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Volvo S60L is Ready for the China car market

November 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Volvo S60L is Ready for the China car market

The new Volvo S60L will be launched on the China car market on December 13, price will start around 220.000 yuan. The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60, it is extended by 8 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back.

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SouEast developing mid-size sedan and compact SUV

November 27, 2013 by Joey Wang

SouEast developing mid-size sedan and compact SUV

SouEast Automotive is working on two new cars for the China car market, both will be launched in 2015. First car is a new mid-size sedan which will be based on the sleek SouEast V7 concept car that debuted in April on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Power will come from the 141hp 1.5 turbo that recently debuted in the SouEast V6, and from a brand new 1.8 turbo that is currently under development.

The second car is a compact SUV that will be called DX7. The SUV will be based on the same platform as the SouEast V5 and SouEast V6. Power will come from the same 1.5 turbo and future 1.8 turbo. The DX7 will be the first SouEast SUV.

SouEast is showing neat progress recently with sleek design and competitive prices. A mid-size sedan and especially an SUV will broaden the appeal of the brand considerably.

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New Ford Escort will be called Yachite in Chinese

November 27, 2013 by Joey Wang

New Ford Escort will be called Yachite in Chinese

The upcoming new Ford Escort will be called Yachiti in Chinese, nest translated as ‘Special Elegant Galaxy’. The Ford Escort will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014. The Ford Escort is part of Ford’s ambitious master plan to sell one million cars per year in China by 2015. The Ford Escort will be build by the Changan-Ford joint venture.

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BAIC takes 70% stake in Jiangxi Changhe Auto

November 27, 2013 by W.E. Ning

BAIC takes 70% stake in Jiangxi Changhe Auto

 

The government-forced consolidation in the Chinese auto industry continues. The Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC), owned by the Beijing government, buys 70% of Jiangxi Changhe Auto (web), owned by the Jiangxi provincial government, which keeps the remaining 30%. BAIC pays a mere 80 million yuan ($13 million), which indicates Changhe Auto is worth less than its assets.

Changhe Auto has a joint venture with Suzuki, sells Suzuki-developed vehicles under its own name, and makes mini vans. The move aims to help revive the manufacturer of small vehicles after four years’ cooperation with another auto giant, Chang’an Automobile Group, failed to boost its growth.

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Spy Shots: Lifan mini MPV testing in China

November 27, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Lifan mini MPV testing in China

The very first spy shots of a new Lifan mini MPV testing in China. The mini MPV segment is red hot with sales moving up fast and Lifan wants in. The most popular mini MPV is the Wuling Hongguang, and the new Lifan seems an almost perfect copy. The Lifan mini MPV is expected to hit the China car market in 2015 for about 50.000 yuan.

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Dongfeng Jingyi X5 1.8 Turbo hits the China car market

November 26, 2013 by W.E. Ning

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The Dongfeng Jingyi X5 1.8 Turbo has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 99.900 yuan and ends at 105.900 yuan. The Jingyi X5 1.8 Turbo is powered by a brand new turbocharged 1.8 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 160hp and 215nm, mated to a 5-speed manual.

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Honda Accord is the Fashion Force in China

November 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Honda Accord is the Fashion Force in China

A very impressive Honda Accord sedan, seen in the great city of Chongqing by reader Colin, thank you for the picture! The good Honda is dressed up as a vehicle belonging to the ‘Fashion Force’ which is apparently considered something very cool. The Fashion Force Honda Accord comes with Fashion Force badges and speedy five-spoke black alloys; all set & ready for a crack down on fashion related crime…

The Honda Accord was made by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture, the new Honda Accord was launched on the China car market in September. A few other special Accords we met in country: matte black, purple fifth-generation, third generation Honda Accord Coupe, and the China-only 1 Million Anniversary Edition.

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Chevrolet Cruze is a purple pink low rider in China

November 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Chevrolet Cruze is a purple pink low rider in China

A very flashy Chevrolet Cruze sedan, seen in the far east of Beijing. The good Cruze was wrapped in a purple Pink wrap, and further sexed up by a low riding suspension, 20 inch wheels with shiny alloys, darkened windows, and black Chevrolet badges.

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SouEast V6 Ling Shi Turbo launched on the China car market

November 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

SouEast V6 Ling Shi Turbo launched on the China car market

The SouEast V6 Ling Shi Turbo has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 86.800 yuan and ends at 114.800 yuan. The SouEastV6 Ling Shi Turbois powered by a turbocharged 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 141hp and 210nm, mated to a 6-speed manual or a CVT.

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Cadillac ATS launched on the Chinese auto market

November 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Cadillac ATS launched on the Chinese auto market

The Cadillac ATS sedan has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 308.000 yuan and ends at 438.000 yuan. The Cadillac ATS is imported into China. Local production of the Cadillac ATS at the Shanghai-GM joint venture will start sometime in 2015.

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