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Renault Talisman tries its Magic in China

May 3, 2012 by Joey Wang

Renault Talisman

The Renault Talisman sedan debuted at the Beijing Auto Show last week and Renault now has formally launched its biggest sedan on the China car market. The Talistman is imported and therefore expensive, price starts at 318.800 yuan and ends at 484.800 yuan. Deliveries will start in June.

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China-made Ford Focus finally hits the Chinese car market

May 3, 2012 by Joey Wang

China-made Ford Focus

The new Ford Focus has finally reached the Chinese car market, more than two years after it debuted at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. The Ford Focus hatchback and sedan are made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. Price starts at 119.900 yuan and ends at 169.900 yuan.

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Smart Fortwo Dragon Edition gets a Price in China

May 2, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Smart Fourtwo Dragon Edition China

The plain weird Smart Fortwo Dragon Edition debuted last week at the Beijing Auto Show. It has now been officially launched on the China car market for 148.888 yuan. Eight is a lucky number. The price however has four eights, and four is a very unlucky number because it sound the same as the Chinese word for ‘dead’. So is this Dragon a lucky one or not? Chinese car buyers are extremely superstitious when it comes to number-games like this, especially when dragons are involved. Three 8’s would have been just fine…

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Geely Englon TX4 ‘London Taxi’ becomes a Private Limousine in China

May 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Geely TX4 London Taxi Limousine

Geely is the biggest shareholder in Magna Holdings, the maker of the iconic TX4 London Taxi. Geely also makes the TX4 in China where it is sold as Englon TX4, Englon means ‘England-London’. The TX4 sells mostly to taxi companies but private buyers can get it too. Price starts at 208.000 yuan but this white example on pic costs 288.000 yuan. Why so much? Well, you are not going to believe this…

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New FAW Weizhi V5 launched on the China car market

May 2, 2012 by W.E. Ning

FAW Weizhi V5

The FAW Weizhi V5 has been launched at the Chinese car market. Price starts at 52.900 yuan and ends at 59.900 yuan. The Weizhi V5 is a small sedan that sells at the very low end of the market. This sorta vehicles is nowadays very rare in the big cities but in the rest of the country they still sell like hot rice thanks to their low price, easy maintenance, low fuel consumption and general indestructibility.

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Citroen C4 Aircross crosses into China for too Much Money

May 2, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Citroen C4 Aircross

The Citroen C4 Aircross has crossed the line and stands now firmly on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 219.800 yuan and ends at 279.800. That is Big Money indeed, the C4 Aircross is imported into China, there are no plans for local production but Citroen will use the Dongfeng-PSA dealer network for distribution.

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Geely GLEagle GX7 is another SUV in China

May 2, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Geely GLEagle GX7

After hanging around on auto shows as a ‘concept’ for over two years the Geely GLEagle GX7 has finally been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 92.900 yuan and ends at 129.900 yuan. Geely will soon launch the Englon SX7 and the Emgrand EX7, which are exactly the same cars with a slightly different grill and different badges.

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Zotye Z100 will be very Cheap in China

May 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye Z100

The Zotye Z100 did not appear at the Beijing Auto Show but did appear at a local dealer show near Zotye’s headquarters, priced very cheap from 23.800 yuan to 25.800 yuan. Note license plate: Xin Jiangnan TT, or New Jiangnan TT. The Jiangnan TT is the cheapest car in china, based on the ancient Suzuki Alto. Jiangnan is a subsidiary of Zotye Auto. Whether the Z100 is the replacement for the TT or an addition to the TT is not very clear at the moment, in China new can mean both.

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Dongfeng-Honda Ciimo sub-brands into the Chinese car market

May 2, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Dongfeng-Honda Ciimo

The Dongfeng-Honda Ciimo debuted at the Beijing Auto Show last week and it has now officially entered the smoking hot Chinese car market. Ciimo is a sub-brand from the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture. The ‘Ciimo’ is their first car based on the last-gen Honda Civic sedan. Next op is a Ciimo SUV based on the last-gen Honda CR-V. Price for the Ciimo starts at 111.800 yuan and ends at 119.800 yuan.

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Venucia D50 sub-brands into the Chinese car market

May 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Venucia D50

The Venucia D50 has entered the already extremely crowded China car market. Venucia is a sub-brand from the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, the D50 is their first car and based on the old Nissan Tiida. Price starts at 67.800 and ends at 83.800 yuan and that is cheaper than expected.

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