New spy shots of the Volvo XC Classic testing in China. The Volvo XC Classic is the current Volvo XC90, it will be manufactured in China starting late this year, just when production of the all-new Volvo XC90 starts in Sweden. Launch on the China car market in scheduled for December.
Our distinguished Reader Chiprdan lives near the still-not open Tesla store in the Pudong area in Shanghai and went for a short visit, thank you for the pictures! The building is a giant two-story structure in similar style to the Tesla service center I visited in Beijing. Construction seems completely finished with the glass walls protected by large white boards. Parked cars might indicate there is some activity going on inside.
This is the new MG GT, formerly known as the MG5 Four-door Coupe. The car was spied in Longbridge in England by readers of the MG UK forum, likely in town for shooting promo pictures in a genuine British setting. The MG GT looks like a fastback but is in fact a sedan, check that part of the ass above the crazy rear light.
A new Tesla owner in China smashed the windshield of a brand new Tesla Model S on Friday, just minutes after delivery of the vehicle in the Tesla store in Beijing. The man, a certain Yu Xinquan from the remote Inner Mongolia Province, was angry because he believed his Tesla arrived much too late. We joint the action just after the first hit. Mr. Yu, wearing a hip ensemble, is getting ready for a second hit but a Tesla employee tries to stop him.
New spy shots of the facelifted MG6 testing in China. The facelift includes a partly new grille with a larger MG logo, new headlights, a new front bumper with LED lights, a new rear bumper, and new rear lights. The facelifted MG6 will debut in September on the Chengdu Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in Q4.
New spy shots of the China-made Volvo XC60, spied here near the new Geely-funded factory in Heilongjiang Province. The Volvo XC60 is the second Volvo to be manufactured in China after the Geely take-over, the first was the Volvo S60L that was launched on the China auto market in December 2013.
Tesla is developing a long-wheelbase variant of the Tesla Model S for the Chinese car market. Long-wheelbase cars are popular in China as many wealthy car buyers like to be chauffeured around town. All competitors are selling China-only stretched variants of their mid-sized sedans and the German Three only offer the long-wheelbase variants of the A8, 7-Series, and S-Class.
Tesla thus, has to make a move. The wheelbase of the base Model S is 2959 mm and the stretched variant will measure at least 100 mm more. When the ‘S-L’ will hit the Chinese auto market is yet unsure but it won’t be before mid-2015.
Tesla launched in China in January but the Model S is currently only available in Beijing and Shanghai. Price ranges from 648.000 to 852.500 yuan or 104.000 to 140.000 USD.