The Volkswagen CrossGolf and Golf Variant debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. Both cars have been listed on the China car market immediately. Price for the CrossGolf is 243.000 yuan, price for the Golf Variant starts at 258.000 yuan and ends at 298.000 yuan.
Volvo has launched the S60 T5 sedan and the XC60 SUV at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show, aiming at a Chinese car market that gets more and more interest in high performance vehicles. Both cars will be imported. Geely, Volvo’s owner, has plans to make the S60 and XC60 in China, production however won’t start before 2013.
The new Mazda 3 sedan debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. The 3 has been listed immediately, price starts at 112.800 yuan and ends at 153.800 yuan. The Mazda 3 is made in China by the Chang’an-Mazda joint venture.
The new Honda Civic sedan was launched at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show, it will be listed on the Chinese car market in late October. Price will start around 120.000 yuan. The CIvic is made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture. The China-Civic is basically the same car as the American Civic with some chrome added.
The Buick Regal GS debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. A lot of buzz in the Chinese press on this one because it is the very first performance orientated car to be made in China, the Regal GS is made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The engine however comes in a crate straight from Germany where the Buick Regal was born as the Opel Insignia.
The new Peugeot 308 sedan debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. The sedan is, for now, China-only and is made by the Dongfeng-Peugeot joint venture. The sedan is important because the Chinese market still prefers sedans over hatchback, although not as much as before. Read more »
Automaker Yema was out in full force on the Chengdu Auto Show with six new cars. From those two are ‘real’ cars that will be listed soon, the other four are concepts. First concept is this F16 wagon. Its design has been criticized very hard in the Chinese press for being too similar to the Audi A4. The front is similar indeed but the rest of the car not that much. The F16 will see production, it is yet unknown when.
The MG3 Xross is another new cross-vehicle at the Chengdu Auto Show and again with something funny in the name. Until now we always assumed it would be called ‘XCross’ but instead it is ‘Xross’, the C has gone missing. New name kinda weird, would sound like ksross. MG probably thinks Xross is very cool. Well, the vehicle itself loox cool indeed with huge pieces of grey plastic, black plastic, in bright orange and a massive roof rack to transport the cow you killed while camping in the wild.
The 2011 Chengdu Auto Show kicked off yesterday and the party is bigger than ever with loads of new cars. First up this new Peugeot Cross 307, not ‘307 Cross’, le French like to do things the other way. The Peugeot 307 Cross has all the typical crossthingies; more plastci around the wheels, side skirts, roof rails and a slightly cooler interior. Best thing though are the stickers on the side, a wild Peugeot-lion roaring the Cross 307 forward over the highway.