The China-built Range Rover Evoque has been officially launched on the Chinese car market. The Range Rover Evoque is manufactured in China by the Chery-JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) joint venture. The Evoque is just in time as its evil Chinese clone is expected to launch in April.
The Citroen DS 5LSwill get a 1.2 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet. The DS 5LS 1.2T will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The engine has an output of 134hp and 230nm, and will be mated to a six-speed automatic.
China’s Changan Auto is going into pickup trucks. Spy Shotsshow a brand new compact double-cab truck with chrome on the grille, mirrors, and door handles. The yet nameless vehicle will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.
The Mercedes-Maybach S400 4Matic & S600 have been launched on the Chinese car market. China is the first country worldwide to get the resurrected Maybach brand, underscoring the vast importance of the Chinese market for luxury car makers. Mercedes-Benz expects China to become the largest market worldwide for Maybach from the very beginning.
This is the new Kia KX3 SUV, and like so many automakers in China Kia couldn’t resist to give the KX3 an additional stupid name: Ao Pao (傲跑), best translated as ‘Proud (to) Run”. The full name of the vehicle is thus Kia K3 Ao Pao. It isn’t very catchy in Chinese either. The KX3 Ao Pao will be launched on the Chinese car market in March , price will start around 110.000 and end around 170.000 yuan.
The first Spy Shots of the Beijing AutoSenova D80 testing in China. The D80 will be the flagship of the Senova brand, it debuted as a semi-concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.
The Audi A3 Limousine has been launched on the Chinese car market. ‘Limousine’ is the Chinese name for the Audi A3 sedan, just marketing fuzzy-wuzzy, as it has exactly the same size as the European A3 sedan. Price starts at 205.900 yuan and ends at 296.700 yuan.
The first Spy Shots of the China-made Jeep Renegade testing in China. The Jeep Renegade will be manufactured by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture in a new factory in Guangzhou City. Production will start late this year. Earlier on we heard Jeep was planning to import the Renegade until the start of the local production, but that idea was apparently abandoned.
The Yema T70 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, one full month earlier than expected. The Yema T70 is the first all-new Yema passenger car since 2008, standing on a new platform and powered by new engines. Design is a curious mix combining influences from Range Rover, Volkswagen and Audi. Price starts at 79.800 yuan and ends at 118.800, cheap enough to make the eager Yema dealers happy.