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Lexus CT200h listed & priced in China

October 26, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Lexus CT200h hybrid has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 279.000 yuan and ends at 445.000 yuan. The full electric BYD e6 that was listed today as well, no coincidence I guess, starts at 369.800 yuan.

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BYD e6 listed & priced in China

October 26, 2011 by W.E. Ning

The BYD e6 full-electric has been officially listed on the China car market today. Price starts from 369.800 yuan but with subsidies from central and local governments that price will go down to around 249.800 yuan.

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1985 Toyota Camry pops up in China, near Perfect

October 26, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

An almost timewarp 1985 Toyota Camry still going strong in China. The owner is very happy with his car and dropped a load of pics on the interwebs where we found ‘m. The Camry was made in Japan from 1982 until 1986, its designation was ‘V10′.

This example was imported into Shanghai in 1985 and sold for 40.000 US dollars. After a while in Shanghai it moved to the cold North East, stayed there for several years and moved all the way to Guangzhou in the South West where is still resides today. This car is a traveler for sure!

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Chinese car maker Chana changes name to Changan in Brazil

October 26, 2011 by Joey Wang

Chinese car brand Chana has changed it trade name in Brazil to Changan, the name of the Changan Automobile Group, which owns the Chana and Hafei Motors brands, the chairman of Tricos Districar said in Sao Paulo. [edit: name ain't changed yet on website]

During the 18th edition of the Fenatran transport fair, Abdual Ibraimo, chairman of the company responsible for selling Chana/Changan vehicles in Brazil, said that the change of name could strengthen the brand. Read more »

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BMW 9-month sales in China up 45%

October 26, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The world’s largest premium carmaker BMW Group sold more than 177,000 vehicles on the Chinese mainland in the first three quarters this year to surpass its 2010 full-year tally.

The German manufacturer said in a recent statement that it delivered 165,669 BMW and 11,853 MINI cars in the first nine months, robust year-on-year growth rates of 45 percent and 60 percent.

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BYD sets up North American headquarters in LA

October 26, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Alternative energy automaker BYD launched its United States headquarters in Los Angeles on Monday.

BYD, which stands for “Build Your Dreams”, aims to create 150 jobs in the second-largest American city. Its downtown Los Angeles site will focus on marketing, sales, technical support and product design for the company’s environmentally friendly vehicles, solar panels and battery storage stations. Read more »

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BYD e6 to be listed in China tomorrow

October 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The full-electric BYD e6 will finally hit the China car market tomorrow and these are the very first pics of the final production car. It didn’t change much compared with the concept and taxi, only the led-lights in the bumper are new.

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FAW-Oulai B30 naked in China

October 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the very first pic of the upcoming FAW-Oulai B30 (fka FAW-Besturn B30) all naked in China. Compared with earlier spy shots the front has changed a lot, for the better me think, in line with the sharp front end of the FAW-Go concept car from the Shanghai Auto Show. The production version of the B30 will likely debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November.

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Spy Shots: new Roewe 750 testing in China

October 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new Roewe 750 is based on the Buick Lacrosse from the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Roewe changed a bit around the head lights, the rear lights, changed to logo’s and was finished. Who said car making was difficult?

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Spy Shot: Chang’an B501 testing in China

October 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Chang’an B501 (code name) is a new small sedan aimed at the cheap end of the market. The 501 will be positioned below the Yuexiang and above the BenBen. Price will start around 60.000 yuan. Power will come from a 1.3 4-cylinder, a 1.5 may join the line later. Via: Sohu.com.