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Crash Time China: taxi hits Maserati GranTurismo

December 13, 2013 by Joey Wang

Crash Time China: taxi hits Maserati GranTurismo

Nasty car crash in China in the great city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. A Volkswagen Santana Vista taxi hit a Maserati GranTurismo hard at the passenger door resulting shiploads of damage to both vehicles. Fortunately nobody got seriously hurt, but that Maserati doesn’t look too good…

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Peugeot 2008 will be launched on the China car market in April 2014

December 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Peugeot 2008 will be launched on the China car market in April 2014

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV will be launched on the China car market in April 2014. The Peugeot 2008 will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture to compete with fine cars such as the successful Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai.

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Zhongxing C3 Urban Ark UAV will hit the China car market on December 20

December 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Zhongxing C3 Urban Ark UAV will hit the China car market on December 20

The hip hip Zhongxing C3 Urban Ark UAV will be launched on the China car market on December 20. Price will start at 50.000 yuan and end at 70.000 yuan, making the Zhongxing C3 one of the cheapest city SUV’s in China. Zhongxing however says the C3 Urban Ark is not an SUV but an AUV, an ‘Activity Utility Vehicle’.

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Volvo S60L arrives at the Dealer in China

December 13, 2013 by Joey Wang

Volvo S60L arrives at the Dealer in China

The new Volvo S60L will be launched on the China car market tonight and the first examples have arrived at Volvo dealers throughout China. Price will start around 220.000 yuan and end around 350.000 yuan. The Volvo S60L is a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60; extended by 8 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back.

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Spy Shots: BYD-Daimler Denza EV seen Naked in the Factory in China

December 13, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: BYD-Daimler Denza EV seen Naked in the Factory in China

The best spy shot so far of the upcoming BYD-Daimler Denza EV, seen completely naked in the factory in China. Body work seems very streamlined, multi-bar chromed grille is very impressive, giant headlights will use shiploads of energy, alloys look very sporty, lots of chrome all over the car. This is going to be an interesting EV…

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Citroen teases the China-only Citroen DS 5LS sedan

December 13, 2013 by Joey Wang

Citroen teases the China-only Citroen DS 5LS sedan

New teasers of a new Citroen DS sedan for the China car market. When the first teaser came out it was widely assumed, including by us, to show the upcoming Citroen DS4 sedan that is currently under development in China. However, new reports indicate the teasers are teasing another sedan, called DS 5LS, and based on the Citroen DS5.

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Spotted in China: Tianjin Huali Dafa TJ110 minivan

December 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Tianjin Huali Dafa TJ110 minivan

A very old but still very pretty Tianjin Huali Dafa TJ110 minivan, Spotted in China in the great city of Foshan in Guangdong Province. The Tianjin Huali Dafa TJ110 was manufactured from 1984 until 1989 by the Tianjin Huali Motor Company, a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW).

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China Passenger Car Sales up 14.9% in November

December 12, 2013 by Joey Wang

China Passenger Car Sales up 14.9% in November

China car sales were up 14.9% in November to 1.63 million units, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said. Growth was down from October’s 24 per cent but November still was one of the year’s biggest months by volume.

Growth in sales by Japanese brands outpaced the market, rising 19.2 per cent. Japanese automakers are recovering from a slump last year during tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over conflicting claims to uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.

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Peugeot developing mid-size 6008 SUV for the Chinese car market

December 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Peugeot developing mid-size 6008 SUV for the Chinese car market

Peugeot is developing a new mid-size SUV for the Chinese car market. The SUV will be called Peugeot 6008 and it is expected to debut in 2015. The 6008 is based on the new PSA EMP2 flexible platform, which is available with a wheelbase of 2620mm, 2840mm, or 2900mm.

Power will come from a 163hp 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder and from a new V6 engine that is currently under development especially for Asian markets. Price will start around 200.000 yuan and end around 250.000 yuan.

The Peugeot 6008 SUV will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. Currently, Dongfeng-PSA makes only one SUV, the Peugeot 3008. In the future the JV will also manufacture the 2008 and 4008, besides the 6008.

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Porsche 944 with Lambo Doors in China

December 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Porsche 944 with Lambo Doors in China

A mellow yellow Porsche 944 sportmachine, Spotted in China in the great city of Zigong in Sichuan Province. The neat 944 has been considerably sexed up with extremely hip Lambo doors for a true super car feeling. Other modifications include Bling five-spoke alloys in speedy tires and, somewhat strangely, extended bumpers.

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