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Faraday Future Teases Their ‘Production Car’

December 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Faraday Future Teases Their Production Car

Finally some good news for Faraday Future. The company released two teasers of what they say is their “production car”. It will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January in Las Vegas. The unveiling of of crucial importance for Faraday Future (FF). They need to attract new investment now that their main Chinese backer seems to be running out of cash.

The car is going to be an electric SUV set to compete with the Tesla Model X. The teaser shows the right shoulder seen from the rear. We see: a rear light units made up out of LED’s shaped in the FF logo, a winglet to the right of the rear window which is useless but will look cool if it can move up and down, the rear end of a roof rail with a red light in it, and a camera mirror.

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Beijing Auto Huansu H6 MPV Hits The Chinese Car Market

December 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto Huansu H6 MPV Hits The Chinese Car Market

The new Beijing Auto Huansu H6 MPV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 60.800 yuan and ends at 75.800 yuan. There is also a panel van version that costs only 59.800 yuan. The Huansu H6 seats five to nine passengers depending on configuration, and we bet it will be very popular with taxi companies and the such like.

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Spy Shots: Changan CS55 SUV Testing In China

December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Changan CS55 SUV Testing In China

Spy Shots showing the upcoming Changan CS55 testing in China. The CS55 is a new compact SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2017. We received a very interesting comment about the CS55 with our story about the new Bisu T3 compact SUV.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Tiguan L Is Orange And Naked In China

December 6, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Tiguan L Is Orange And Naked In China

Here we have the new Volkswagen Tiguan L for China, completely naked and looking very fine in bright orange. The Tiguan L is the long-wheelbase version of the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. It is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and will hit the market in Q1 2017.

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Brilliance Shineray SWM X7 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

December 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Shineray SWM X7 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

The new Brilliance-Shineray X7 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market, looking rather good with a large grille, usable roof rails, sporty alloys, and racy red brakes. Price starts at 85.900 yuan and ends at 106.900 yuan. The X7 is positioned for some serious battle, right amidst the ultra hot mini MPV segment.

Names combining letters and numbers are not protected in China, so we now got five X-sevens on the market! The others are the  Hanteng X7, the Lifan Maiwai X7, the Landwind X7, and the upcoming Zotye Damai X7.

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China Launches Supercar Tax To Teach The Rich A Lesson

December 5, 2016 by Joey Wang

China Launches Supercar Tax To Teach The Rich A Lesson

China has launched a new additional 10% consumption tax on expensive cars, dubbed the ‘supercar tax’ by Chinese media. The tax came into effect yesterday December 1.

The tax affects any car that has a retail price of more than 1.3 million yuan ($190,000). It comes on top of the standard consumption tax, which depends on engine size. The new tax affects only imported cars. In a statement the Ministry of Finance said (translated): “In order to guide rational consumption and promote energy saving and emission reduction, the State Council [cabinet] has approved a consumption tax on luxury cars.”

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Zotye T300 SUV To Launch In China In Q1 2017

December 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Zotye T300 SUV To Launch In China In Q1 2017

This is the production version of the Zotye T300 SUV. It debuted in concept form on the Beijing Auto Show in April and the real thing will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2017. The car on the photos is the EV version, seen on a Zotye dealer event.

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Spy Shots: Facelift For The MG GS SUV In China

December 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Facelift For The MG GS SUV In China

With all the fireworks surrounding the new MG ZS one might almost forget the good old GS. But there is news; the GS will receive a facelift and the new model will be launched on the Chinese car market in December. One example was seen in an MG dealer, likely for a dealer event. The facelift includes a new grille, new rear lights, and new bumpers.

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Spy Shots: Lynk & Co 01 SUV Testing In China

December 5, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Lynk & Co 01 SUV Testing In China

Spy Shots showing the Lynk & Co 01 SUV testing in China. Lynk & Co is a new brand under Geely, set to compete with the likes of Toyota and Volkswagen. It will be aimed at the young, with fancy electronics, an AirBNB-like share function, and shiploads of apps to download. Their first car is called the 01 and will hit the Chinese car market in Q4 2017.

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NextEV NIO To Launch Two Electric SUVs In China

December 2, 2016 by Joey Wang

NextEV NIO To Launch Two Electric SUVs In China

Last month NexEV launched the NIO brand and the EP9 electric supercar, which will be made in a small series for a lot of money. The EP9 will serve as a halo model for the rest of the range. The range will consists of SUVs, MPVs and a sedan.

First up are two SUVs, code named the NIO ES8 and the NIO ES9. Above photo was taken in NextEV’s design center in Germany, showing an early model of the EP9 under cover and three SUVs in the background; a Volvo XC90, a BMW X5, and a Range Rover Sport.

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