This is the new Kia KX3 SUV, and like so many automakers in China Kia couldn’t resist to give the KX3 an additional stupid name: Ao Pao (傲跑), best translated as ‘Proud (to) Run”. The full name of the vehicle is thus Kia K3 Ao Pao. It isn’t very catchy in Chinese either. The KX3 Ao Pao will be launched on the Chinese car market in March , price will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.
The first Spy Shots of the Beijing AutoSenova D80 testing in China. The D80 will be the flagship of the Senova brand, it debuted as a semi-concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.
The Audi A3 Limousine has been launched on the Chinese car market. ‘Limousine’ is the Chinese name for the Audi A3 sedan, just marketing fuzzy-wuzzy, as it has exactly the same size as the European A3 sedan. Price starts at 205.900 yuan and ends at 296.700 yuan.
The first Spy Shots of the China-made Jeep Renegade testing in China. The Jeep Renegade will be manufactured by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture in a new factory in Guangzhou City. Production will start late this year. Earlier on we heard Jeep was planning to import the Renegade until the start of the local production, but that idea was apparently abandoned.
The Yema T70 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, one full month earlier than expected. The Yema T70 is the first all-new Yema passenger car since 2008, standing on a new platform and powered by new engines. Design is a curious mix combining influences from Range Rover, Volkswagen and Audi. Price starts at 79.800 yuan and ends at 118.800, cheap enough to make the eager Yema dealers happy.
The best Spy Shots so far of the new Zotye Z600, the largest sedan so far for China’s Zotye brand. The Z600 will debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in April and will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year. Some sources say the vehicle will be called Z700, instead of Z600.
Another car crash in China. A black Ferrari F430 supercar crashed a canal in the faraway suburbs of the great city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The driver apparently forgot to put the handbrake on when he went for lunch, and the Italian race horse slowly rolled into the wet. That guy doesn’t deserve a Ferrari!
This is the new Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 SUV in China. It will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 19 for 122.800 yuan. The Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 is based on the old Nissan X-Trail. The platform became available after the new X-Trail was launched in March last year.
The first Spy Shots of the upcoming Xin Longma Kaiteng EX80 mini MPV. The Kaiteng EX80 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end just under a hundred.