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BYD to launch four new SUV’s in China

January 23, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD to launch four new SUV's in China

BYD will launch four new SUV’s in China, in addition the the mad BYD Tang and BYD Tang Ultimate. Starting with the BYD Yuan, a sub-compact SUV that will debut is the third quarter with a launch on the Chinese car market just before the end of the year. The Yuan will come with 1.1 and 1.3 liter four-cylinder petrol engines and as a dual-mode hybrid. Size: 4320/1765/1650, wheelbase 2520.

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Car Sales in China up 6.9% in 2014

January 19, 2015 by Joey Wang

Car Sales in China up 6.9% in 2014

China car sales were up again in 2014, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said Monday. Approximately 23.49 million cars were sold in China last year, a year on year increase of 6.9 percent, according to a CAAM report.

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Beijing turns Street Lamps into charging stations for Elecric Cars

January 14, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Beijing turns Street Lamps into charging stations for Elecric Cars

The biggest hurdle facing electric cars in China is the lack of charging stations on public roads. The government is aware of the problem and is looking for creative solutions, like using street poles. Beijing has launched a pilot project to transform street lamps to serve as charging poles for electric cars.

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Levdeo E60 EV will be launched in China in 2015

December 23, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Levdeo E60 EV will be launched in China in 2015

This is the Levdeo E60 EV, a new electric car for China that will be launched on the Chinese electric car market in the third quarter of 2015. The Levdeo E60 EV is manufactured by a company called ‘Levdeo Electric Drive Company’, based in the great city of Weifang in Shandong Province.

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Tesla announces deal to provide satellite navigation in China

December 8, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Tesla announces deal to provide satellite navigation in China

Tesla China has announced a deal with Chinese mapping company NavInfo that will finally see satellite navigation in the Tesla Model S in China. Normally, the navigation system of the Model S works with Google Maps, which is blocked in China, which forced Tesla to delete the system altogether, leaving Chinese Tesla owners without a factory-installed navigation system.

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Lifan to Launch three new SUV’s in China

December 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Lifan to Launch three new SUV's in China

Lifan Automobile is on a roll in China. The Lifan X50 SUV was launched on the Chinese car market last month, the Lifan Lotto mini MPV will launch later this month, followed by the new Lifan 820 sedan and the facelifted Lifan 720 sedan in Q1 2015. But that ain’t all…

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Introducing the Yogomo 7 Seat Passenger Car from China

November 27, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Introducing the Yogomo 7 Seat Passenger Car from China

The very first spy shots of the new Yogomo 7 Seat Passenger Car in China, a new mini MPV scheduled for launch on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2015. The Yogomo 7 Seat Passenger Car is manufactured by the Hebei Yujie Vehicle Corporation, based in Hebei Province with factories in Shandong, Jiangxi, and Chongqing.

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Volvo S90L will be made in China from late 2015

November 13, 2014 by Joey Wang

Volvo S90L will be made in China from 2015

Production of the new Volvo S90L will start in China late next year. The S90L will be build in the new Volvo factory in Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province. The S90L is basically a stretched variant of the generation Volvo S80, which is based on Volvo’s new SPA platform that also underpins the new Volvo XC90. It is the second time Volvo is using the S90 name after the 1996-1998 S90 sedan.

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Zotye to launch two new SUV’s on the Chinese auto market

November 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye to launch two new SUV's on the Chinese auto market

Zotye is on a roll in China. The Zotye T600 SUV is selling well and the new Zotye Z500 sedan has been received very positive. But that is by no way the end of it. The brand is planning two more SUV’s, the T700 and the T800, both bigger and better than the T600. The T700 will arrive as soon as next year, and the T800 will follow in 2016.

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Changan Automobile develops two new SUV’s for China

November 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Changan Automobile develops two new SUV's for China

Changan Automobile is developing two new SUV’s for China. The SUV segment is still booming with the biggest growth in the compact and sub-compact sizes. The new cars are codenamed R102 and R103. Both will be based on exiting platforms from Changan’s commercial-vehicles division, pretty much in the same was as Beijing Auto developed the new Beiqi Yinxiang brand.

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