I am a year older again, time thus for the Revival2K17 tuning show on the Goldenport race track, the largest such event in Beijing (2016 edition). It was a great party with hundreds of beautiful cars, good fat food, ultra loud music, and many hyperventilating people. My kind of a good day! We start with a super clean Y31 Nissan Gloria Brougham VIP sedan in beige brown on red Thai license plates.
TechRules is back on the Geneva Motor Show, and this time they brought the manic Ren, a Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) with a massive 1287 horsepower powering all four wheels. It looks like super sharp super car topped up with a racy shark fin at the rear.
The new Guangzhou Auto GE3 electric crossover-SUV debuted on the Detroit Auto Show. It is the first car to be based on Guangzhou Auto’s new electric-vehicle platform. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in March and might also be exported to the United States in the not-so far future, alongside the new GS7 SUV.
The Guangzhou Auto EnSpirit concept car has been unveiled on the Detroit Auto Show. It previews a future sporty electric SUV-coupe that is all about clean and green. Guangzhou Auto went back to basics; what better cleans the air than a tree? Nothing does, so the EnSpirit has one on-board.
The Guangzhou AutoGS7 SUV has been launched on the Detroit Auto Show. A true worldwide debut as the GS7 hasn’t been shown in China yet. Guangzhou Auto has serious plans for export to the United States and the GS7 will spearhead the effort. They also dumped the Trumpchi brand name, which might be marketing-wise, but Donald won’t be pleased…
Guangzhou Auto is going all out on the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. They will bring three world debuts: the GS7, the GE3, and the EnSpirit. Starting with names: Guangzhou Auto normally uses the English brand name “Trumpchi” for their cars but the name is absent on the teasers. One wonders why…
And we move on immediately with Part 3 of our Work Report on my visit to the Changchun International Auto Show (aka Auto Changchun) in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, in the Dongbei. Part 1 + intro here and Part 2 here. On the first photo a pretty little lady in red on the hood of a Weiwang S50 SUV. Weiwang is a brand under the Beijing Auto umbrella, aimed at car buyers in smaller cities. They don’t sell Weiwang in Beijing but in Changchun they were all out.
And we continue immediately with Part 2 of our Work Report on my visit to the Changchun International Auto Show (aka Auto Changchun) in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, in the Dongbei. Part 1 + into here. On the first photo a pretty little lady with a fiery red Italian steed. Maserati and Bentley were the only top end brands with their own booth on the show. Wuzzy, because Changchun seems rich enough for more.
Last week I went to the Changchun International Auto Show (aka Auto Changchun) in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, in the Dongbei. The biannual event is one of the larger second-tier shows, and extra interesting because Changchun is also home to First Auto Works (FAW).
We got to go back to the Geneva Motor Show because all the excitement about Borgward and Volkswagen made us almost miss an incredible hybrid supercar from China that had its world debut in Switzerland.
The blue monster is called the TechRules GT96 TREV, it has 1044 horsepower and a 2000 kilometer range. TREV stands for ‘Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle’, basically a hybrid combining an electric motor and a turbine-engine range extender.