The latest car news from China

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Spy Shots: Infiniti QX50 L is getting Ready for the China car market

September 15, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Infiniti QX50 L is getting Ready for the China car market

Spy Shots showing the upcoming Infiniti QX50 L getting ready for the China car market. The QX50 L is a China-only stretched variant of the Infiniti QX50 SUV. It will be stretched by about eight centimeters for more space in the back, and comes with a redesigned front and rear. Most notable at the front are the new and larger grille and a heavy bumper that looks ready for some serious mountaineering.

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Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand Cross testing in China

September 15, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand Cross testing in China

The very first spy shots of the new Geely Emgrand Cross testing in China. The Emgrand Cross debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April, the production car will be launched on the Chinese car market in late 2015. The Emgrand Cross is designed by Peter Horbury and gets the same funky grille as the upcoming Emgrand EC9 sedan.

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Venucia working on SUV and MPV for the Chinese car market

September 15, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Venucia working on SUV and MPV for the Chinese car market

Venucia, a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, is working on a new SUV and a new MPV for the Chinese car market. The SUV will be unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, it will be based on the old Nissan X-Trail.

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Patent Applied: this is the Zotye Z600 sedan for the China car market

September 12, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Patent Applied: this is the Zotye Z600 sedan for the China car market

Zotye has applied for patent in China for a new Zotye Z600 sedan. The Z600 is expected to debut in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April next year, and the production version will be launched on the Chinese car market in late 2015. The Z600 is the largest Zotye so far, it will be positioned above the new Zotye Z500 sedan.

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China Car Sales up 4.04% in August

September 12, 2014 by W.E. Ning

China Car Sales up 4.04% in August

China car sales hit 1.71 million units in August, up 4.04 percent year on year and up 6.72 percent month on month. The automobile output hit 1.71 million units in August, up 2.22 percent year on year, but down 0.34 percent month on month, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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Volvo working on ‘S90L’ exclusively for the Chinese car market

September 12, 2014 by Joey Wang

Volvo working on 'S90L' exclusively for the Chinese car market

Volvo is working on a new large sedan exclusively for the Chinese car market called the Volvo S90L. The S90 is basically a stretched variant of the generation Volvo S80, which is based on Volvo’s new SPA platform that also underpins the new Volvo XC90.

The S90L will be manufactured in China where it will compete directly with the locally made & stretched Audi A6L, BMW 5Li, and Mercedes-Benz E-class L. The S90L is expected to launch in China in late 2015. Power will come from the same engines as in the new XC90: T5 257hp 2.0 turbo, T6 325hp 2.0 turbo-supercharged, and a T8 405hp 2.0 turbo-supercharged + electric motor.

At the same time Volvo is developing the full size Volvo S100, which will compete with the A8, 7-Series, and S-Class. Design will be based on the Volvo Concept Universe that debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. The S100 will debut sometime around 2018.

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Spy Shots: Brilliance Huasong 7 MPV for the Chinese car market

September 11, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Brilliance Huasong 7 MPV for the Chinese car market

The very first spy shots showing the upcoming Brilliance Huasong 7 MPV. ‘Huasong’ is a new sub-brand aimed at building hip MPV’s for young car buyers. The Huasong vehicles will all be based on existing minivan platforms from Jinbei, which is another sub-brand under Brilliance Automotive.

Chinese car makers just can’t get enough of starting new brands and sub-brand, wasting money and time, and subsequently kill them off again. Will Huasong fare any better..?

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Dongfeng Fengshen A30 sedan launched on the Chinese car market

September 11, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Dongfeng Fengshen A30 sedan launched on the Chinese car market

The  Dongfeng Fengshen A30 sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 67.500 yuan and ends at 85.700 yuan, giving Dongfeng a new entry in a hard battled segment of the market.

The A30 is the largest Fengshen sedan so far, giving the brand an entry in the hyper competitive sub-compact sedan market. Fengshen is a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor, making a range of relatively cheap passenger cars.

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Gonow GX6 SUV and GP150 pickup truck will hit the China car market in October

September 11, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Gonow GX6 SUV and GP150 pickup truck will hit the China car market in October

This is the new Gonow GX6 SUV, it will be launched on the China car market in October. The Gonow GX6 is the production version of the Gonow GA6470 Concept that debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April.

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Venucia Chenfeng EV hits the Chinese auto market

September 11, 2014 by Joey Wang

Venucia Chenfeng EV hits the Chinese auto market

The Venucia Chenfeng EV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price, including all green-car subsidies, starts at 267.800 yuan and ends at 281.800 yuan ($43.600 – $46.000). The Venucia Changfeng EV was formerly known as the Venucia e30. The late name-change is unexpected, all the early-production cars, which were used on various media events, had an e30 badge on the back.

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