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Spy Shots: new Range Rover testing in China

April 6, 2012 by W.E. Ning

new Range Rover testing in China

The very first spy shots of the new Range Rover testing in China. The new Range Rover will internationally debut late this year, its China-debut is expected at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.

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New Chery QQ3 = Chery QQ5

April 6, 2012 by Joey Wang

Chery QQ5

We had predicted for a while that the new QQ3 would be positioned significantly higher than the old QQ3, which lives on as the QQ3 Sport. It turns out to be true, and even more than we expected. The new QQ will sit so much higher in the market that Chery decided to rename it: Chery QQ5.

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Spy Shots: China-made Honda Elysion MPV

April 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Honda Elysion MPV

The very first pictures of the new Honda Elysion MPV, made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture. It seems almost exactly the same car as the Japanese version. The China-made Elysion will debut later this month at the Beijing Auto Show.

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GM’s China sales hit record high for March

April 6, 2012 by Joey Wang

Chevrolet China

US auto giant General Motors said Thursday that its China sales set a record for March, despite an overall slowdown in the world’s biggest car market.

The company, the world’s biggest automaker by sales, sold 257,944 vehicles in March, up more than 10 percent from the same month last year, and its highest total for the month, according to a company statement.

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Ford to invest 600 million USD in China Factory

April 6, 2012 by Joey Wang

Ford China

Ford’s China unit will invest about $600 million to increase the capacity of one of its passenger-car factories by almost 60 percent as it looks to expand its operations in the world’s largest auto market.

The automaker, along with joint venture partner Changan Automobile, will raise capacity at its factory in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing by 350,000 units to 950,000 vehicles annually by 2014, Ford said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. Construction is expected to begin immediately, it said.

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Spy Shots: facelifted Roewe 550 without camouflage

April 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

facelifted Roewe 550

The very first spy shots of the facelifted Roewe 550 without camouflage, it will debut at the Beijing Auto Show later this month and it will be listed on the Chinese car market in September.

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Having Fun on the Beach in China

April 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Interesting pics of a sunny beach near the great city of Beihai in Guangxi Province. Tourist saw their hard-earned holiday disturbed by none less then the mighty People’s Liberation Army which came cruising down the beach in a dozen armored infantry fighting vehicles, in this case the amphibious Type 95 with on outboard engine fitted. Children saw their sand castles destroyed, very much…

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Agenda: the 17th Beijing Automotive Trade Fair

April 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Automobile Trade Fair

A small local auto show in Beijing, not the Beijing Auto Show 2012 (aka China Auto 2012). The nicely named ’17th Beijing Automotive Trade Fair’ (web) is basically a dealer show sexed up with babes and customizing clubs from around town. Not big, but always good for a few hours of cars. Location: Beijing Agricultural Exhibition Center (web). Date: from today April 5 until Sunday April 8. Pic from the 2011 edition, so you know what to expect…

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Spy Shots: BMW 3Li, a 3-series for Chauffeurs

April 5, 2012 by W.E. Ning

BMW 3Li

New spy shots from the upcoming BMW 3Li which will debut at the Beijing Auto Show later this month. The 3Li is extended by 110mm compared to the standard 3-series for more space in the back, it is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture and will be listed on the Chinese car market in July.

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MG SUV Concept for the Beijing Auto Show, based on MG5

April 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

MG SUV

SAIC has confirmed it will bring a SUV-concept to the Beijing Auto Show. We have been hearing about this SUV (code named AS21)  for over a year now, the last time was back in January. The MG SUV will be based on the same platform as the MG5/Roewe 350, it will be powered by a 1.5 turbo that will also find its way in the MG5 and Roewe 350 later on. Via: Autohome.