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Aston Martin Vantage is baby blue in China

June 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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A baby blue Aston Martin Vantage, seen in the great city of Shanghai, just days after we met a baby blue Aston Martin One-77 in the same city. The Vantage is a rare car to see in China because Chinese supercar buyers consider it too small for the money, even with the big V12 under the bonnet. Price starts at a crazy 2.48 million yuan or 404.000 USD. We only got a small collection: Bling with Lambo, with double DB9, shiny purple, and an N240 with a lotta friends.

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Spy Shots: Suzuki Swift 20th Anniversary Edition for China

June 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Suzuki Swift 20-year Commemorative Edition for China

The very first spy shots of the upcoming Suzuki Swift 20th Anniversary Edition for the Chinese car market. The sporty special edition celebrates the 20th birthday of the Chang’an-Suzuki joint venture that started making the second generation Suzuki Alto in June 1993.

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Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz E Class L is ready for the Chinese car market

June 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz E Class L is ready for the Chinese car market

New spy shots showing the new Mercedes-Benz E Class L, the China-only stretched variant of the E-Class. The new E Class L debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in July, priced between 400.000 and 750.000 yuan. Buyers can choose between two different fronts, this rather sporty design or…

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Spy Shots: facelifted Great Wall C50 is ready for the Chinese car market

June 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: facelifted Great Wall C50 is ready for the Chinese car market

Spy shots showing the production version of the facelifted Great Wall C50 sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in July. The facelifted C50 debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The facelift includes new bumpers, new headlights, new rear lights, and a giant new chromed grille.

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Spy Shots: Roewe 550 plug-in hybrid testing in China

June 6, 2013 by Joey Wang

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Spy shots showing the upcoming Roewe 550 plug-in hybrid testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. Chinese media say the 550 hybrid will have a fuel consumption of only 2.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

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Facelifted Volvo S80L debuts in China

June 6, 2013 by Joey Wang

Facelifted Volvo S80L debuts in China

The facelifted Volvo S80L has finally debuted in China, more than a year after we saw the first spy shots. The facelift brings the S80L back in line with the European-made Volvo S80. However, the facelifted car hasn’t been launched on the Chinese car market yet, that will likely happen in September around the time of the Chengdu Auto Show.

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Spy Shots: facelift for the Haima Freema in China

June 5, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelift for the Haima Freema in China

The very first spy shots of the facelifted Haima Freema MPV. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new rear lights and new bumpers. The facelifted Freema will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and will be launched on the Chinese car market in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG is shiny Pink in China

June 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG is shiny Pink in China

A very happy Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, seen in front of a hotel in the great city of Fenghua in Zhejiang Province by reader Eric, thank you for the pictures! The mighty G55 is wrapped in shiny Pink and loox overwhelmingly impressive, even more so with the giant 5-spoke alloys and black windows. Chery on the pie is the license plate reading F99999. In Chinese culture the 9 is associated with the Chinese dragon, a symbol of magic and power, and Pink Dragons are even more powerful.

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Spy Shots: new Toyota Yaris testing in China

June 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new Toyota Yaris testing in China

The very first spy shots of the production version of the new Toyota Yaris. The new Yaris debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, alongside the new Toyota Vios. The Yaris and Vios will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.

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Transporting recyclable materials, the Chinese Way

June 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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A motorized tricycle transporting recyclable materials, seen in the great city of Nanning in Guangxi Province. The tricycle is loaded far over the max with giant bags containing used plastic bottles, which tend to be very light. Still, this must be a strong tricycle, looking very home-made there around the rear axle. Transporting recyclable materials like this is officially very forbidden in China, but in reality nobody cares at all. For a greener world!