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A pink Maserati Quattroporte in China

March 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Maserati China

Real women wear pink! Here we have a very speedy Maserati Quattroporte in pink in China, driven fast in the great city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province by a girl wearing sunglasses. She cool? She cool. Car also has cheap looking chromed frames around the rear lights, that ain’t too cool. Pink however, does the car good. But what about gold..?

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Spy Shots: Citroen DS3 and DS5 testing in China

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy shots from the Citroen DS3 and DS5 testing in China. Both cars will debut at the Beijing Auto Show and April and they will be listed on the Chinese car market that same month. The DS3 and DS5 will be imported into China, local production at the new Chang’an-PSA joint venture is at least one year away.

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Spy Shots: Chang’an Yuexiang 100 = Yuexiang V3

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chang'an Yuexiang V3

What’s in a name? This new Chang’an sedan was born as the Chang’an B501, then changed name to Chang’an Yuexiang 100 and is now renamed again to Chang’an Yuexiang V3. And it ain’t even om the market yet! The Yuexiang V3, not to be confused with the SouEast V3, will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April, it will then be listed on the China car market in June.

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China extreme Crazy: Audi S5 Coupe in matte-black, and white

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi S5 Coupe in matte-black, and white

Here we have extreme madness from China. This is a fine Audi S5 Coupe wrapped in matte-black and white. The cut goes neatly through the middle. Is this to fool the police or because it just loox cool? I guess it is both. This work of art lives somewhere in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. If you are there; look for a black Audi, and a white one…

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Spy shots: Geely Englon SC5 sedan testing in China

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Geely Englon SC5 sedan

New spy shots from the Geely Englon SC5 sedan testing in China. The Englon SC5 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be listed on the Chinese car market later this year. It was a long way coming, the SC5 sedan originally debuted as a concept at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show.

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Spy Shots: Roewe R95 in China, the interior

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Roewe R95 in China

The new Roewe R95, successor of the Roewe 750, will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. It will get a twin-sister called the Shanghai R95 which is exactly the same car with different badges.  Owner SAIC wants the revive the ‘Shanghai’-brand which will eventually replace the Roewe-brand completely.

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Spy Shots: SouEast V5 gets Funky in China

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

SouEast V5

New spy shots from the upcoming SouEast V5 sedan wearing very funky camouflage. The SouEast V5 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April, it will be listed on the Chinese car market in Q3 and price is expected to range from 80.000 to 120.000 yuan.

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Spy Shots: new Mercedes-Benz B-class testing in China

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes-Benz B-class testing in China

The first spy shots from the new Mercedes-Benz B-class testing in China, it will be listed on the Chinese car market later this year as an import, there are no plans yet for local production at the Beijing-Benz joint venture.

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Spy shots: Haima Aishang in blue

March 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Haima Aishang

New spy shots of the final production version of the new Haima Aishang minicar. The Aishang will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. When it will hit the Chinese car market is unsure. Earlier reports in Chinese media said it would be listed in June, then they said March 27, and now they say it is postponed to a yet unknown later date.

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Toyota China sales up 51.3% in February

March 13, 2012 by Joey Wang

Toyota China

In February 2012, Toyota and its two local joint venture partners managed to sell in China about 66,800 vehicles, up 51.3%.

In January and February the sales totaled about 125,500 units, up 1.5% from last year. Although sales were quite weak in January, the Lunar New Year holiday from the end of the month brought a surge in the February sales. In January this year the company sold about 58,700 units, down 26.2% compared to the same period last year.

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