The very first photos of the new Volvo S90L, the long-wheelbase variant of the Volvo S90 sedan. The S90L is stretched by 12 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in early December and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
New Spy Shots showing the 2017 JeepCompass completely naked in China, clearly revealing the Compass name. This is the Chinese version which is made by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. The Compass will debut in December on the Guangzhou Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in the first quarter of 2017. The Compass will also be made in Brazil and in India.
This is the brand new Buick Velite for China. The Velite is a variant of the Chevrolet Volt, with a different front and rear. The Velite is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2017.
It is a large seven-seat SUV that will be positioned between the locally-made Tiguan L and the imported Touareg. The Teramont will debut in November on the Guangzhou Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
This is the new Qoros 3 GT sedan for China. The 3 GT is a crossover based on the Qoros 3 Sedan. Design of the 3 GT was previewed by the 3 Q•LECTRIC concept car that debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. It has all the typical crossy stuff: increased ride height, a black grille, and black wheel arches. Additionally, as it is called GT, is has some sporty bits; racy five spoke alloys, black mirrors, and a tiny wing on the boot lid.
And the cloning continues. The latest example is this Lifan Xuanlang MPV, which looks far too much like a Ford S-Max. The proportions are the same, overall design is the same too, and so are the roof line, windows, the bonnet, the lights, the ‘Aston Martin’ grille, and even the alloys.
New Spy Shots of the all new Volkswagen Teramont SUV, and it has become a rather big car with small wheels. The Teramont is the production version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue concept. It is a large seven-seat SUV. Price wise it will be positioned between the locally made Tiguan and the imported Touareg. The Teramont will debut in November on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.
This is the brand new BMW 1-Series sedan for China. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2017. The 1-Series sedan is for China only, it will be manufactured locally by the Briliance-BMW joint venture. There will be three versions: a 125i Sport, a 120i Luxury, and a 118i base model. Blue car is a 125i.
On Friday the 2016 Chengdu Auto Show will start in China. It is the third biggest show in country, after Beijing/Shanghai and Guangzhou. There will be shiploads of new cars and we will be at the show to check them all out. But for those who cannot wait we have a preview, starting with the new China-only Honda Gienia.