New Spy Shots of the upcoming BYD S3 SUV for China. The BYD S3 is a new compact SUV for the booming Chinese car market. It will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the market in the second half of 2015, price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 90.000 yuan.
This is the superbly cool Changfeng Liebao Q6 SUV for China. The Liebao Q6 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show and was launched on the Chinese car market today. Price starts at 119.900 yuan and ends at 179.800 yuan ($19.300 – 29.000), and that is just no money for such a brilliant big and badass machine.
A Porsche 918 Spyder supercarcrashed on the streets of Shanghai in China. The accident happened in the early hours of Thursday18-12 on a narrow road near the super hip Xintiandi bar & restaurant area. The speedy Porsche slammed into a tree on the right side of the road. Reports from the scene say the vehicle was driven by a ‘female friend’ of the owner, and that she mixed up the throttle and the brake, causing the Porsche to crash.
The new Beijing AutoSenova EV200 has been launched on the Chinese auto market. The Senova E200 is an electric vehicle from China based on the Beijing Auto Senova D20 hatchback. Price after green-car subsidies by central and local governments is 136.900 yuan ($26.400), the subsidies on the EV200 total an impressive 90.000 yuan ($14.500).
New spy shots of the upcoming Besturn B30, the much-delayed entry-level sedan for the FAW Besturn brand. The last time we saw the B30 was way back in February, and its debut was expected for April. It didn’t happen. The latest reports in Chinese media say the vehicle will finally launch in 2015, and the test car does indeed look pretty much ready for production.
While in Guangzhou we went for a visit to the local Emgrand dealer, and came away slightly confused. Emgrand started as a sub-brand under Geely Automotive, it then became a halfhearted stand-alone brand, and now it will be morphed back under Geely as the ‘Borui’ brand, which will continue to use the Emgrand logo. The other sub-brands, GLEagle and Englon, will be phased out someday, but when exactly is unclear.
On the first photo the new Geely Emgrand GX9 Pride SUV with the new Emgrand logo on the bonnet, standing in front of a backdrop with a Geely Emgrand EC7 with the old Emgrand logo, and flanked by the Geely GLEagle GX7.
This is the brand new Geely Borui GC9 sedan, a fine looking vehicle formerly known as the Geely Emgrand EC9 sedan. ‘Borui’, (博瑞) , best translated as ‘Brilliant’, is yet another new sub-brand under the Geely umbrella, aimed at young and well-earning city folk. The Borui brand is using the Emgrand logo and will eventually replace the entire Emgrand (帝豪, Dihao) brand.
When in Guangzhou we went for a visit to the local Yema dealer. Yema cars are very rare up north, not a single dealer in the Beijing area, but they are quite common in the west and south. The dealer was located in a neat facility close to a large cluster of other car shops of all kinds. Inside were four Yema F12 SUV’s, and nothing else.