Well, a Volvo it ain’t. Instead it is a Jiuma JM2805CWX-1 (HD). Let me repeat that: Jiuma JM2805CWX-1 (HD). Jiuma means ‘Nine Horses’. Jiuma is a small automaker from the Shanghai area, established in 1994 and it makes around 50.000 “vehicles of various specifications” a year. Owner of the brand is a company called Shanghai Jinma.
The SAIC-Maxus V80 van has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 145.800 yuan and ends at 239.800 yuan. SAIC bought Maxus from bankrupt British LDV and set up production in China. In Chinese the brand is called Da Tong (大通).
The Brilliance ‘Greater China’ concept car debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. It has a real name now: H7. It will be based on the platform of the previous BMW 5L-series from the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Read more »
The Peugeot RCZ has been officially listed on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 328.800 yuan and ends at 352.800 yuan. Power comes from a 1.6 turbo with 115kw and 240nm. The 1.6THP won’t be available in China. The RCZ is imported, there are no plans for local production. Target: the Audi TT. Via: Sohu.com.
Latest spy shots showed the new Brilliance SUV ready for release. It was code named ‘A3′ and has a real name now: Brilliance V5. It is based on the same platform as the Brilliance H530 sedan that was listed last week.
The Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback debuted at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. The production car will be listed on the Chinese car market on September 23. Engine: 1.6 with 93kw and 149nm. Price will start from around 70.000 yuan.
The Toyota FT-86II concept debuted in China on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Su Tao, head of sales for Toyota in China, said in an interview that the sportmachine will be listed on the Chinese market in the second half of 2012.
The Lexus CT200h hybrid will be officially listed in the Chinese car market at the end of October. Price will start around 350.000 yuan. The CT200h will be imported, there are as yet no plans for local production in China. Via: 163.com.
Volkswagen’s China headquarter is just one block away from the CarNewsChina.com office buildings in Beijing. This so is my very own ‘spy shot’ of the imported Volkswagen Golf Variant that will be listed in China next month. Power will come from the 1.4 TSI with 118kw. Chinese car buyers ain’t very wagon-minded, Volkswagen though thinks it can sell a few Variants.