Volkswagen is aiming at company-executives who need more space for their secretaries and at the airport-hotel limousine business.Lone engine is the 2.0 TSI with 204 hp. Looking at the somewhat ridiculous price, for a bloody van!, I don’t think Volkswagen will sell a lot of ‘m. Via: Sohu.com.
Volkswagen never bothered to make an all-electric Beetle. Well, if you wait too long somebody else will do it for you, whether you like it or not. This is an all electric Beetle Convertible made by a company called ‘Jixing Diandongche’, which translated as ‘Lucky Star Electric cars’, they are from Suzhou in famous copy-cat Zhejiang province.
The new Cadillac XTS sedan will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. Production will bgegin near the end of the year. Price is expected to start around 400.000 yuan. The XTS stands on an extended Epsillon II platform, a platform that is already used in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture for the Buick Regal, Buick Lacrosse and the Chevrolet Malibu. The XTS has to compete with the locally made BMW 5-series, Benz E-class, Audi A6 and Volvo S80.
The brilliant Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has been listed on the China car market. Price is 1.1999 million yuan or 190.000 USD. Power comes from a 6.4 Hemi V8 with 461hp and 624nm, and that is just good enough for standing in a traffic jam. Via: Sohu.com.
The Greatwall Haval H6 was listed on the Chinese car market in August last year. Only available transmission is a 5-speed manual. That however will change in April when Greatwall launches not just one but two automatic gearboxes for the H6: a 4-speed and a 6-speed, both will debut at the Beijing Auto Show. Via: Autohome.
The Haima M11 hatchback will be listed on the China car market in May, official debut of the production car will be at the Beijing auto Show in April. The Haima M11 has to compete with other small hatches such as the Chery QQ3 Sport.
The Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia D50 sedan will be listed on the Chinese car market in April, price will range from 70.000 yuan to 100.000 yuan. Venucia is a sub-brand from the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, the D50 is their first car and debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.