Chery is brand-mad and sedan-brand. 2012 will see the launch of two similar sedans; similar looks, similar sized, similar priced and based on exactly the same platform with the same engines. Both cars will debut at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. It makes sense for Chery… First up is the new Chery Eastar, aka Oriental Sun.
The Dongfeng Fengshen A60 debuted two weeks ago at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Chinese media reports that production will start on December 12, the A60 will then be listed on the China car market in March next year.
Production of the China-made Mercedes-Benz GLK has started, it is made in Beijing by the Beijing-Benz joint venture, it will be listed early next year. The GLK has one mission: compete with the China-made Audi Q5 that is a big hit on the local market.
The Hawtai (aka Huatai) B21 debuted as a concept at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, it will finally hit the Chinese car market in the seond half of 2012. The B21 is slightly smaller than the B11 sedan that was listed in December 2011. Read more »
The Kia K2 hatchback debuted last week at the Guangzhou Auto Show. It will be listed in April next year, price will start around 70.000 yuan. Power comes from a 1.4 with 107hp or a 1.6 123hp. The Kia K2 is made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. Via: Autohome.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI will be listed on the China car market sometime around June next year. The Polo GTI will be made by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture, the very first time a GTI-model is made domestically. Power comes from a 1.4 TSI with 180hp and 250nm, mated to a 7-speed DSG. Price will start around 150.000 yuan. Via: Autohome.
The Chery Cowin 5 debuted as an ‘almost-ready-concept’ as the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Still, it takes Chery a lot of time to bring it to the market, as usual. Latest is that the Cowin 5 will be listed early next year, likely after the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
The new Toyota Camry debuted in China in early November. The new car will be listed before the end of the year, sometime in late December. Price will start around 190.000 yuan. The Camry is made in China by the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture. Via: Autohome.