The FAW V2 Cross has been officially listed on the China car market, it is based on the FAW V2 and comes with all the usual cross-thingies such as a load of black plastic, roof-rails, a wing at the back and… that’s it.
The new Lifan 520 sedan debuted earlier this week on the Guangzhou Auto Show. The 520 will be listed in early 2012, price will start around 50.000 yuan. Power comes from a 1.5 with 88hp and 110nm, mated to a 5-speed manual. Via: Autohome.
Downsizing?, say what? Not in China Sir! The massive Nissan Patrol has been officially listed on the Chinese car market as an import, the China-bound car debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show. There is only one in only one configuration, it costs 1.39 million yuan, that is… hold on now… 218.000 US dollar. For a bloody agricultural 4×4 thing that feels best carrying cows around in Africa for the UN. Incredible indeed.
The Brilliance-Jinbei S30 mini-SUV debuted as a concept car in April at the Shanghai Auto Show. Brilliance has since been busy testing the S30 and the near-production car debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in a nice blue paint job. The Jinbei S30 will be listed in January 2012, price will range from 60.000 to 80.000 yuan.
After being delayed for almost half a year due to the parts-crisis in Japan the new Suzuki Splash has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 54.900 yuan and ends at 61.900 yuan. The Splash is made in China by the Changhe-Suzuki joint venture. Engines: 1.4 with 70kw and 112nm, top speed is 165km/h. Via: Cheshi.com. Note that the China-made Splash has a special logo from the joint0venture and not the Suzuki-logo.
The maniac extended Rolls Royce Phantom by Chinese coach-builder Star Customs debuted at the Chengdu Auto Show in October. It was now back at the Guangzhou Auto Show and we got more pics and info about this big big Roller.
Alfa Romeo debuted as a brand on the Guangzhou Auto Show and they brought… only two cars, and a concept car. Those were the MiTo, the Giulietta and the 4C. Sales have to begin sometime in 2012. Fiat doesn’t have a working joint venture in China, production at the new Guangzhou-Fiat jv is still at least two years away, so all Alfa’s will be imported and therefore expensive. Will the Chinese buy them?
A very special edition again. The BMW 760Li ‘V12 25 Anniversary Edition’ debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Only 50 cars will be made to mark the quarter century of the 12-cylinder engine in the company’s 7 Series, all 50 will go to China.
The Chang’an Eado debuted in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it debuted yesterday at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the first time the new car was on a show in China, it will be listed on the Chinese car market in March next year.
The new Audi R8 Limited Edition limited edition (zhe Germans know one or two things about nice names for zhe vehicles) debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Limited Edition is limited to 30 cars, all for the Audi-hungry Chinese market.