A useless car can still be a good car, when it is fast. A useless car that is not fast, is not a good car. The Mini Coupe and Mini Roadster are such not-good cars, indeed. I therefore won’t make this post too long: both cars have been listed on the China car market today. Price for the Coupe ranges from 318.000 to 385.000 yuan. Price for the Roadster ranges from 376.000 to 433.000 yuan. Biggest engine: 1.6 turbo with 184hp. Via: Sohu.
This is the very new Chang’an Ounuo MPV, it was listed at the China car market today. Price starts at 44.900 yuan and ends at 60.900 yuan. The Ounuo, called ‘Honor’ in English, is basically a dressed up minivan for the passenger car market.
The new FAW Oley sedan will be listed on the China car market on March 7. The interestingly styled car debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December last year, earlier this month we saw the first pics of the production version. Price will range from 80.000 to 100.000 yuan.
The new Honda CR-V has been listed on the China car market. Price starts at 193.800 yuan and ends at 262.800 yuan. The CR-V is made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture. Two engines: 2.0 with 155hp or a 2.4 with 190hp. Main competition: the Shanghai-Volkswagen Toureg and the FAW-Toyota RAV4. Via: Autohome.
The Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia D50 sedan will be listed on the China car market on April 23, price will range from 50.000 to 80.000 yuan. Venucia is a new sub-brand from the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture aimed at the cheap end of the market. The D50 is Venucia’s first car and based on the last-gen Dongfeng-Nissan Tiida. Via: 163.com.
We have seen the new BYF F3 Sui Rui all-naked from the outside and now BYD has released some official pics from the inside. Things look rather fine with a huge screen on the center console that seems to become the fashion among new automobiles.
The Kia K2 hatchback has been listed on the Chinese car market, price starts at 72.900 yuan and ends at 99.900 yuan. The K2 hatchback hatches early as it was expected for April. Power comes from a 1.4 or a 1.6. The Kia K2 is made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture, the Kia K2 sedan was listed in China in April last year. Via: Autohome.
The Citroen C4 Aircross and the Peugeot 4008 crossovers will come to the Chinese car market, both cars will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The C4 AC/4008 will be imported, there are no plans yet for local production. Power for will come from a Mitsubishi 2.0 with 150hp and 198nm. Price yet unknown but sure more expensive than almost all competition that is locally made.
The gigantic Foton Auman GTL was launched today at Foton’s factory to the northeast of Beijing. The Auman GTL is a heavy long hauler made for China’s endless highways.
At the same time Foton and Daimler-Benz from Germany also officially announced their plans to form a new joint-venture to develop and produce trucks for the Chinese market. The Auman GTL however is a ‘Foton-Foton’ and has nothing to do with the new joint venture.
The Seat Leon hatchback/cross-over/mpv/thing will be listed in China late this month. The first shipload of Leons arrived yesterday at the port of Tianjin. The Leon is indeed an import and will therefore be very expensive. Volkswagen wants Seat to be its sporty-premium brand in China so they don’t bother bringing the cheapies, only the Leon FR and Leon Cupra will be sold.