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Exclusive: Chang’an E30 EV debuts in China

February 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chang'an E30 EV debuts in China

The new Chang’an E30 EV was expected to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April but it hatched early, I saw it yesterday ay the ‘Clean Energy Expo’ in Beijing, a fine occasion indeed to launch an electric vehicle. The E30 however won’t be available for the general public just yet, Chang’an will first start some ‘taxi-pilot-projects’ in several yet unnamed city. The sole E30 on he show was therefore dressed up as a cab.

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Ford boosts capacity in China

February 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Ford China

Ford Motor Co. on Friday opened its fourth passenger-vehicle assembly plant in China, as it bets that aggressive expansion and new-model introductions will help it overcome strong competition in a moderating vehicle market.

The new $490 million factory in the southwestern city of Chongqing will initially produce the latest Focus compact model. Able to churn out up to 150,000 a year, it will take the annual capacity of Ford’s Chinese passenger-vehicle joint venture, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile, to 600,000 vehicles, and Ford’s global capacity in “C-segment” vehicles—the class to which the Focus belongs—to two million. Read more »

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Porsche to recall 20.826 Cayennes in China

February 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Porsche China

Luxury carmaker Porsche (China) will recall 20.826 vehicles on the Chinese mainland starting from March 23, China’s consumer quality watchdog said Friday.

The vehicles, including Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo S models, are being recalled because of a design defect in the vehicles’ headlights, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website.

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Chery Karry Youyou extended edition listed & priced in China

February 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery Karry Youyou extended edition

Karry is a sub-brand from Chery, they make small minivans that can transport everything from eggs to beer. The Youyou is Karry’s best-seller. Karry now wants a slice of a new market-segment in China: cheap-mini-MPV. Earlier this week we saw the debut of the Chang’an Ounuo MPV aimed at the same segment.

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Dartz Prombron Black Dragon for China, costs 7.9 million USD

February 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Dartz Prombron Black Dragon for China

New renderings from the upcoming Dartz Prombron Black Dragon Special Edition, only for China and made to celebrate the Chinese year of the dragon. Only 12 will be made for 50 million yuan each (7.9 million USD). The Black Dragon will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April and marks the second China-only Dartz, earlier on we saw the Dartz Kombat GOLD.RUSSIAN China Edition. This Black Dragon however, is much more mad…

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Spy Shots: FAW Weizhi V5 naked in China

February 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW Weizhi V5

The very first spy shots of the all-naked FAW V5 in China. The new V5 is a cheap small-size sedan made by Tianjin-FAW, a subsidiary of First Auto Works. The FAW V5 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April, price will start around 60.000 yuan.

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Crash Time! Rolls Royce Phantom hits a Garbage Truck in China

February 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Rolls Royce Phantom crash China

This is the second crash involving a Rolls Royce Phantom in China within eight days. In the earlier accident in Nanjing a Phantom was hit by a SouEast Lioncel. Now we are in the great city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province where a black Roller hit a garbage truck.

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A nice Mixed Vehicle from China

February 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

A nice Mixed Vehicle from China

This indeed is one of the most interesting Chinese cars on this website. Here we have a curious mix consisting of a three-wheel farm truck topped by the roof of the minivan, likely Chang’an. Siren very cool. The farm-truck is an oldie that was made by a company called Shandong JuLi, from the great city of Weifang in Shandong Province.

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Super-stretched Porsche Cayenne from China

February 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Super-stretched Porsche Cayenne from China

Here we have a very white last-gen Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, stretched a little bit to exactly nine meters. This fine car lives in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province and can be hired for weddings and other sad days.

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Nissan GTR in Gold in China, with a Sexy Girl

February 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Nissan GTR in Gold in China

Early Friday afternoon here in Beijing, time so for some Bling. This is a very fine Nissan GTR wrapped in gold, with a sweet girl all over. The pics are taken on some dark highway in the great city of Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province.

Hebei is the province around Beijing Municipality and especially the northern part is extremely rich thanks to the coal that literally jumps out of the earth. It is also one of the most pulleted parts of China, but with a car and girl like we have here; who cares?

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