Strange things are happening at Toyota in China. Yesterday we saw the first photos of the Yaris sedan, set to launch three years after the Yaris hatchback. And today we have the Vios hatchback, set to launch… three years after the Vios sedan arrived. Stranger still; it will be called the ‘Vios 3’. And like the Yaris and the Vios sedan, the Vios 3 hatchback is decidedly unpretty.
The very first photos of the new Hyundai Verna hatchback for China, following hot on the heels of the new Verna sedan. The Verna hatchback will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2017. It has become a sharp looking little car, much better than…
Changan Automotive is in an MPV launching spree, just like many other Chinese automakers, because the segment is growing like a crazy. The next one to hit the market is this Changan Lingxuan, a neat looking compact MPV with seven seats. Lights and grille look nice, alloys are sporty, but the roof rails appear to be useless.
Toyota seems to be caught in a design language that is not appealing, to put it mildly. Their cars are not selling well. But instead of changing course they keep adding ugliness to their lineup. Case in point: the upcoming Yaris L sedan. The front is a horrible mess and the rest of the car is a bland as a plastic bag.
This is the new Honda UR-V SUV for China, looking almost sleek in white. The Honda UR-V is basically the same car as the Honda Avancier. The main differences are the bonnet, the grille, the headlights, the bumpers, and the rear lights. One might wonder why Honda will be selling two near-identical cars.
Haval keeps adding new SUVs to their ever expanding lineup. The latest addition is the upcoming Haval F6, formerly known as the Haval F2, and not to be confused with another car which was thought to be the F6, but likely isn’t. The car on these photos has clear F6 badges on the back, so we got to assume this indeed is the real F6. But that is not all.
Haval being Haval; there will be four versions of the F6: the F6 Red Label, the F6 Blue Label, the F6i Red Label, and the F6i Blue Label. Easy, no?
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.
The very first Spy Shots of the upcoming Hyundai Celesta sedan. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and hit the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The Celesta will be positioned between the Verna and the Elantra, bringing the total number of sedans in Hyundai’s Chinese lineup to ten.
This is the new Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS7, the five-seat variant of the seven-seat Trumpchi GS8. The latter is a beautiful car but the shortening of the body for the GS7 hasn’t worked very well, it looks very off-balance at the rear.
Spy Shots showing a facelift for the Honda Jade in China. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market at year’s end. The facelift includes a new grille, new bumpers, new alloys, and, we noticed, new door handles.