The ultrahip Toyota C-HR will see production in China, times two. Toyota has two joint ventures in the country and each wants a part of the C-HR action. First up FAW-Toyota which will basically make the car as it is known abroad and under the C-HR name.
The Zinoro 60H plug-in hybrid has been launched on the Chinese car market. The 60H is the production version of the Zinoro Next concept. It is based on the long wheelbase BMW X1 Li. Zinoro is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture making new-energy vehicles (NEVs).
Bad luck for those who ordered one of these two Tesla Model X SUVs; they were dead and destroyed on arrival. The top floor of a large car transporttruck suddenly collapsed, sending the two heavy electrics to the bottom.
The new HaimaS5 Young has been launched on the Chinese auto market. As its name implies it is aimed at young car buyers, and not at the old and elderly and not even at the middle aged. Only at the young, all the others got to stay away. This sadly means I will not be able to buy one as I am very old indeed. I so wish Haima would make a car called S5 Old. Others might prefer an S5 Dead.
New Spy Shots of the HongqiHS7 SUV, the production version of the Hongqi S-Concept. Today we get a good look inside, and we see a classy interior with loads of leather, some shiny, and some wood. The instrument panel is digital and there is space for a large (12 inch?) touch screen in the middle.
This is the final production version of the the Changan CS95 SUV. It lost the ultra-cool grille and now looks a tad too much like a mix of various Range Rovers. The CS95 is the largest passenger car Changan Automotive has ever made. It will compete with cars like the Trumpchi GS8 and the Haval H8.
The very first Spy Shots of the upcoming China-spec Peugeot 5008 GT Line, the sporty variant of the Peugeot 5008 SUV. It comes with a different bumper, bigger wheels, black pillars and a black roof. The 5008 GT Line will hit the Chinese auto market in June.
The new Hyundai Celesta has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 79.900 yuan and ends at 115.900 yuan, positioning the Celesta at the top of the cheap-sedan line in Hyundai’s confusing China lineup. The Celesta comes with a rather good looking shiny grille but it is not a totally new car.
Skoda is going to launch four new SUVs in China. They have to because the SUV and crossover segments are booming like there is no tomorrow and Skoda currently has only the aging Yeti on offer. That is going to change with the Kodiaq, the Model K, the Model Q, and the Kodiaq Coupe. All will be manufactured locally at the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.
The new Kia K7 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 179.800 yuan and ends at 244.800 yuan. The K7 is the new flagship SUV for Kia in China. It is based on the current third generation Kia Sorento, but with a flashier grille and different lights and bumpers.