The latest car news from China

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Hongqi H5 crashes in China

July 15, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Hongqi H5 crashes in China

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.

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Spy Shots: FAW R20 SUV testing in China

July 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: FAW R20 SUV testing in China

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.

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Chery Karry Higgo pickup truck hits the Chinese car market

July 14, 2015 by Joey Wang

Chery Karry Higgo pickup truck hits the Chinese car market

The new Chery Karry 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.

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Spy Shots: new Citroen c-Quatre is Naked in China

July 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

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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.

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Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will launch in China in December

July 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will launch in China in December

The production version of the Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will be launched on the Chinese car market in December. The C Coupe GTE debuted in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. It will be positioned between the Volkswagen Passat/Megotan and the upcoming all-new Volkswagen Phaeton.

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Spy Shots: Brilliance H220 Cross testing in China

July 13, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Brilliance H220 Cross testing in China

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.

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Volvo XC90 launched on the Chinese auto market

July 9, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Volvo XC90 launched on the Chinese auto market

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).

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First images of the Volkswagen New Lavida for China

July 9, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

First images of the Volkswagen New Lavida for China

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.

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This is the new Beijing Auto Huansu H3 MPV for China

July 9, 2015 by Joey Wang

This is the new Beijing Auto Huansu H3 MPV for China

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.

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This is the new Weichai Auto Yingzhi 737 MPV for China

July 9, 2015 by W.E. Ning

This is the new Weichai Auto Yingzhi 737 MPV for China

This is the new Weichai Auto Yingzhi 737 for China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in September. The Yingzhi 737, formerly known as the Yingzhi M301, is a mini MPV  set to compete with fine cars like the Baojun 730, the Xiaokang Fengguang, the Changan Ounuo, the Lifan Lotto, and the Weiwang M20.

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