Posts Tagged ‘jeep’
Published on May 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning
US automaker Chrysler will recall 4,783 vehicles exported to China to fix defective fuel tanks that could pose safety risks, China’s top quality watchdog said on Friday.
Published on April 18, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A mysterious Jeep Wrangler, seen near the exhibition hall at the Shanghai Auto Show, which starts on Saturday. The Wrangler loox very fast with all-black paint, sporty alloys, a hard-top and a a giant air-vent in the bonnet. It might be some China-only sporty thing. Chinese car buyers just love China-special-editions and are willing to pay lots of money for the privilege.
Published on April 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The new Jeep Cherokee, which Chinese car buyers find ugly too, will have its China-debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Its Chinese name is Ziyou Guan, 自由光. Interestingly, ‘Ziyou’ means ‘liberty’, as in ‘Jeep Liberty’, the predecessor of the new Cherokee, which was never sold in China.
Guan means ‘light (of the sun)’, bringing the meaning of the whole name to a poetic ‘Liberty Light’. The good old Jeep Cherokee XJ, which was made in China by the Beijing-Jeep joint venture, was simply called Qinuoji, which was a meaningless phonetic translation of ‘Cherokee’.
Published on February 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The new Jeep Cherokee sent the interwebs into a frenzy, the new design is extremely polarizing with most people hating it. Autoblog.com received a record 877 comments on their first story on the new Cherokee, Jalopnik got 554 comments, MotorTrend 136 and TTAC deleted their first article because they were afraid of Chrysler’s embargo.
China has a strong interest in the Jeep Cherokee. The new Cherokee will be produced in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture starting next year, and the much-missed Cherokee XJ was made in China by Beijing-Jeep from 1984 to 2009.
One of the biggest automotive portals in China, Autohome.com.cn, got 1146 comments on their first story on the new Cherokee, and what did they say..?
Published on February 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
New spy shots from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China. The 2014 Cherokee is the successor of the Jeep Liberty, which was the successor of the original Cherokee. The new Cherokee is based on the platform that also underpins the Dodge Dart and the China-made Fiat Viaggio.
Published on January 23, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The first spy shot of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China. The 2014 Cherokee is the successor of the Jeep Liberty, which was the successor of the original Cherokee. The new Cherokee is based on the platform that also underpins the Dodge Dart and the China-made Fiat Viaggio.
The 2014 Cherokee will be made in the US and in China. Production in the US will start this spring. Production in China is expected to start late next year at the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture, until then the Cherokee will be imported from the US.
Published on January 18, 2013 by Joey Wang
Guangzhou Automobile Group has signed an agreement with Italian manufacturer Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group LLC subsidiary to build and sell more vehicles, including Jeeps, in China. The companies said their deal was signed at Chrysler’s headquarters in Detroit on Tuesday, during the North American International Auto Show.
Published on January 16, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Fiat and Chrysler Group said today that they have reached an agreement with Guangzhou Automobile Group to build Jeeps in China for sale to Chinese consumers, the Jeeps will be made by the existing Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. Under the agreement with Guangzhou, Fiat and the Chinese automaker hope to begin building a compact Jeep SUV in China for Chrysler for sale in China.
Published on December 15, 2012 by Joey Wang
Spy shots from the facelifted Jeep Grand Cherokee testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market early next year, debut is expected for the April 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is imported into China, the second generation Grand Cherokee WJ was made in China from 2005 until 2008 by the diseased Beijing-Jeep joint venture.
Published on November 20, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Here we have a very stealthy Jeep Wrangler, seen in an underground parking lot in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province by reader & serial spotter Josh F., thanks for the pics! The Wrangler loox very mean in matte black and the wrap is correctly applied all over the bumpers, mirrors and hard-top. This vehicle is similar in style as a matte black Land Rover we met earlier on.