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BYD G6 to be listed in China on September 26

September 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The BYD G6, BYD’s new flagship sedan, will be listed on the China car market on September 26. The G6 is the successor of the E6, a similar big sedan for little money. The G6 however is positioned a bit higher and comes with more goodies. Read more »

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BYD’s safety airbags not safe

September 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Safety airbags in BYD Auto Co LTD (BYD) F3 cars have failed to protect passengers at critical moments, reported CCTV on Sept 11.

In an investigative program on last Sunday, CCTV reported two car accidents in which airbags of several F3 compact cars failed to inflate in collisions, leading serious injuries. It reported that BYD refused to give any compensation to its customers and insisted that there are no flaws in its airbags.

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Lamborghini sees China as No 1 market

September 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Italy’s Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA expects that by next year at the latest, it will be the first super sports car brand to have China as its biggest market, said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO.

“China is likely to be our biggest market this year, depending on sales in the next few months in our current top market, the United States.

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New subsidy policy for energy-saving vehicles in China

September 19, 2011 by Joey Wang

China will launch a new subsidy policy for energy-saving vehicles next month in a bid to encourage automakers to increase green-technology investment and reduce oil consumption.

Energy-saving cars weighing between 1,205 kilograms to 1,320 kilograms should consume no more than 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers in order to obtain subsidies as of October 1, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website.

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Meet the new King of Cloning in China: Yema

September 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Chinese automaker Yema wants to best BYD in cloning other-one’s cars. This is the Yema E-Series, inspired to the teeth by the Infinity EX. The E-series is officially still a concept but production ain’t far away.

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Geely Emgrand EC7 facelifted in China

September 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The facelifted Geely Emgrand EC7 debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. It got a new front, some changes at back, a new dashboard and improved engines.

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Volkswagen CrossGolf and Golf Variant listed & priced in China

September 19, 2011 by W.E. Ning

The Volkswagen CrossGolf and Golf Variant debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. Both cars have been listed on the China car market immediately. Price for the CrossGolf is 243.000 yuan, price for the Golf Variant starts at 258.000 yuan and ends at 298.000 yuan.

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Volvo S60 T5 and XC60 T5 listed & priced in China

September 19, 2011 by W.E. Ning

Volvo has launched the S60 T5 sedan and the XC60 SUV at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show, aiming at a Chinese car market that gets more and more interest in high performance vehicles. Both cars will be imported. Geely, Volvo’s owner, has plans to make the S60 and XC60 in China, production however won’t start before 2013.

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Chengdu Auto Show 2011: Greatwall Tengyi C50 Turbo debuts in China

September 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the definite production version of the Greatwall Tengyi C50 sedan, it will be listed on the China car market in November. The C50 will be powered by a 1.5 turbo with 134hp and 180nm.

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Chengdu Auto Show 2011: Mazda 3 sedan launched in China

September 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new Mazda 3 sedan debuted at the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. The 3 has been listed immediately, price starts at 112.800 yuan and ends at 153.800 yuan. The Mazda 3 is made in China by the Chang’an-Mazda joint venture.

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