This is the Beijing Auto C50E in all its naked glory. The Beijing Auto C50E is a new compact sedan. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the China car market in H2. The C50E will be sold under the Senova/Shenbao brand name, and designation will be D150. Price will start around 80.000 yuan and end around 120.000 yuan.
New Spy Shots of the JAC Heyue S30 SUV, this is the top-spec variant, earlier on we saw photos of the cheapo. The topper comes with more chrome in the grille, sportier alloys, black window pillars, and… a roof rack. The JAC Heyue S30 SUV will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April launch on the China car market soon thereafter.
The first spy shots of the facelifted Buick Excelle GT testing in China, it will be launched on the China car market later this year. The facelift includes a new large ‘waterfall’ grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and an updated interior.
This is the China-made Chevrolet Trax, looking ready for the Chinese auto market. The Chevrolet Trax will officially debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market soon thereafter. The Trax will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
This is the new Chevrolet Optra, a compact sedan that will be exported from China to North Africa, including Egypt and Algeria. The Chevrolet Optra is a rebadged Wuling Baojun 630 sedan that is manufactured in China by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 44% stake. The joint venture will also make the Optra. Exports are scheduled to start within three months.
Suzuki has applied for patent on the Suzuki Celerio for the Chinese car market. This Celerio is currently only manufactured by Maruti-Suzuki in India. It is another car than the seventh-generation Suzuki Alto, which confusingly is called ‘Celerio’ in some markets (and is called Suzuki A-Star in India). The seventh-generation Suzuki Alto is already manufactured in China. The Celerio will be positioned under the Alto and will be launched on the China car market in Q4.
Spy Shots of the facelifted Great Wall V80 MPV in China. The V80 is a mid-size MPV and a rare sight on Chinese roads as most Great Wall dealers, including one near my home in Beijing, simply don’t sell it. The facelifted version has to improve this dire situation. The facelift included a new grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and an improved interior.
More spy shots of the new Ford Escort sedan testing in China. The new Ford Escort debuted as a concept on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market early in the second half of this year.