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Spy Shots: new FAW-Besturn B70 testing in China

June 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW-Besturn B70

The first spy shots of the all-new FAW-Besturn B70 testing in China. The current B70 is now some 5 years old and has been facelifted twice. The new B70 will get a very sleek bodywork with a big dose of sportiness, especially around the C-pillar which makes the B70 almost look like a hatchback. The new B70 is expected to debut late next year.

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Hyundai will make a stretched Elantra for the Chinese car market

June 6, 2012 by Joey Wang

Hyundai Elantra China

Hyundai as made steady progress in China in recent years by courting consumers on reliability and price. Now it’s betting that a new factory and an updated version of its top-selling model will give it the edge it needs to further boost sales of both small cars and more expensive — and more profitable — vehicles.

Hyundai this month will open the 6.5 billion yuan ($1 billion) Beijing plant, where it plans to produce Elantra sedans that are slightly longer and taller than the current model in a bow to the Chinese penchant for space and spice in cars.

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BMW China sales up 31.5% in May

June 5, 2012 by W.E. Ning

BMW China Sales

BMW said its group vehicle sales in China grew by 31.5 percent in May, accelerating from 30.8 percent in April. Over the first five months of this year, its sales in China rose 34.4 percent to 135,026 vehicles, BMW said on Tuesday.

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Record sales for Shanghai-GM in China

June 5, 2012 by Joey Wang

Record Sales for GM in China

Shanghai GM, the joint venture between the US automaker General Motors and China’s largest vehicle producer, SAIC Corp, said it set a record for domestic sales in the first five months of the year, helping it maintain a leading position in China’s market for passenger vehicles.

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Mini China Olympic Special Edition for the Chinese car market

June 5, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Mini China Olympic Special Edition

Another special Mini Cooper for the Chinese market, this cheap looking thing is the ‘Mini China Olympic Special Edition’ which will be launched tomorrow. Just two weeks ago Mini launched the ‘Chinese Job‘ special edition to celebrate a new ‘parking in a tight place’ record. Mini said by that time there would be more China-special editions but we didn’t expect another one so fast.

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The new Hongqi H7, a first look inside

June 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi H7

The new Hongqi H7 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. At the time however nobody was allowed to look inside, the four H7’s at the show had their doors locked and Hongqi-staff simply refused to open them. Fortunately I found a fine Hongqi H7 at a police equipment show in Beijing last week and this time the doors were wide open.

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Chang’an CS35 SUV will hit the Chinese car market in July

June 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chang'an CS35 SUV

The Chang’an CS35 SUV debuted in April at the Beijing Auto Show. Chang’an Auto has announced it will be launched on the Chinese car market in July. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 90.000 yuan. Engines: 125hp 1.6 or a 174hp 1.5 turbo. Read more »

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Spy Shots: new Toyota Vitz testing in China

June 5, 2012 by Joey Wang

Toyota Vitz China

The new Toyota Vitz has been launched is various countries about a year ago. The Chinese car market however still has to do with the old one, but that is about to change soon. The new Vitz was spotted testing in China near the Guangzhou-Toyota factory which makes the current ‘old’ Vitz and will also make the new one.

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Nissan GT-R in Pink & Black from China

June 5, 2012 by Joey Wang

Nissan GT-R in Pink & Black

Another fine Nissan GT-R from China, seen in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. Its paint is a tasteful combination of pink and matte-black. The pink seems wrapped, bit messy around the grill. Sadly, we only got one pic of this pinky-black. For more mad Chinese GT-R machines see the rest of our collection: orange, Lioncelgreen-blue-pink, gold, lime-green, and police. Dig!, I just found some older pics on this website of the same pinky-black GT-R hanging around in Zhuhai (scroll down a bit).

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Spy Shots: Chery M16 testing in China, will debut in 2013

June 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery M16

The Chery M16 has been in the works for more than two years. During its development it has been restyled, inside and out. But finally it seems to be ready, well, almost. Chinese media say the M16 will debut at next year’s Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013. New spy shots show two different M16’s for the first time, indicating pre-production might have started.

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