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Second Hand car from China: Tongtian Glow

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Tongtian Glow China

Here we have a very special second hand car on sale in Beijing. This is a 2004 Tongtian Glow, or Tongtian Geluo in Chinese. It was made from 2004 until 2007 and developed by the Jiangbei Machinery Plant from Jilin Province.

In 2005 Jiangbei was absorbed by Jiangnan Auto from Henan Province. The Tongtian Glow was based on the Suzuki Alto that was also made by Jiangbei under license from Suzuki, that car is still in production today as the Jiangnan TT. Production of the Glow ended in 2007 when Jiangnan was bought by Zoyte Automobile.

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The JAC 4R3 Ford F150 clone from China in More Detail

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC 4R3 pickup truck Ford F150 clone from China

Only 3 days ago we published the first pics of the JAC 4R3 pickup truck which is basically a Ford F150 clone with a much smaller engine. The story went wild all over the world and is now officially our Most Popular Story Ever. Today we have a bunch of new and better pics from the JAC 4R3 pickup truck, taken somewhere near the factory. Yez, this crazy 4R3 is very real indeed…

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Jaguar Land Rover and Chery might announce JV at Beijing Auto Show

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Jaguar China

Reuters cites “two people with direct knowledge of the matter” who are saying that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Chery Auto are working out the final details of a deal to start a joint venture for making JLR-cars in China. Read more »

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New Hongqi C131 to be China’s next ‘government car’?

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

According to Chinese sourced cited by Businesweek the Chinese government has decided that the upcoming Hongqi (Red Flag) C131 will be China’s next official government car for minister-level officials.

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China’s Youngman bids for bankrupt Saab again

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Saab China

Chinese group Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile has made a fresh bid for Swedish carmaker Saab, which went bust in December, Swedish radio reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Saab, one of Sweden’s best-known brands, shut down production early last year after running out of money and was finally declared bankrupt after protracted rescue efforts by owner Swedish Automobile.

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Spy Shots: China-made Chevrolet Sail Testing in India again

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chevrolet Sail Testing in India

GM is getting very serious with its push into India. GM will bring several China-made cars to the car-hungry Indian market. One of those is the Chevrolet Sail sedan, made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.

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New BYD F3 will be called ‘F3 Su Rui’

February 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

New BYD F3 China

The new BYD F3 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April, it will be called ‘F3 Su Rui’, best translated as ‘quick (and) sharp. This might mean the current BYD F3 will continue as a buget-alternative.

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Old pic: the Shanghai 58 on Parade in China

February 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Shanghai 58 China

Here we have a very old ‘n pretty picture of a very old ‘n pretty military vehicle. This is the mighty Shanghai 58, based on the American Willys CJ3A. It was made from 1958 until 1960 by Shanghai Auto Works in very small numbers, the grand total is likely less than 50 vehicles. First pic was taken during a Communist-style parade in the early 1960′s.

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Volvo Concept Universe = Volvo S100 (?)

February 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Volvo Concept Universe = Volvo S100

The Volvo Concept Universe debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. It was seen by the time as a sorta sweetener for Mr. Li Shifu, owner of Geely and thereby from Volvo. Li wanted a big Volvo badly to compete with the S-class, 7 and A8.

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How to sell a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in China

February 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Sexy Chinese girl Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG China

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a very fine sportsmachine. Big engine, long bonnet and gullwing-doors. But still, it won’t sell all by itself, not even in supercar-hungry China. Benz therefore hired two big guns for an event at the otherwise very local Hubei Auto Show in the great city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. If those don’t sell the SLS, well, what does?

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