The 2016 BMW 7-Series has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 1.18 million yuan and ends at 1.98 million yuan ($187.000 – 313.000). China is the third most important market for the Seven worldwide, after the United States and Germany. The 750 Li top model comes standard with an old school car phone, in 1993 Nokia style, with a tiny tiny screen, big buttons, and a BMW sticker.
Luxgen has applied for patent for the new Luxgen 3 compact sedan, featuring an impressive grille and a trendy-in-2013 knack in the side passenger window. The Luxgen 3 will be launched on the Chinese car market in the third quarter of 2016, price will range from 80.000 to about 120.000 yuan.
A sensational Spy Shot of the interior of the production version of the Honqi LS5, the first SUV for China’s famous Hongqi brand. Very impressive looks, with loads of beige leather and dark red wood. A large touch screen in the center and an all-digital instrument cluster in front of the wheel.
This is the new Geely TX5, unveiled on a rainy day in England. The TX5 is the intended successor of the fabulously famous TX4. The TX5 is still a concept now, production is set to start in late 2016. The vehicle, in black of course, does indeed look like a modern TX4 but without being too retro.
The 2016 Lincoln MKX has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 449.800 yuan and ends at 659.800 yuan ($70.847 – $104.000). Price in the U.S. ranges from $38.100 to 57.810. The enormous difference is caused by high import taxes and greed sound entrepreneurship. Local production would slash prices by about 25% but Ford has decided against production in China for now.
Dongfeng Motor has unveiled the new Fengshen A60 EV, an electric car based on the Fengshen A60 sedan. The A60 EV will hit the Chinese car market sometime in early 2016 for about 150.000 yuan including subsidies. Sadly, the production car doesn’t have the fancy grille we saw on the spy shots.
The facelifted DongfengFengshen A60 has been launched on the Chinese car market. A job well done, the new front look much better than the old one. Price starts at 69.700 yuan and ends at 83.700 yuan. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new bumpers, new taillights, and an updated interior.
Changan Auto has unveiled the new BenBen EV, an electric car based on the petrol powered Changan BenBen mini hatchback. When the BenBen EV will hit the market is yet unsure. Changan is pretty good in building electric prototypes and concept cars, but bar for a few cars for demonstration projects we haven’s seen anything on the road yet.
This is the new Besturn B30 sedan for China, featuring an impressive blingeding grille and sporty five-spoke alloys. The Besturn B30 will be launched on the Chinese car market in November. Price will start around 60.000 yuan and end around 80.000 yuan. The B30 debuted in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.