New Spy Shots reveal that the Dongfeng Number 1 sedan will be called ‘Dongfeng Fengshen A9’ when it hits the Chinese car market at year’s end. A late name change as usual, only one month ago we saw photos of the production version with the ‘东风1号’ badge on the back. Dongfeng will also bring back the ‘Aeolus’ name. This used to be the official English translation of the Fengshen name, but we haven’t seen it for a long time.
New Spy Shots of the upcoming Changan CS15 compact SUV for China. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December and launch on the Chinese car market in the first quarter of 2016. The CS15 will be positioned below the Changan CS35 SUV.
The best Spy Shots so far of the new FAW Junpai D80 SUV, looking almost ready for its launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. The Junpai D80, previously known as the FAW R20, is a new sub compact SUV for China. ‘Junpai’ is a new brand under First Auto Works (FAW). Their first car, the Junpai D60 SUV, was launched in October.
Interesting Spy Shots from China showing a Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car with Dongfeng badges. The Fluence Z.E. is the electric version of the Renault Fluence sedan. The Z.E. is presently manufactured in Turkey and South Korea, where it is called the Samsung SM3 Z.E..
Sensational Spy Shots of a fiery red SUV with quite some Bling around. This is the Beijing Auto Zhanshen, a prototype-slash-concept for a true passenger-car variant of the Beijing Auto BJ2022 Yongshi (Brave Warrior). The existence of the project is interesting because Beijing Auto will soon launch the new BJ80 series, the semi-official successor of that very same BJ2022.
New photos of the 1:18 scale model of the new Volvo S90 sedan. The first set leaked in late August. We have now learned that the models are part of an order of 2000 units by French model maker Norev, made by an unnamed Chinese contractor-factory. An employee allegedly stole 20 units, of which only two are still unaccounted for today. We will keep an eye on Taobao…
The best Spy Shots so far of the four-door convertible variant of the new Beijing Auto BJ80J, seen here as a gas station at the outskirts of Beijing city. The BJ80J is the military variant of the Beijing Auto BJ80, with the civilian version designated BJ80C. Deliveries to the army are scheduled to begin in early 2016.