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Subaru VX to be listed in China on February 15

February 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Subaru China

The new Subaru VX cross-over wagon will be listed on the China car market on February 15. It will be imported because Subaru still doesn’t have a production base in China, talks with Chery have been going on for a while but so far without any real result. The Impreza-based VX so will be expensive, price will range from 190.000 to 240.000 yuan. Power comes from the 2.0 boxer that poops out 110kw and 196nm. Via: Sohu.com.

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Introducing the mighty Xiaolong XLW-Z01 infantry fighting vehicle

February 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Xiaolong XLW-Z01 infantry fighting vehicle

A brand new car from our favorite bad-ass vehicle maker from China. This is the Xiaolong XLW-Z01 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). It was designed for the Chinese army and specifically for amphibious operations, the underside of the body the therefore shaped like a boat.

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New Lexus LX570 listed & priced in China

February 8, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Lexus China

The new Lexus LX570 has been listed on the China car market, price starts at 1.733 million yuan. Chinese car buyers still want the biggest SUV’s they can get, with the biggest engine. Toyota will so likely sell a lot. Engine seems big enough: a 5.7 liter V8 that poops out 385hp. Via: Sohu.com.

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Spotted in China: Shandong Dayang E-Bike

February 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong Dayang E-Bike

Last Sunday was sunny so I made a walk through Beijing’s old alley’s, called hutongs. There in one street I found this very funny vehicle. When I came home I found it what is was. This is a Shandong Dayang E-bike, made by Shandong Dayang Automotive Industry from the great city of Jining in Shandong Province. As the name suggest, this E-Bike is a small electric three-wheel bicycle with a plastic cover on top.

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Aston Martin launches ‘Dragon 88’ special editions for China

February 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Aston Martin Dragon 88 special edition for China

Aston Martin will launch ‘Dragon 88’ special editions for the booming Chinese luxury car market. ‘Dragon’ for the Year of the Dragon and ’88’ is a very lucky number in China. It ain’t a very special one though because customers can order the Dragon 88 treatment on three different cars; the DBS, Virage and Vantage S. According to Chinese sources there are 88 examples of each available, making this a total limited edition of 264 cars.

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Keep the Children at Home: a civilian Xiaolong XL2060L from China

February 4, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

civilian Xiaolong XL2060L from China

The Xialong XL2060L ‘Fierce Dragon’ is a monstrous Hummer-size military spec off-road vehicle that is used by the Chinese army in various versions, it is made by a company called Xiaolong Auto from the great city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. Chinese media reports that Xiaolong Auto is planning a civilian version of the XL2060 for 1 million yuan or 160.000 US dollar.

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New MG5 will be listed in China on March 26

February 4, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

MG5 China

The all-new MG5 will be listed on the China car market on March 26, the MG5 will officially debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The MG5 is a sporty hatchback based on the Roewe 350 sedan.

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New Honda CR-V to be listed in China on February 22

February 4, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

New Honda CR-V China

The new Honda CR-V will be listed on the Chinese car market on February 22. The Honda CR-V is one of the most poplar SUV’s in the country and is made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint-venture. Engines: 2.0 with 155hp and 2.4 with 190hp. Price will start around 200.000 yuan. Via: Autohome.

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New BYD F3 will be called ‘F3 Su Rui’

February 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

New BYD F3 China

The new BYD F3 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April, it will be called ‘F3 Su Rui’, best translated as ‘quick (and) sharp. This might mean the current BYD F3 will continue as a buget-alternative.

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JAC Rein goes on the Cheap with 4×2 base model

February 1, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC Rein China

Jianghuai Auto Corporation, JAC, became famous overnight with their interpretation of the Ford F150 pickup truck. That one however is not yet on the Chinese car market. This JAC Rein (aka JAC Eagle) has been on the market for a few years and to push sales up a bit JAC now comes with a cheapie-cheap base model.

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