The latest car news from China

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Landwind X7 will launch on the Chinese car market in June

March 20, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Landwind X7 will launch on the Chinese car market in June

The infamous Landwind X7 SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market in June, two months later than the company announced earlier. The extremely controversial Landwind X7 debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November last year, looking far too much like a Range Rover Evoque.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Longrui Auto Utility Pickup Truck

March 20, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Longrui Auto Utility Pickup Truck

This is the Longrui Auto Utility Pickup Truck, a small electric car seen on the Shandong EV Expo in China (intro). The vehicle comes with a Hummer-like nose, bright orange paint, off-road tires, a two-seat cabin, suicide doors, and a small pickup bed. It is designed for duty in public areas, such as parks, bus stations, and shopping streets.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Tiema Car Little Beetle EV

March 20, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Tiema Car Little Beetle EV

We start our coverage of the Shandong EV Expo in China (intro) with this brilliantly beautiful Tiema Car Little Beetle EV. An original design with no difference between the front and back bar for the lights. On this photo the front is on the left. The colorful cars lightened up the dark corner of the exhibition hall where they were parked. Sporty eight-spoke alloys are standard.

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Visit to the Shandong International Electric Vehicle & New Energy Vehicle Exhibition in China – Introduction

March 19, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit to the Shandong International Electric Vehicle & New Energy Vehicle Exhibition in China - Introduction

This week we visited the Shandong International Electric Vehicle & New Energy Vehicle Exhibition (from now on: Shandong EV Expo) in the great city of Jinan in Shandong Province in China. The expo is the largest electric vehicle show in China, with around 200 manufacturers showing at least 1500 cars.

The show was huge, challenging, and a beautiful chaos, with zillions of people checking out the latest EV’s. It is basically a trade show where dealers come to meet the manufacturers, but most LSEV makers, especially the smaller ones, would be happy to sell you a single car right off the show floor. Over the next few weeks we will show you a large number of cars, divided by brand and trend, alongside articles with more general impressions. Today we start with an introduction:

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Tesla China has a Record Unsold Inventory of 2301 cars

March 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Tesla China sits on a Record Unsold Inventory of 2301 cars

And one for the secretary. A long line of Model S in front of Tesla’s China headquarters.

Reports in Chinese media say Tesla China has a record inventory of 2301 Model S cars. The number is based on a comparison of the 2014 sales number and the 2014 import number: in 2014 Tesla sold 2499 Model S cars in China, but the company imported 4800 cars, leaving a gap of exactly 2301.

It is the first time that the exact 2014 sales number for Tesla in China has been revealed, 2499 accounts for 208.25 cars a month. The numbers have been confirmed by various Tesla employees and ‘insiders’, speaking anonymously to said media.

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The 2016 Audi Q7 SUV has Arrived in China

March 13, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

The 2016 Audi Q7 SUV has Arrived in China

The very first photos of the new 2016 Audi Q7 SUV in China, seen somewhere in the capital Beijing. The second generation Audi Q7 debuted on the Detroit Auto Show in January and will debut in China on the Shanghai Auto Show next month, with a launch on the Chinese auto market scheduled for H2.

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This is the Lifan X80 SUV for the Chinese auto market

March 13, 2015 by W.E. Ning

This is the Lifan X80 SUV for the Chinese auto market

The very first photos of the f the Lifan X80 SUV, the largest vehicle ever developed by the Lifan brand. The Lifan X80 is a brand new mid-sized SUV for China. It will debut next month on the Shanghai Auto Show with a launch on the Chinese car market in the fourth quarter.

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Kia KX3 Ao Pao SUV launched on the Chinese auto market

March 13, 2015 by Joey Wang

Kia KX3 Ao Pao SUV launched on the Chinese auto market

The new Kia KX3 Ao Pao SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, giving Kia a vital competitor in the hyper competitive compact SUV segment. Price for the Kia K3 Ao Pao starts at 112.800 yuan and ends at 186.800 yuan ($18.018 – 29.830).

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What about a Mercedes-Maybach S400 4Matic in White?

March 13, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

What about a Mercedes-Maybach S400 4Matic in White?

Last month the Mercedes-Maybach brand was launched in China, the first country in the world to get the new luxurious S-class based limousines. There was considerable surprise when Mercedes-Maybach not only launched the S600 but also the S400 4Matic, powered by a 333hp twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter V6. However, so far we had only seen photos of the S600. That changes today with a fresh from the boat Mercedes-Maybach S400, in white!

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Lamborghini Aventador crashes Hard in Sanya in China

March 12, 2015 by W.E. Ning

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Spring is coming in hard this year with a new supercar crash in China almost every day. Today we have a dramatic accident that happened late last nigh in the great and sunny city of Sanya in Hainan Province. A super speedy Lamborghini Aventador was rammed full in the flank by a China-made Volkswagen Magotan (U.S. Passat).

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