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New Hyundai Sonata will be manufactured in China from November

September 30, 2014 by Joey Wang

New Hyundai Sonata will be manufactured in China from November

The new seventh generation (LF) Hyundai Sonata will be manufactured in China starting in November. The new Sonata will then officially debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2015 and launch on the Chinese car market in March 2015.

The Sonata will be produced by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture that also make the current sixth generation Sonata, the fifth generation, and the fourth generation Sonata (!). China indeed has three Sonatas. The coming of the new LF will likely mean the end for the fourth generation, which has been built since 2002.

The new Hyundai Sonata will be powered by a 2.4 liter four-cylinder with 168hp and 201nm, or by a 2.0 turbo with 200hp and 252nm. Price is expected to start around 150.000 yuan.

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Spy Shots: China-made Range Rover Evoque is Almost Ready for the Chinese car market

September 30, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: China-made Range Rover Evoque is Almost Ready for the Chinese car market

New spy shots of the China-made Range Rover Evoque, looking almost ready for the Chinese car market. Production officially started back in May and the Evoque will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese auto market just before the end of the year.

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MG GT is Ready for the Chinese car market

September 30, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

MG GT is Ready for the Chinese car market

This is the new MG GT, looking completely ready for its launch 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.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B70 seen testing in China

September 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B70 seen testing in China

New spy shots showing the Beijing Auto B70 testing in China. The Beijing Auto B70 is the four-door variant of the Beijing Auto BJ40.

The B70 debuted as a concept on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, and the last time we saw it was on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show where it was called ‘B70V’. New reports in Chinese automotive media indicate Beijing Auto will ditch the B70 name tag altogether and go instead for ‘B40 4-door’.

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Hyundai ix25 will hit the Chinese car market on October 9

September 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Hyundai ix25 will hit the Chinese car market on October 9

The brand new Hyundai ix25 SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market on October 9. Price will start around 140.000 yuan and end around 170.000 yuan. On pics a gray blue example, the very first non-orange car we see, and still looking good, although slightly less exciting. The production version of the Hyundai ix25 debuted last month on the Chengdu Auto Show.

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Price of the Traffic Jams in Beijing: $11.2 Billion a Year

September 29, 2014 by Joey Wang

Price for Traffic Jams in Beijing: $11.2 Billion a Year

Beijing’s annual bill for the infamous and endless traffic jams amounts to 70 billion yuan ($11.3 billion), a recent study has found. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Peking University’s National Development Research Institute, 80 percent of total loss relates to time wasted waiting, 10 percent to gas and 10 percent to environmental damage.

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BYD-Daimler Denza EV launched on the Shanghai car market in China

September 29, 2014 by Joey Wang

BYD-Daimler Denza EV launched on the Shanghai car market in China

The new BYD-Daimler Denza EV has been launched on the Shanghai car market in China. Price starts at 369.000 yuan and ends at 399.000 yuan ($60.000 – 65.000), and that includes all green-car subsidies but excludes the free license plate for electric cars which is worth about 90.000 yuan. Shanghai is currently the only city in China where the Denza is available. Shenzhen will follow later this month and Beijing will be served in November. The rest of the country will have to wait until 2015.

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Renault Megane RS hits the Chinese car market

September 29, 2014 by Joey Wang

Renault Megane RS hits the Chinese car market

The Renault Megane RS has been launched on the Chinese car market, marking the very first time Renault sells a performance-orientated RS model in China. Price starts at 339.000 yuan and ends at 359.900 yuan (55.000 – 58.700 USD). The Megane RS is so expensive because it is imported and thus subject to China’s heavy import taxes.

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Citroen DS6 SUV launched on the China car market

September 29, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Citroen DS6 SUV launched on the China car market

The new Citroen DS 6 SUV has been launched on the China car market, giving Citroen a credible entry in the massively booming compact SUV market segment. Price starts at 193.900 yuan and ends at 301.900 yuan. The Citroen DS6 debuted last month on the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show.

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This is the new Gonow GX6 SUV for the Chinese car market

September 26, 2014 by W.E. Ning

This is the new Gonow GX6 SUV for the Chinese car market

This is the new Gonow GX6 SUV, it will be launched on the China car market in October. Price will start around 110.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan. The Gonow GX6 is the production version of the Gonow GA6470 Concept that debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April.

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