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.
The best spy shots so far of the new Geely Emgrand GC9, seen here all-naked in China. The EC9 is the new flagship sedan for the Emgrand brand, it is the production version of the 2013 Geely Emgrand KC concept. The Emgrand EC9 will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the China car market in early 2015.
The new Dongfeng Fengxing Jingyi S50 sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 69.900 yuan and ends at 102.900 yuan, positioning the vehicle in one of the most competitive and most crowded segments of the market. The Fengxing Jingyi S50 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto show.
Last week I was in Shenzhen where I was invited for a test drive in the brand new Denza EV. I was a passenger in this ‘Denza Blue’ example driven by one of the factory’s development-test drivers who knew the vehicle inside and out. We drove on steep and challenging roads through the hills in the far eastern part of the city.
The new Volvo XC90 was unveiled in Sweden late last month. The old Volvo XC90 however does not die. Production has been moved to a new factory in China. The ‘Volvo XC Classic’ will debut in Beijing on September 15 and it will hit the Chinese car market in October. Above the first official photo. The XC Classic gets extra chrome in the bumper and chromed mirrors.