The very first photos of the new Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 SUV in China, ready for its launch on the Chinese car market on March 19. Price will start around 150.000 yuan and end around 180.000 yuan. The Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 is based on the old Nissan X-Trail. The platform became available after the new X-Trail was launched in March last year.
We proudly present the very first live shots of the new MG GS SUV for China (that is GS, not CS or GTS). The photos appear to have leaked from a MG-dealer product presentation of some sort, with at least four vehicles parked on a riverside under a very smoggy sky. The MG GS will finally debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April with a launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan.
BYD has officially applied for patent on the the upcoming BYD S3 SUV for China. The patent drawings show an impressive grille and a stylish D-pillar, both of which were mostly hidden on the test cars we saw in the spy shots. The BYD S3 is a new compact SUV for the booming Chinese car market. It will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the market in the second half of 2015, price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 90.000 yuan.
China’s MG has released a flock of official images of the interior of the new MG GS SUV (GS, not CS or GTS). The interior looks very tech and very modern, with fine materials and sporty leather seats. The MG GS (that’s GS) will finally debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April with a launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan.
A nasty car crash in China. A banana yellow Ferrari F430 supercar crashed hard on a wet highway near the great city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province. According to local news reports the driver lost control of the Ferrari during overtaking, causing the car to spin and smash into the guard rail three times. Miraculously, the driver and his passenger didn’t sustain serious injuries.
Oh no another conservative-morality backlash in China! The 2015 Shanghai Auto Show will probably do without babe, just when we were getting optimistic again about the girls on autoshows in China. Says Reuters:
The Chinese government is concerned about what it sees as increasing vulgarity in society. Victor Yang, spokesman of Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, told Reuters on Friday that the company has received verbal notice from the Shanghai autoshow organizer that no models can be used at the week-long event, from April 20.
The biggest hurdle facing electric cars in China is the lack of charging stations on public roads. The government is aware of the problem and is looking for creative solutions, like using street poles. Beijing has launched a pilot project to transform street lamps to serve as charging poles for electric cars.