The latest car news from China

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Official Photos of the new JAC Refine S3 for the Chinese auto market

August 5, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Official Photos of the new JAC Refine S3 for the Chinese auto market

JAC has released the first official photos of the brand new JAC Refine S3, looking very speedy in red. The Refine S3 debuted as a semi-concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April. It will be launched on the Chinese auto market later this month. Price will range from 70.000 to 100.000 yuan.

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Spy Shots: Haval goes rally fighting with new concept car

August 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Haval goes rally fighting with new concept car

Patent drawings showing a new concept car currently under development at Haval, a brand of Great Wall Motors. The concept is expected to debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December. The vehicle appears to be a sporty two-door 4×4 rally car in pretty much the same fashion as the famous Local Motors Rally Fighter.

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Spy Shots: first Photos of the China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA

August 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: first Photos of the China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA

The very first Spy Shots showing the China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. Earlier on we heard production would start in 2015 but apparently things are moving much faster. Chinese media say the GLA will hit the Chinese car market in May 2015, that however seems very late as the car loox completely finished.

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Spy Shots: Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 is almost Ready for the Chinese auto market

August 4, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 is almost Ready for the Chinese auto market

The latest spy shots of the new Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 SUV in China. The Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The production version will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September with a launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and and around 160.000 yuan.

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Weichai Auto Yingzhi G3 hits the China car market

August 4, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Weichai Auto Yingzhi G3 hits the China car market

The new Weichai Auto Yingzhi G3 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 57.900 yuan and ends at 70.900 yuan. The launch ceremony was dressed up with a bunch of white chicks, indicating Weichai has plans for export. In China, the G3 competes with cars like the Changan CS35 and Great Wall M4.

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This is the new Cadillac ATS-L for the Chinese car market

August 4, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the new Cadillac ATS-L for the Chinese car market

This is the new Cadillac ATS L sedan for the Chinese car market, it will be launched on August 15. The Cadillac ATS L is a stretched variant of the Cadillac ATS sedan, it is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The grille has been enlarged and is heavily chromed, ready to impress peasants and bicyclists.

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Spy Shots: the Landwind E32 ‘Chinese Evoque’ is Ready for the China car market

August 2, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: the Landwind E32 'Chinese Evoque' is Ready for the China car market

The best spy shots so far of the already infamous Landwind E32 SUV, looking like a Range Rover Evoque like nothing else. The Landwind E32 will be called ‘Landwind X7′ when it hits the Chinese car market later this month, and that is earlier than previously expected. This means the Landwind will beat the real China-made Evoque to the market by at least two months…

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Spy Shots: Lifan 820 sedan is Ready for Launch on the Chinese auto market

August 1, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Lifan 820 sedan is Ready for Launch on the Chinese auto market

New spy shots showing the final production version of the upcoming Lifan 820 sedan, the new flagship for the Lifan brand. The 820 debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and will launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. Price will start around 90.000 yuan and end around 140.000 yuan.

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China’s Chery to export 13.000 cars to Venezuela

August 1, 2014 by W.E. Ning

China's Chery to export 13.000 cars to Venezuela

Chinese independent car maker Chery Automobile will export 13,000 cars to Venezuela after signing an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Commerce, the company announced earlier this week. The deal, signed earlier this month, is Chery’s biggest with Venezuela since it entered the Venezuelan market in May 2006.

Chery has exported 21,400 cars to the Latin American country and assembled more than 30,000 cars in its plant there. Chery, headquartered in Wuhu City of east China’s Anhui province, has been China’s largest passenger car exporter since 2003. It exported 184,800 cars in 2012 but the number shrank to 132,600 in 2013.

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China’s Baidu is developing a ‘self-driving’ car

August 1, 2014 by W.E. Ning

China's Baidu is developing a 'self-driving' car

Chinese search engine leader Baidu Inc, widely known as the Google of China, is following in the Western Internet giant’s footsteps by working on its own version of a self-driving car. The Beijing-based company confirmed it has initiated the project. But compared with Google’s innovation, which requires no driver at all, Baidu’s car will be “highly autonomous”, serving mainly as an aid to drivers.

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