Spy Shots of the new Beijing Auto BJ80D in China. The D is the third variant of the upcoming BJ80 series. The BJ80C is the civilian version, the BJ80J is the military version, and the BJ80D is a civilian version with the diesel engine of the military version.
Nissan is developing a sports package for the Nissan Lannia sedan. The package includes red winglets under the bumpers, red mirrors (!), red strips on the doors, and a choice between two rear wings, one it seems with LED lights inside.
The sport package will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market around the same time. There will be no mechanical changes, which means the sportpack equipped car will probably be slower than the standard car because of the extra drag caused by all the extra plastic.
The Lannia was launched in October last year, powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol with 126hp and 154nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a CVT. Price starts at 105.900 yuan and ends at 143.900 yuan. The Sport Package will cost around 5000 yuan.
China’s Jinbei Automotive is working on a clone of the Acura MDX for a new SUV for the Chinese car market. The overall proportions, grille, headlights, bumpers, bonnet, windshield, and even the roof rails are close to 100% similar to the MDX. Compare:
The very first Spy Shots of the the new Citroen C6 testing in China, seen on the open road less than a week after pre-production started. The new Citroen C6 is code named X81. It will debut in semi concept form on the Beijing Auto Show in April and in production form sometime around September, with a launch on the Chinese car market scheduled for late Q4.
Spy Shots showing the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible in Shanghai, where it was snapped by Reader & Super Spy Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the photos! The open Evoque debuted on the the L.A. Auto Show in November and will have its China debut in Beijing in April with a launch on the Chinese car market in May, just in time for summer.
Spy Shots showing the all new Audi A5 coupe testing in China. The new A5 coupe will be launched in early 2017. China is one of the most important markets for Audi, so they want to make very sure their new coupe behaves well on Chinese roads.
Spectacular Spy Shots showing the new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan completely naked in China. Two examples were seen; a standard black car and a more sporty gray car. The Volkswagen Tiguan will hit international markets in spring, and debut in China is expected for the Beijing Auto Show in April.
The best Spy Shots so far of the production version of the Borgward X7 SUV. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The production version seems very close to the concept that debuted last year in Frankfurt, with only some minor differences on the grille.
The Guangzhou Auto conglomerate is going to launch a new car brand for the Chinese market, the brand will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The English name is ‘Run Pard’, the Chinese name is ‘Lan Bao’ (岚豹), best translated as ‘Mist Leopard’. Mist as in ‘a misty day’. The English slogan is catchy; “Through the mist&wind His speed as cheetahs”, adding too to the endless confusion about whether a leopard = a cheetah or not. In Chinese the character 豹 usually covers both.