February 22, 2017 by W.E. Ning
Leaked documents have revealed that Lexus is working on a long-wheelbase variant of the RX SUV for China. The new car will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in early H2. It will be based on the 308hp RX450h hybrid and it will be called the RX450hL. Lexus does not manufacture any cars locally, even this China-only model will be made in Japan.
The wheelbase will be extended by about 15 centimeters, creating a seven-seat car to compete better with vehicles like the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. The L will likely be fully loaded and very expensive. The current range starts at 418.000 yuan and ends at 869.000 yuan for the 450h, so the 450hL will be at least 900.000 yuan.
February 21, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD has updated the Tang hybrid super SUV and they have given it a new name: Tang 100. Biggest new is a larger capacity battery which extends the pure-electric range from 80 kilometers on the old car to 100 kilometers on the new car; hence the name.
February 16, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Cadillac XT5 30E, a plug-in hybrid version of the XT5 that is for now only for China. The XT5 PHEV will officially debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
December 27, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Spectacular Spy Shots of the production version of the new Karma Revero, the continuation of the Fisker Karma. A convoy of test cars was spied in China, headed by a white car without any camouflage, confirming the new Chinese owners didn’t change anything about the design.
November 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The Buick Velite concept was unveiled on the Guangzhou Auto Show, looking very beautiful in blue, with a low grille, angry lights, and a racy front spoiler. The Velite concept was designed by Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), GM’s Chinese design studio.
November 22, 2016 by W.E. Ning
The Roewe i6 has been launched on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, and it has become one of the best looking Chinese sedans ever. It comes in two flavors: the i6 petrol version and the ei6 hybrid. The red car on the first photo is an i6. It has a huge shiny grille. The grille of the ei6 however is…
November 15, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
And here we have the first photos of the new Roewe i6, set to debut on Friday on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The Roewe i6 is the successor of the Roewe 550, and formerly known as the Roewe 550L. There will be two variants: a petrol powered i6 and a plug-in hybrid ei6.
November 2, 2016 by Joey Wang
This is the new Roewe 550L for China. It will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2017. It is a fine looking car with a wide grille flanked by LED lights and shiny bits in the bumper. Wheels however seem a tad too small.
October 24, 2016 by Joey Wang
The ultra mad Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Concept was in China, visiting a supercar festival in Shanghai. The AM-RB 001 is a hybrid supercar that will be manufactured by a joint venture between Aston Martin and Red Bull. Deliveries of the production car are set to start in 2018 for about $3 million per unit.
October 19, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Clone Country China is at in again; the latest victim is the BMW i3, ripped off by Chinese car maker Yema for a new compact hatchback code named B11. Yema though did make a few improvements: they added a proper set of doors and usable roof rails. Otherwise it looks horrible, with an ugly blue grille and wheels smaller than my scooter’s.