Tthe BYD S7 SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market in October, rice will start around 150.000 yuan and end around 190.000 yuan. The BYD S7 is basically a more luxurious and powerful version of the BYD S6. The BYD S7 in turn forms the base for the super sonic BYD Tang Hybrid. The final production version of the S7 debuted in April on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
Volkswagen is working on a China-only luxury sedan based on the platform of the Audi A6L. The vehicle, code named ‘511’, will be manufactured in China. The Audi A6L is a stretched variant of the Audi A6, made locally at the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture in northeastern China. The Volkswagen 511 will be manufactured by Shanghai-Volkswagen, Volkswagen’s second Chinese joint venture.
Jaywalking is a big problem in China, taking thousands of lives and causing trillions of hours of traffic jams each year. Most notorious jaywalkers are pedestrians, followed closely by bicycles, scooters, and tricycles. Jaywalking is almost a national sport, with people looking happy and even proud when they reach the other side under a red traffic light.
The new MG GT will be launched on the Chinese car market on November 1. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 150.000 yuan. The MG GT officially debuted in a box on the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show.
The brand new Buick Envision SUV will be launched on the China car market on October 20, price will start around 180.000 yuan and end around 300.000 yuan ($29.000 – 49.500), and that is some 15% more expensive than we heard earlier on. The Buick Envision debuted last month on the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show.
SsangYong Motors has applied for patent in China on the new SsangYong X100 compact SUV. The patent drawings show the finalized design. The X100 is scheduled to debut internationally in January 2015, giving SsangYong a credible entry in a booming segment of the global car market.
The BMW i8 hybrid supercar has been launched on the China car market. Price starts and ends at 1.988 million yuan or 323.000 USD. The BMW i8 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies. The coming of the i8 has been highly anticipated in China, by media and potential buyers alike.
The BMW i3 has been launched on the China car market. The EV version costs 449.800 yuan ($73.000) and the hybrid version costs 516.800 yuan ($ 84.000). The BMW i3 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies, but buyers might be able to claim other incentives like free license plates in Shanghai.
The brand new Brilliance Dolphin has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 39.800 yuan and ends at 45.800 yuan. The Brilliance Dolphin, formerly known as the Brilliance H120 CaCa, is a mini car that will compete directly with the successful Chery QQ.