Dongfeng will soon join the Crossover madness with this one, a yet nameless machine based on the Jingyi MPV. Biggest difference,apart from the added plastic, is the ground clearance: it will grow to 20 centimeter!
FAW’s own brand Besturn ain’t done yet with the B50 and B70. According to reports in the Chinese press the next baby will be the B30, based on a Jetta platform. The good old Jetta still rolls of the line in the FAW-VW joint venture but even after the latest facelift it all won’t last very long anymore. After production of the Jetta finally stops there will be a full production line, engines and a platform available.
A spyshott all alone, I got only one, of the new Great Wall H5 meant for the European market. GW’s new Hover will be split in two: a boring H5 and a more exiting H5 CUV. The boring car, which you see above, will try to hit it in Europe from 2011.
Shanghai-GM can’t say goodbye to its old Spark. Some said production would be over soon but this machine proves otherwise. It is a cross-kind-of-a-thing with the usual cross stuff to make it more ugly. Roofrails, check. More plastic on the bumpers, check. Dark plastic around the wheel arches, check. Roofrails, check.
New spy-pictures from the Jiangling factory show how huge this new suv actually is. China didn’t get Hummer, now they make one themselves. The N-350 will get two engines: a 2.4 litre Mitsubishi petrol 4-cilinder and for farmers a Ford Duratex 2.4 litre diesel.
Even though Toyota had some issues lately the brand continues to inspire Chinese automakers. The Aygo proves the most popular, it is copied by BYD, Geely and JAC. This new one is from a factory called ‘Jilin Tong Tian’ from Jilin in Jilin Province. (mind: Jilin is not the capital of Jilin, it was before, but today the capital is Changchun)
Jianghuai Automobile Corporation (JAC) will reveal the new Refine IV MPV at the Beijing Auto Show in April. JAC’s follows fashion with an enormous plastic front. The grille is big and the front bumper is even bigger.
Chery seems to go for two sportmachines: the M14 hardtop convertible and this A6CC coupe. Last week we saw some pictures of the M14 testing and today two sexy red A6CC’s on a factory parkinglot. Some think that the M14 will be renamed A6CC but then why is the real A6CC still around. Chery might change both cars in one: an A6CC coupe and and A6CC convertible. In that case one would expect at least some similarities in design, like around the nose, but there are none. The A6CC is expected to debut, as is the M14, at the Beijing Auto Show at the end of April.