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Volkswagen GTI Cabriolet hits the Chinese car market

May 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen GTI Cabriolet hits the Chinese car market

The Volkswagen GTI Cabriolet has been launched on the Chinese car market. There is only one; priced at 388.000 yuan. Sales will start with a limited edition called ’66’, only 66 examples will be available and only in red. The GTI on pics is an early bird, I found it on a parking lot not far from Volkswagen’s headquarters in Beijing.

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Jonway Falcon SUV hits the Chinese car market

May 27, 2013 by Joey Wang

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This is the new Jonway Falcon SUV, based in body and platform on the 5-door variant of the Jonway A380. The Falcon however is slightly more hip and thus more expensive than the boorish A380.  Jonway calls the Falcon an “urban SUV”, and such a nice name costs money.

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Facelifted Jonway A380 hits the Chinese car market

May 27, 2013 by Joey Wang

Facelifted Jonway A380 hits the Chinese car market

The facelifted Jonway A380 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 79.800 yuan and ends at 98.800 yuan. The facelift includes an all-new front with a giant grille, new head lights and a new bumper. The huge 10 inch wheels are standard.

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Maserati to recall 692 cars in China

May 27, 2013 by Joey Wang

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Maserati will recall 692 vehicles imported by the Chinese mainland due to defective rear tie-rods, China’s quality supervisor said Friday.

The recall by Ferrari Maserati Cars Sales and Services (Shanghai) Co will cover the Maserati Quattroporte and Maserati Granturismo models manufactured between July 31, 2003 and Sept 25, 2008, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said in a statement.

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Angry Birds children’s motorcycle from China

May 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Angry Birds children's motorcycle from China

Angry Birds is the most popular smartphone game in China, and it shows. Earlier on we met Angry Birds car perfume, Angry Birds car stickers and an Angry Birds helicopter. Today we have the biggest Angry Birds thing we have seen so far; a full-size electric powered Angry Birds children’s motorcycle.

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Pretty Chinese Girl gets very Close with a Ferrari 458

May 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Pretty Chinese Girl gets very Close with a Ferrari 458

An extremely pretty Chinese girl getting very close to a sexy Ferrari 458 Italia. The girl is properly dressed in the the same black as the vehicle’s roof and mirrors, but sure the girl ain’t made of carbon fiber. The 458 is slightly prettified with 21 inch alloys with red rims. Girl really digs mirror. Click on Pics for Bigs™. Bit NSFW.

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Audi RS5 with Giant Mufflers in China

May 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi RS5 with Giant Mufflers in China

An Audi RS5 sportsmachine, seen on a busy road in Beijing by reader Laowei, thank you for the picture! The RS5 is made a bit faster by adding two giant mufflers that are so big they almost hit the ground. Must make a hell of a noise. The muffler king is further sexed up by a rather modest body kit and matte gray alloys. Price for the Audi RS5 starts at 1.119 million yuan in China, or 182.000 USD. But 450hp and 430nm! Sadly we only got one pic of the Mufflermaniac, time thus for our Famous A5 Coupe Collection™: matte orange, lowridergolden grille, matte blue, pink, : matte black and black & white.

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Parking a Smart in Beijing, the Chinese Way

May 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Parking a Smart in Beijing, the Chinese Way

A smartly parked Smart, seen in central Beijing by my cousin HdF, bedankt weer neefje! The Smart stands half on the main road and half on the bicycle lane but it doesn’t seem to hinder any traffic, showing the smartness of this parking plan. Smart is doing reasonable well in China, pushing cars off the shelf with many weird special editions, but the brand lags far ‘n far behind Mini or the Fiat 500. Smart urgently needs an SUV. Anyway and how, the Smart is a good car for parking on bicycle lanes, unlike a certain Audi A4L.

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Audi A4L has a License in China

May 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi A4L has a License in China

A sleek silver Audi A4L, seen on a highway near the great city of Shanghai by reader Chiprdan, thank you for the picture! The license plate reads A4Q888, ‘eight’ being a very lucky number in China, and every A4 needs a bit of luck indeed, because ‘four’ is considered a very unlucky number. The Audi A4L is a stretched variant of the Audi A4, made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.

Time now for our Famous China-Audi A4L Collection™: yellow, dragon, asshole, B7 in pink, lime green, baby blue, pink lowrider, red, pink, orange&black, matte-purple, polizei and fake.

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Spotted in China: Volvo 960 Royal

May 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Volvo 960 Royal

Yesterday was a lucky day in Beijing because I found this extremely rare Volvo 960 Royal, parked in front of a small shed-shop standing next to a fine Beijing-Jeep Cherokee. The Volvo 960 Royal was a super-luxurious limousine based on the standard Volvo 960. It was stretched by 15 centimeters for royal space in the back. Note license plate, the owner of this 960 clearly likes his car… Read more »