The Haima S5 SUV will get a turbocharged 1.5 liter petrol engine under the bonnet. The Haima S5 1.5T will be launched on the China car market later this month. The new engine has an output of 163hp and 223nm and will be mated to a CVT. The 1.5 turbo won’t be available with a manual or an automatic.
The Haima S5 was launched in April. Only engine so far is a naturally aspirated 1.6 petrol with 120hp and 160nm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Price starts at 89.800 yuan and ends at 113.800 yuan. The new 1.5 turbo is significantly more powerful and will be priced in the 110.000-130.000 range.
Spy Shotsshowing a big facelift for the Citroen DS5, the trendy vehicle will get the same DS nose as the DS 5LS sedan and the DS6 SUV. ‘DS‘ operates as a stand-alone brand in China with its own dealers and marketing. The facelifted DS5 will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the China car market in early 2015.
Ford sales in China are down 4% in September compared with a year ago to about 69.000 vehicles, the first monthly drop for Ford in more than two years. It follows sales increases of 13% in August and 19% in July—strong results that were nevertheless a slowdown from its 62% sales surge for all of 2013.
The very first spy shots of the Qoros XQ3 SUV testing in China, and the vehicle is looking surprisingly ready. The Qoros XQ3 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April next year and launched on the Chinese auto market in H2 2015. It is the first SUV for the new Qoros brand.
The new MG GT will be launched on the Chinese car market on November first, and the first examples have arrived at MG dealers throughout China. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 150.000 yuan. The MG GT officially debuted in a box on the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show.
The Haima M8 sedan will get a brand new 1.8 turbo four-cylinder petrol under the bonnet. The Haima M8 1.8T will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the China car market in December. Price will start around 150.000 yuan and end around 180.000 yuan.
Zotye has released the first official images of the new Zotye Z500 sedan. The Z500 debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market in December. Price will start around 90.000 yuan and end around 140.000 yuan.
The best spy shots so far of the new Beijing Auto C51X SUV, scheduled to debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. The C51X will be sold under the Senova/Shenbao brand, and the latest reports in Chinese automotive media indicate it will be called C60X when it hits the China car market in Q1 2015.