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Spy Shots: 2017 Audi A5 Sportback Testing In China

August 8, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: 2017 Audi A5 Sportback Testing In China

Spectacular Spy Shots showing the all new 2017 Audi A5 Sportback testing in China. The new Sportback will be launched in the fall and hit the market early next year. The car is heavily camouflaged but we can see a new design for the hatch and the rear deck, for the lights, and for the bumper.

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Straddling Bus From China Actually Has Rubber Wheels

August 8, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Straddling Bus From China Actually Has Rubber Wheels

The TEB-1 Straddling bus is in trouble. Chinese state media are saying that it is unsafe, and that the company behind it has illegally raised money. But there is more. TEB, the company behind the bus, distributed the fancy news photos that all media have been using. But the reality looks a lot less fancy.

The biggest news: the TEB-1 doesn’t really run on rails. It runs on wheels. Rubber wheels. Like a… bus. The rubber wheel has a small wheel on each side. Those wheels don’t run on rails either, they run through gutters.

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First Tesla Autopilot Crash In China

August 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

First Tesla Autopilot Crash In China

More bad news for Tesla in China. Earlier today we heard that they cannot get enough Model X into the country, and now we have a serious crash with a Tesla Model S that had the Autopilot on.

The crash happened on a highway near Beijing. The accident was filmed by the dash cam on board the Tesla, and we have the movie:

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Spy Shots: 2017 Land Rover Discovery Testing In China

August 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

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Spy Shots showing the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery testing in China, revealing most of its lights, grille, and bumper. The new Discovery will be launched late this year. It will be made in England and in China by the Chery-JLR joint venture.

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Spy Shots: Hongqi H5 Testing In China

August 5, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Hongqi H5 Testing In China

Spy Shots showing the new Hongqi H5 sedan testing in China. The H5 is the production version of the wild Hongqi B-Concept. The grille is a bit smaller, but not much. The H5 will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of next year.

It is based on the Mazda 6 Atenza that is made in China by FAW-Mazda. FAW, or First Auto Works, is also the owner of the Hongqi brand. Check the mirrors of the test car. Compare:

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This Is The Facelifted Mazda 6 Atenza For China

August 5, 2016 by Joey Wang

This Is The Facelifted Mazda 6 Atenza For China

This is the facelifted Mazda 6 Atenza. The car on the photos is the China-made version, which is manufactured by FAW-Mazda. In China it is called the the Mazda Atenza, to differ it from the second and first generation Mazda 6 that are still in production. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new taillights, a new front bumper, and an updated interior.

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Beijing Auto BJEV Launches The ArcFox Brand In China

August 4, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto BJEV Launches The ArcFox Brand In China

Another new car brand in China. Beijing Auto BJEV has launched ArcFox, it will sell high-end electric cars to the young and hip with a healthy wallet. The ArcFox brand is owned by BJEV, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

ArcFox has opened a trendy showroom space in the trendy Sanlitun district in Beijing City, where I will pay them a visit next week. Inside the space stands the ultra hyper 603hp ArcFox-7 electric concept car, which debuted in April on The Beijing Auto Show.

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Zotye Damai X7 Officially Debuts In China

August 4, 2016 by Joey Wang

Zotye Damai X7 Officially Debuts In China

Zotye has officially shown the new Zotye Damai X7 SUV to the masses. The Zotye Damai X7 is a clone of the Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept, marking the first time a Chinese auto maker clones a concept car. Congrats to Zotye for that. How innovative. Really. What’s next? The W12 Syncro perhaps?

Zotye is a cloning expert in any way, with a great like for Volkswagen. They did the the SR7 (Audi Q3), Damai X5 (Tiguan), the Zotye T600 (Audi Q5), and will soon launch the SR8 Porsche Macan.

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China Starts Testing The Insanely Brilliant Traffic-Straddling Bus

August 3, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Traffic-Straddling Bus

China has started a test with a possibly revolutionary straddling bus, also known as  the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB). The basic idea is that the vehicle straddles multiple lanes of traffic, moving over cars without any worries about traffic jams or other delays.

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The Ruili DoDa V8 From China Is A Toyota Alphard Clone

August 3, 2016 by W.E. Ning

The Ruili DoDa V8 From China Is A Toyota Alphard Clone

China’s clone masters are at it again. The new victim in the Toyota Alphard, a large van. The clone comes from a company called BAIC Ruili, based in Yunnan Province. Their clone is called the Doda V8. Doda is the brand name and V8 the type name.

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