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No extended BMW 3-series for China (?)

December 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The BMW 3-series is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Production of the new 3 will start early next year. After seeing spy shots of an extended 3-series testing in China it was expected, and kinda confirmed by BMW, that BMW would launch an extended 3-series for China to compete with the Audi A4L. It might be not true after all.

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Facelift for the Audi A4L in China

December 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Audi A4L will get a facelift. The A4L is a China-only version of the A4, stretched in the middle by some 10 centimeters for more space for passengers in the back. The A4L is made by the FAW-VW joint venture.

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A Miracle indeed; Saab gets Payment from China’s Youngman

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Ailing carmaker Saab has received a first payment from China’s Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile as it struggles to stay in business and faces a crucial court hearing on its future this week.

A court is due to decide on Friday whether to keep Saab in a scheme which grants it protection from creditors while it secures itself a stable future. The administrator overseeing the scheme for the court has applied to have it ended.

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Introducing the Mighty BAW Flagship from China

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Here we have a very fine vehicle from Beijing Auto Works (BAW). It is called ‘Flagship’, a fully amphibious vehicle based on the BJ2032S 4×4. The Flagship was developed in the late ’90’s and originally intended for the Chinese army but they didn’t really want it, they bought a few hundred but found it far too slow.

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Dongfeng to triple own-brand vehicle sales

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

dongfeng fensghen a60

Dongfeng Motor Corporation, a major Chinese automaker, said on Dec 10 that it aims to triple sales of its own-brand vehicles to 3 million units by 2016. Zhu Fushou, president of Dongfeng Motor, revealed the mid-term target at a ceremony that marked the production of the millionth own-brand vehicle this year.

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Spy Shot: facelift for the Volkswagen Lavida in China

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Volkswagen Lavida will get a mid-life facelift, the new car is expected to arrive in May next year. the Lavida is a China-only small sedan made by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.

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Patent Applied: BYD 6B leaks in China

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD 6B

BYD has applied for patent on a new mid-size sedan code named 6B. The design shows similarities with the BYD G6 that was listed in late September. The 6B however is a smaller vehicle, according to Chinese media it is based on a shortened G6-platform.

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FAW Oley to be listed in China in March 2012

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW Oley

The new FAW Oley sedan debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show last month. It will be listed on the China car market in March 2012, price will range from 80.000 yuan to 100.000 yuan.

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Chang’an Eado to be listed in China in March 2012

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Chang'an Eado

The new Chang’an Eado sedan debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and debuted in China at the Guangzhou Auto Show last month. The Eado will be listed on the Chinese car market in March next year, price is expected to range from 70.000 to 110.000 yuan.

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Audi A6L Hybrid to be made in China

December 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi A6L China

The new Audi A6L will be listed on the China car market next year, debut is expected at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The A6L is made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. We can now confirm that the A6L Hybrid will also be made in China.

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