BYD-Daimler is a joint venture between BYD and Daimler-Benz for making electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The JV applied for patent on their first car (pictured) in July. It is based on the outgoing Mercedes-Benz B-class and will debut as a full electric vehicle on the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. It is yet unknown when it will hit the market. Via: Autohome.
Chery will launch a very special edition of the Riich G6. It is called the ‘Paramount’ and stretched by more than two meters in the middle to a total length of 7.2 meters. Inside the pornluxurious interior there is room for seven (one man, seven girls). Power comes from the standard 2.0 turbo with 158hp, but heck, who needs speed when drinking campaign?
The new Honda Civic sedan debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in September. It has now been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 131.800 yuan and ends at 185.800 yuan. The Civic is made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture.
Fresh rumors on the Mercedes-Benz R-class. It might be made in China by the Fujian-Benz joint venture. Fujian-Benz makes vans, like the Viano. Earlier rumors said the joint venture was going to make the Benz ML but that didn’t happen yet.
The Land Rover Evoque will be officially listed on the China car market on November 8. Price is expected to start at 628.000 yuan. Both the 3-door and the 5-door will be available. Only engine for China is the 2.0 turbo with 240hp and 340nm. Via: Autohome.
Foton is a brand from Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC). The Foton Tunland is a completely new designed truck which will hit the market in early 2012. The Tunland, Toyota Tundra?, is powered by a 2.8 liter turbo diesel with 130hp and 360nm, the engine comes from Cummins.
Don’t we all love the Multivan? Well, Volkswagen thinks China does and is testing it on Chinese roads. China first got to know to Multivan back in May. The Mulitvan will be imported into China, the China-spec van will debut at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
The new Mazda 3 was launched at the Chengdu Auto Show back in September. The old Mazda 3 however will continue as Mazda 3 ‘Classic’ for a much lower price, it got a small facelift to celebrate its survival.
The Lexus CT200h hybrid has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 279.000 yuan and ends at 445.000 yuan. The full electric BYD e6 that was listed today as well, no coincidence I guess, starts at 369.800 yuan.