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Spy Shots: new Changan BenBen looks good in green in China

November 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new Changan BenBen looks good in green in China

Spy shots showing the new Changan BenBen in green, seen completely unattended in a underground parking lot. The new Changan BenBen will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show next week and will be launched on the China car market just before the end of this year. The BenBen shows once again Changan is on a very good way when it comes to design, the new BenBen will arguably be the best looking mini car in China.

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Audi A8L has a License in China

November 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi A8L has a License in China

A very big and very black Audi A8L limousine, seen on a car market in east Beijing. The license plate reads A80909 and that is by far the best license plate we have seen on an Audi A8L in China, especially since both 8 and 9 are lucky numbers in Chinese culture and traditions.

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Guangzhou Auto WitStar concept car will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show

November 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Guangzhou Auto WitStar concept car will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show

Guangzhou Auto has released two sketches of their new WitStar concept car. The Witstar will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month. The concept will showcase new ‘intelligent vehicle driving technologies’ including an autonomous-drive system. The WitStar comes with very futuristic looks and previews design-wise a future full-size SUV.

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Honda Urban SUV will be built in China from 2014

November 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Honda Urban SUV will be built in China from 2014

The Honda Urban SUV will be built in China from 2014 by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture, and it will be launched on the China car market in late 2014. The Honda Urban debuted as a concept on the Detroit Auto Show in January. The production version will be called Honda CR-U.

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First Auto Works to build assembly plant in Algeria

November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang

First Auto Works to build assembly plant in Algeria

First Auto Works (FAW) will build an automotive assembly plant in Algeria. The factory will have an initial output of 10.000 car a year and a final output of 30.000 cars a year. The plant will make cars for the Algerian market, for other North African markets, and for export to Southern Europe.

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BYD to invest $492 million yuan in new-energy vehicle factory in China

November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang

BYD to invest $492 million yuan in new-energy vehicle factory in China

BYD will invest 3 billion yuan ($ 492 million) in a new-energy vehicle plant in China, it will be build in the Lishui Economic Development Zone in the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. The plant will manufacture electric cars and electric buses.

The plant is expected to run on full steam in 2015, with a full capacity of 5000 electric cars and 1000 electric buses per year. The plans include an electric-vehicles R&D center in downtown Nanjing. The agreement between BYD and the Nanjing city government also includes the purchase of 400 BYD e6 taxis that will hit the road in early 2014.

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Spy Shots: 2014 Wuling Baojun 630 hatchback seen testing in China

November 15, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: 2014 Wuling Baojun 630 hatchback seen testing in China

New spy shots of the new 2014 Wuling Baojun 630 hatchback, it will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month and it will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014. The Baojun 630 hatchback is based on the Baojun 630 sedan and they are both based on the platform of the China-made Buick Excelle.

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Spotted in China: Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 60F1 ‘Alonso Edition’

November 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 60F1 'Alonso Edition'

A very rare  Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE 60F1, seen in the great city of Jinan in Shandong Province by reader Richard M., thank you for the pictures! The 599 GTB HGTE 60F1, nicknamed ‘Alonso Edition’, was a special edition Ferrari 599 launched in 2012 to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in Formula 1.

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Porsche sales in China up 21% in October

November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang

Porsche sales in China up 21% in October

Porsche had a very good month in China in October. The brand announced it sold 21% more cars, up to a total of 2948. In the first ten months of the year, Porsche’s China sales jumped 15 percent to 30,406 units. Volkswagen’s sports car unit did not provide model-by-model sales for October, but Porsche has said it sells more Cayennes in SUV-crazy China than in any other market.

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Geely sales up 15% in October

November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang

Geely sales up 15% in October

Geely found the way up again with very good numbers for October. The company announced it sold 55.785 vehicles last month, up 15 percent compared with 2012.Geely’s Emgrand brand enjoyed strong demand for its EC7 compact sedan, sales surged 36 percent year-on-year to 20,275 units in October.

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