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Meet the Umut, a Wooden Electric Car from China

September 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Meet the Umut, a Wooden Electric Car from China

This is the Umut, a new wooden electric car from China, seen on the China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi last week. The Umut is at home here, developed and made in Urumqi city. Its chassis and body are all made of wood, the electric motor is good for a 60km/h top speed and a range of 150 kilometer.

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Pretty Babe on a Truck Crane in China

September 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Pretty Babe on a Truck Crane in China

A pretty babe, standing mid-ships on a gigantic ‘truck crane’, seen on the China-Eurasia Exhibition in the great city of Urumqi last week. The truck crane is made by a Chinese company called Sany, the biggest maker of crane-like vehicles in the country.

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A smiling Schoolbus from China

September 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

A smiling Schoolbus from China

This is the Kunding KWD6618QCXC from China, a new happy schoolbus from Sichuan Kunding Automobile. I met this great vehicle today at an exhibition in Urumqi in Xinjiang Province and it did make me happy. Brilliant design here; a smiling grille, two eyes and even a small nose in da form of the Kunding logo. Kunding calls it the ‘Laughing QQ’, refering to the Chery QQ, which has a similar kinda face.

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Spotted in China: Guangzhou-Peugeot 505 in silver

September 4, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

potted in China: Guangzhou-Peugeot 505 in silver

Here we have a very fine Peugeot 505, seen on da streets in the great city of Urumqi in Xinjiang Province. The Peogeot 505 sedan was made in China from 1990 to 1997 by the Guangzhou-Peugeot joint venture. The company was founded in 1985 and ended in 1997 with a big fight between the partners. The joint venture made the 504 pick up, the 505 sedan and the 505 wagon.

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Spotted in China: Buick Regal in matte-black

September 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Buick Regal in matte-black

Here we have a very matte-black Buick Regal, seen on da streets in the great city of Urumqi in Xinjiang Province, where the sky is blue and all eat lamb. The Regal was a surpise because every other car in Urumqi seems to be a gigantic Toyota Land Cruiser, the other being a crappy zillionth-hand Volkswagen Santana taxi. The matte-black was a wrap, skillfully applied over the whole car. Sadly, the wheels & alloys were just standard.

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