Spy Shotsshowing 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.
The very first spy shots of the new GeelyEmgrand Crosstesting 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.
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.
Zotyehas 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.
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).
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.
The very first spy shotsshowing 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..?
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.
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.