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Spy Shots: Chang’an Eado XT loses some Camo in China

January 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Chang'an Eado XT loses some Camo in China

The best spy shots so far of the Chang’an Eado XT hatchback, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will hit the market around the same time. The Eado XT hatchback is based on the Chang’an Eado sedan that was launched on the Chinese car market in March last year.

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Spy Shots: Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia R60 is Naked in China

January 14, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia R60 is Naked in China

The very first spy shots of the upcoming Venucia R60, which will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second quarter of this year. Venucia is a sub-brand from the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. The Venucia R60 is based on the outgoing Nissan Livina. Price will start around 70.000 yuan while the Livina starts at 85.000 yuan. Read more »

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Spy Shots: Chery E3 testing in China

January 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Chery E3 testing in China

New spy shots of the upcoming Chery E3 sedan, seen road testing in southern China. The Chery E3, formerly known by its code name Chery A19, will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second quarter of this year, debut is expected for the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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Porsche 911 is baby blue in China

January 14, 2013 by Joey Wang

Porsche 911 is baby blue in China

A very new 991 Porsche 911 Carrera wrapped in baby blue, seen in the great city of Fuzou in Fujian Province. Wrap is slightly matte and continues neatly over bumpers and mirrors. Blue loox even better by the black alloys! Price for the 911 in China starts at 1.47 million yuan or 236.000 USD.

Sadly we got only one pic of Baby Blue, so here is some more 911 in China: 991 Turbo prototype, 911 Turbo S, 993 Carrera RS, pink cabrio, matte black, : matte black 911 GT3, 964 911 RS America, yellow 964 911, pink 996, shiny blue, orange, Edition 918 Spyder, matte-blackpink, ugly body kit, gold, and the China-only Anniversary Edition.

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Spotted in China: Mercedes-Benz W124 E-Class Estate

January 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Mercedes-Benz W124 E-Class Estate

A very rare W124 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate, seen in the great city of Shanghai by reader & serial spotter Navigator 84, thank you for the picture! The W124 was made from 1985 until 1996 and was never officially exported to China. Some Ee’s made it to Chinese shores via diplomatic or gray channels, and this is the very first Estate we see. We don’t know what is under the bonnet but it seems to be a high-end car, so a six-cylinder is most likely. Our small W124 collection: E220E220 no.2, and a 200.

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Geely sales in China up 24% in December

January 14, 2013 by Joey Wang

Geely sales in China up 24% in December

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the largest private automaker in China, achieved a new sales record in December with 59,564 cars sold, up 24 percent year-on-year. According to a statement released on Thursday, the company’s sales in 2012 increased about 15 percent year-on-year to 483,483 cars.

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Top Managers are leaving BMW in China

January 14, 2013 by Joey Wang

Top Managers are leaving BMW in China

New reports in Chinese media indicate something is afoot in the high ranks of BMW’s China operations. Another top manager is leaving, the third in less than a month. ChinaDaily says:

BMW Brilliance Senior Vice-President Daniel Kirchert has recently submitted his resignation and may leave the company soon, China Business News reported Friday.

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China’s Great Wall Motors sales up 28% in 2012

January 14, 2013 by Joey Wang

China's Great Wall Motors sales up 28% in 2012

Great Wall Motors, a private Chinese carmaker, Saturday said it outperformed the average growth of the whole industry last year with a 28 percent increase in vehicle sales in terms of units.

The carmaker sold 620,000 sport utility vehicles, sedans and pickup trucks last year, 20,000 more than its target for 2012, said Shang Yugui, a spokesman of Great Wall Motors.

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Killer Air in Beijing

January 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Killer Air in Beijing

Sunday morning around 11:00, 3th Ring Road in Beijing.

The air pollution in Beijing reached a new record over the weekend. The density of PM2.5, particles that can kill you, went over 900 micrograms per cubic meter. The maximum considered possible was 500, so the pollution went literally over the scale.

Normally, everything above 300 is seen as ‘hazardous’, meaning you better stay indoors. The air was thick and dirty and smelled like something was burning, everywhere. My throat and eyes felt all weird and breathing was more difficult. Today on early Monday morning the situation is fortunately much better, the density is back to 400 but slowly climbing again as I write this.

The record is caused by an unlucky combination between the normal pollution, fog, and the lack of wind. The winter is normally the most clean season in Beijing thanks to the cold winter winds from the north. This year however the winds stay home and a very dirty capital is the result.

406 now…

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Volkswagen Bora is Pimped in China

January 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Bora is Pimped in China

An extremely pimped Volkswagen Bora, seen on a parking lot near my home in Beijing. The Bora is boraa’d up by a gigantic body kit, blacked out alloys, a big wing on the back and a freaky logo on the grille…

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