BYD is working on a facelift for the Qin plug-in hybrid sport sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3. The facelift includes a new grille, a new rear bumper, new badges, and blue wheels!
The facelift comes at a curious moment; in April BYD launched the Qin EV300, a full-electric version of the Qin, which is based on the non-facelifted car. Are they going to facelift that one too, just two months after launch..?
Ford is working on a facelift for the Mondeo in China. It will debut in September on the Chengdu Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in October. The facelift includes a new front bumper, new front and tail lights, and most importantly a new grille. The Aston Martin inspired grille of the current car will be replaced by a wider grille with sharper corners.
Spy Shotsshowing a new electric mini car for China by Beijing Auto. It doesn’t seem quite finished yet, check the tape on the A-pillar and the simple gray dash, but it will be launched on the Chinese car market sometime late this year. The yet nameless vehicle will be manufactured by BAIC BJEV, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC) that makes electric cars.
When Beijing Auto bought Change in 2013 it was widely expected that the old Changhe-Suzuki joint venture would die. But it didn’t. They are still making cars, including the Beidouxing, which is based on the Wagon R+. Changhe will now use that car for a new electric vehicle called the Beidouxing E.
Chery is working on a small electric mini car for China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4. It is called the @Ant. This ultra hip name has been used before, on two innovative concept cars:
New Spy Shot of the production version of the Honqi LS5, the first SUV for China’s famous Hongqi brand. The LS5 looks very good in green, clearly showing the interesting design of the roof, with a lot of body above the window line.
Spectacular Spy Shots of a new Jeep SUV, the successor of the current Jeep Patriot/Compass. A test car was seen on the back of a flatbed truck in China. The new SUV is code named C-SUV, it will debut in December on the Guangzhou Auto Show. It will be manufactured in North America, and in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture.
Spy Shots of the upcoming Zotye Damai X7 SUV, showing off a thick shiny strip over the whole rear. The Damai X7 is the second car in the Damai range, which might turn into a sub-brand in the near future. The other Damai is the X5 which was launched in September last year.