Big bad car crash in China! A massive Hongqi L5 limousine bumped into a medium-sized passenger bus in the eastern suburbs of Shanghai, causing heavy damage to the front of the vehicle. The accident happened when the bus was trying to make a U-turn on the middle of the road, a typical Chinese way of doing things, and the Hongqi had no way to escape.
New Spy Shots of the upcoming FAW R20, a new compact SUV which will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4. Earlier on we heard the R20 would be marketed under the Junpai sub-brand, but the latest reports in Chinese media indicate it will instead become part of the ‘Senya’ range, which currently consists of a bunch of small MPV’s, the largest being the Senya M80. A mess of brands and names; business as usual for FAW.
The new CheryKarry Higgo been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 64.800 yuan and ends at 73.800 yuan. The Higgo, formerly known as ‘H98′, is Karry’s first pickup truck. Karry is a sub-brand of Chery Automobile, building small commercial vehicles and mini MPV’s.
Spy Shots showing the new Citroen c-Quatre sedan all-naked in China, it will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market in November. Sadly, the somewhat fuzzy ‘c-Quatre’ name will disappear, to be replaced with the generic ‘C4′ moniker. The c-Quatre/C4 is a China-only compact, manufactured by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture.
Spy Shots showing the upcoming Brilliance H220 Cross testing in China, a hip-ish crossover car based on the Brilliance H220 hatchback. The H220 Cross got the typical cross treatment with black plastic in the bumpers, black plastic on the doors, and more black plastic on the wheel arches. The Cross will launch on the Chinese car market in Q4.
The Volvo XC90 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, by far the most important car so far for the venerable Swedish brand in China’s Geely’s hands. Price in China starts at 798.000 yuan and ends at 1.01 million yuan ($128.502 – 162.600).
Volkswagen has released the first images of the ‘New Lavida’, which is marketing speak for a facelift for the immensely successful China-only Volkswagen Lavida series. The new facelifted Lavida will be launched on the Chinese car market late this month. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new taillights, and new bumpers.
Beijing Auto has released the first images of the new Huansu H3, a new compact MPV for China. The Huansu H3 will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2016, it will be positioned above the upcoming Huansu mini MPV and below the upcoming Huansu H6 MPV.