The latest car news from China

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First photos of the Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 SUV for China

January 19, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

First photos of the Dongfeng Fengdu MX6 SUV for China

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.

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Beijing Auto Senova D20 launched on the Chinese car market

January 19, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto Senova D20 launched on the Chinese car market

The Beijing Auto Senova D20 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 48.800 yuan and ends at 82.800 yuan. The Senova D20 is basically a facelifted Beijing Auto E-Series that has been moved under the Senova brand, it debuted last year on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show.

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First Live Shots of the MG GS SUV for China

January 16, 2015 by W.E. Ning

First Live Shots of the MG GS SUV for China

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.

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Spy Shots: China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA is almost Ready for the Chinese car market

January 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA is almost Ready for the Chinese car market

Spy Shots showing the new China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA, scheduled to hit the Chinese auto market in May to compete head-to-head with the locally made Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The Mercedes-Benz GLA and China have a strong connection; the GLA Concept had its worldwide debut on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

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Patent Applied: BYD S3 shows its Face in China

January 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Patent Applied: BYD S3 shows its Face in China

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.

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Patent Applied: the Beijing Auto B90 SUV is Ready for Production

January 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Patent Applied: the Beijing Auto B90 SUV is Ready for Production

Beijing Auto has applied for patent of the production version of the Beijing Auto B90 SUV, which will be the largest car ever in the Beijing Auto line-up. The B90 SUV debuted as the Beijing Auto B90 Concept on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, and production was confirmed in early 2013. The production version of the B90 is expected for debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in April with a launch on the Chinese car market late in H2.

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Officially Official: the interior of the new MG GS SUV for China

January 15, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Officially Official: the interior of the new MG GS SUV for China

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.

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Ferrari F430 Crashes on the Highway in China

January 15, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Ferrari F430 Crashes on the Highway in China

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.

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No more Sex at the Shanghai Auto Show

January 14, 2015 by Joey Wang

No more Sex at the Shanghai Auto Show

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.

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Beijing turns Street Lamps into charging stations for Elecric Cars

January 14, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Beijing turns Street Lamps into charging stations for Elecric Cars

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.

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