The latest car news from China

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Spy Shots: Hyundai ix25 is Naked in China

July 1, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Hyundai ix25 is Naked in China

The very first spy shots showing the Hyundai ix25 all-naked in China. The Hyundai ix25 debuted as a concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The production version will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market is scheduled for October.

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Spy Shots: new Kia K4 is Naked in China

July 1, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: new Kia K4 is Naked in China

The best spy shots so far of the new Kia K4 sedan. The Kia K4 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April and debut of the production version is scheduled for the Chengdu Auto Show in September with a launch on the China car market in October.

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Spy Shots: Volvo XC Classic testing in China

June 30, 2014 by W.E. Ning

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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.

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Reader-visit to the still-not open Tesla store in Shanghai

June 30, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Reader-visit to the still-not open Tesla store in Shanghai

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.

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Spy Shots: MG GT is Naked in… England

June 30, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: MG5 GT is Naked in... England

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.

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New Tesla owner smashes new Tesla in China

June 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

New Tesla owner smashes brand new Tesla in China

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.

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Spy Shots: facelifted MG6 seen testing in China

June 18, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelifted MG6 seen testing in China

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.

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Spy Shots: SouEast R5 SUV testing in China

June 18, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: SouEast R5 SUV testing in China

The very first spy shots of the SouEast R5 SUV testing in China. The SouEast R5 is the five-seat variant of the seven-seat SouEast R7. The SouEast R7 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The SouEast R5 is clearly a shorter vehicle with a sportier stance and design.

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Spy Shots: China-made Volvo XC60 is almost Ready for the Chinese auto market

June 18, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: China-made Volvo XC60 is almost Ready for the Chinese auto market

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.

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Tesla Model S is going long-wheelbase for the Chinese car market

June 18, 2014 by Joey Wang

Tesla Model S is going long-wheelbase for the Chinese car market

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.