The production version of the AudiTT Sportback Concept will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, starting on November 20. Chinese media say the TT Sportback was especially developed for the Chinese market, where trendy four-doors are more wanted than trendy two-d00rs, although the Audi TT is actually quite popular in country.
The production version of the Volkswagen C Coupe GTE has been delayed. Earlier on we heard it would hit the market this December, but the latest news indicates it will only arrive in early 2017. Volkswagen is too busy with diesel engines we bet. But she has a name now: the C Coupe GTE will be called ‘Hui Dao’, best translated as ‘Shining Road’.
The resurrected German Borgward brand has released the first photos of their new Borgward BX7 SUV, which will be officially unveiled on September 15 on the Frankfurt Auto Show. The BX7 will be manufactured in the Chinese capital Beijing, under an agreement between Borgward and Foton Motor. Debut in China is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.
This is the first image of the brand new Thunder Power EV electricsupercar from China. It will have its worldwide debut on the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 15. The Thunder Power EV will be powered by an electric motor with a massive 435hp, good for a 250 km/h top speed and a 0-100 in five seconds. Range is claimed to be 600 kilometer.
Chinese media report that Geely and Volvo will share a new modular platform that will underpin a new SUV and a new hatchback, among other cars. The platform has been developed by Volvo and is called ‘CMA’. It will underpin a new Geely SUV code named ‘NL-4’ and the new Volvo XC40 SUV that will compete with the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
These are the first renderings of the all-new Youxia One, an electricsupercar from China. A prototype will be unveiled in exactly eight days, and the real thing is scheduled to hit the Chinese car market in 2016. The Youxia One will be manufactured by a Shanghai-based company called Youxia Motors.
The U.S.-based online taxi-hailing service Uber has signed a deal in China to co-operate a fleet of green-energy taxi ‘limousines’ in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province under the ‘UberGreen’ name. The logistics and drivers will be handled by a local company called ‘Green New Energy Limousine Service’ and the vehicles will be provided by Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile.
Buyers of a Tesla Model S will get a free license plate in the Chinese city of Tianjin, opening the way for more Tesla sales in one of the largest and richest port cities in China, and also the port of entry for all cars arriving from the United States, including Tesla’s.
Taxi drivers in the city of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, went on strike on Sunday May 10, protesting against the activities of the U.S.-based online taxi-hailing service Uber. About two hundred taxis joined the protest. The strike comes only days after Chinese authorities raided Uber’s Chengdu office to conduct an ‘investigation’, but the service wasn’t shut down.