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Spotted in China: second generation Toyota Coaster

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: second generation Toyota Coaster

A rare and very well preserved second generation Toyota Coaster, seen in the great city of Nanning in Guangxi Province. The sec-gen Coaster was made from 1984 until 1994. Local production of the Coaster in China started in 2000 by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. This fine blue-white example so must be an import and that was a special thing in those days when most buses were crappy China-made goat-based vehicles hammered together in a shed up mountain.

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Taxi hits Audi R8 in China

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Taxi hits Audi R8 in China

Boem, crash time China! A Volkswagen Passat taxi hit an Audi R8 in the great city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The Passat came from the right and attempted to cross the street, but there was that Audi. The taxi driver seems at fault but the R8 might have been speeding… This is the third crash involving the Audi supercar we see, earlier on one R8 hit a mail truck and back in 2009 we had one R8 crashing on a farm vehicle. And again; check license plate. Via: Weibo-Jiangsu.

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Spotted in China: Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

A very rare Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M, seen at an underground carwash by reader ‘Chen’ in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province. Only 499 vehicles were made in 2009 to celebrate Ferrari’s 16th victory in the 2008 Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship. Power comes from a souped up 4.3 liter V8 with 503hp and 470nm, weight was 1340kg, down 80 kilo compared with the base F430 Spider. All good for a 315km/h top speed, 0-100 is gone in 3.7 seconds. Check license plate!

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BMW M3 goes Completely Mad in China

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

BMW M3 goes Completely Mad in China

Friday, Bling! Here we have a brilliantly mad E92 BMW M3 Coupe, changed a bit for the better by a tuning firm in Beijing. Super-wide body kit, Lambo-doors, carbon fiber roof, gigantic carbon fiber wing, more wings and spoilers, a porn-hut interior, huge low profile tires, black alloys and shiny gold paint. We think it is just beautiful.

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Kia will develop a K4 for China

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Kia will develop a K4 for China

Chinese media says Kia will develop a ‘K4’ especially for the Chinese auto market, citing unnamed sources from the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. Sadly, those sources didn’t say what kinda vehicle the K4 will be, so wild speculation has started… Read more »

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Spy Shots: Chery Riich X3 SUV showing some more

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery Riich X3 SUV

It seems Chery doesn’t really bother to hide its new SUV anymore. Code name is T21, it will hit the market next year in three variations: Chery Riich X3, Chery Cowin SUV and Chery Tiggo. Car on pics is believed to be the Riich which will be positioned on top, the Chery will sit in the middle and the Cowin will be the cheapest.

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Spy Shots: facelifted FAW-Besturn B70 testing in China

September 21, 2012 by Joey Wang

facelifted FAW-Besturn B70

New spy shots from the upcoming facelifted FAW-Besturn B70, it will debut sometime in the middle of next year. The facelift includes an all-new more aerodynamic front, some smaller changes at the back and a new and kinda crazy dashboard.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E in Red

September 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E in Red

New spy shots again of the Beijing Auto C50E and we must say this begins to look like a very decent automobile. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the Beijing Auto Show and will see production next year.

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Spy Shots: Chang’an F101 MPV losing some camouflage in China

September 21, 2012 by Joey Wang

New spy shots from the upcoming Chang’am F101 mini MPV. This time with the Chang’an logo, earlier on we met a model with the Jinniuxing-logo, which makes it likely the F101 will be sold as a more van-like vehicle and as a passenger car.

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Dongfeng Fengshen A60 1.6 launched in China

September 20, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Dongfeng Fengshen A60 1.6 launched in China

A lotta man wearing cheap white shirts; this must be the launch of a new Chinese car! Indeed it is, sort of. The Dongfeng Fengshen A60 hit the China auto market back in March, but was until now only available with an expensive 2.0 which hampered sales. The 1.6 will have to fix that, priced from 86.800 yuan to 105.800 yuan, while the 2.0 does 118.800 yuan to 139.800 yuan. The 1.6 is mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Via: Sohu.