The very first spy shots of the production version of the JAC Refine A6 testing in China. The JAC Refine A6 is a new mid-size sedan scheduled to hit the Chinese car market just before the end of this year. The Refine A6 concept debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show, the production car will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in early December.
The crowded Chinese car market will soonsee yet another new brand fighting for sales: Cowin Auto, scheduled for debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September with a launch on the market late this year. The Chinese name is Kayi (凯翼).
Cowin Auto is a brand under Chery Automobile, focused on making cheap vehicles for young car buyers, a booming market in China. Cowin Auto will develop new vehicles from scratch and they will inherit several vehicles that are now sold under the Chery name.
The new China-only Chevrolet Cruze will hit the Chinese car market later this month. However, the old Chevrolet Cruze will stay around, it will be marketed as the ‘Cruze Classic’ and it will be sold alongside the new Cruze. This is normal business in China, Ford is doing the same with the Focus Classic and new Focus. The Cruze Classic gets a quick facelift with new headlights, new taillights, and a new front bumper with LED-thingies.
The very first spy shot showing the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV naked in China. Sadly, the shot shows only half of the car. But we can see the new SUV loox rather good, a modern rounded shape with decently sized headlights and lots of chrome all over. The latest reports in Chinese automotive media indicate the C51X will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2015.
Spy Shots of the facelifted Porsche 911testing in China. The Chinese car market is the largest market worldwide for Porsche and one of the largest for the 911, so the Germans want to make absolutely sure the new car behaves well on Chinese roads. The facelift includes a new air vent over the engine compartment and redesigned rear lights. Most strikingly however are the new exhaust pipes and the new openings in the far sides of the lower part of the bumper.
Spy Shots showing the new Changan CS35 1.5T, it will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market around the same time. Price will start around 90.000 yuan and end around 110.000 yuan.
The 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine has an output of 156hp and 210nm, and will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The engine is made by a company called Dongan Automotive Engine Manufacturing and based on the Mitsubishi 4G15T.
The CS35 is currently only available with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol with 125hp and 160nm, mated to a 5-speed manual of 4-speed automatic.
Leaked official photos of the new Citroen C3-XR SUV for China. The photos don’t appear to be promotion material. Probably taken from a handout for dealers. The Citroen C3-XR debuted as the C-XR concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April. Debut of the production version is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December with a launch on the China car market just before the end of the year.