The Peugeot 308 sedan debuted at the Chengdu Auto Show last month, it will be listed on the China car market on October 20. The 308 is made in China by the Dongfeng-Peugeot joint venture. Engines: 1.6 and 2.0. Price will start slightly below 110.000 yuan. Via: Autohome.
Back now quickly to the Chengdu Auto Show because it seems we missed something. China’s famous Star Customs took on a Rolls Royce Phantom. They added gold, silver, glitter and some 4 meters in the middle. Best: the grille!, gold, good.
Lexus has launched a limited edition IS 250 F SPORT in China. If got a new sporty suspension package, new spoilers, F SPORT door pedals (!), a new blacked out grille and a new price: 371.000 yuan and that ain’t that expensive considering the IS is imported. Power though, is weak: 208hp and 252nm. Lexus will only bring 240 examples of the IS 250 F SPORT to China. Via: Autohome.
The Dartz GOLD.RUSSIAN China Edition debuted in China at the Chengdu Auto Show in September. The GOLD.RUSSIAN China Edition is a special based on the Dartz Kombat. We hear Dartz already sold 25 Kombats on the Chinese mainland. Price of the gold-edition is 9.18 million yuan or 1.44 million US dollar. One Chinese car magazine spend some time with the golden car:
The Geely GLEagle GX7 suv has been around for several years now and it didn’t change much. It still loox like a Toyota RAV4 and so it will when the GX7 finally hits the Chinese car market in December. The production version will debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November.
Ford was in no hurry, at all, to bring the new Ford Focus to the biggest auto market in the world. It is finally going to happen in November when the China-made Focus will debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Focus is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture.
The Luxgen 7 SUV has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 188.000 yuan and ends at 268.000 yuan. The Luxgen 7 for the Chinese market is made by the Dongfeng-Yolong joint venture.
Seat doesn’t sell many cars in Europe because nobody knows what the brand stands for. Volkswagens solution: ship ‘m to China. Everybody knows the Chinese market loves cheap sedans so one could expect Seat to bring the Exeo sedan. They don’t. Instead Seat brings two hatchbacks, the Ibiza and Leon.
The Hyundai Veloster has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 149.900 yuan and ends at 205.800 yuan. The Veloster is imported from South Korea, there are no plans for local production. Sole engine is the 1.6 with 103kw and 167nm. Via: 163.com.
Youngman makes Malaysian Proton cars for the Chinese market under a license agreement. Proton is also the owner of the Lotus brand. The L5 sportback is the newest Youngman-Lotus, an attractive and kinda sporty looking var with a big badge on the back claiming: ‘Engineered by Lotus’. Price starts at 99.800 yuan and ends at 121.800 yuan. Much cheaper than an Evora indeed.