The new Audi e-tron Sportback Concept has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, and it looks great; painted in matte gray with a strong aggressive stance, wide shoulders, big wheels, and massive grille. The e-tron Sportback previews a sporty electric SUV coupe that will hit the market in 2019.
Spy Shotsshowing a new crossover wagon by FAW’s Junpai brand. It has all the crossy stuff like black wheel arches, black bumpers, and roof rails. It also looks and feels very much like a Volkswagen, in particularly like the Cross Lavida, albeit a bit smaller. And that is interesting.
The new Volkswagen T-Roc has been spied in old Europe without much camouflage on. The T-Roc will have its intentional debut in August with deliveries set to start in mid 2018. Production in China will start the same year at the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.
Today in China Car History and Spotted in China the Audi A6 Executive, an ultra luxurious variant of the China-made C5 Audi A6. I found this black example abandoned on a parking lot just to the south of the southern section of the mighty Fifth Ring Road. It was dirty and dusty but absolutely savable.
An extremely rare and racy pickup truck based on the China-made C6 Audi A6L, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The vehicle was a bit dusty but otherwise in a good condition. It was formerly owned by a nearby Audi dealer, when this dealer closed due to a nasty bankruptcy the car was sold to a small repair shop and there it stands today.
An elegant Audi A6L, Spotted in China on a parking lot on a sunny day in Beijing. The good Audi is wrapped is an eye smoothing matte blue wrap, and further dressed up with an extra shiny grille, darkened windows, and sporty wheels with five-spoke silver black alloys.
Volkswagen is very strong in China but there is reason to worry about the future. They have been so busy adding ever more sedans to their Chinese lineup that they completely missed the SUV boom, resulting in a locally-made line with nine sedans, only one SUV, two hatchbacks, two wagons, and an MPV. Of these 16 cars a whopping 10 are made only for China: cars you cannot get unless you live there. Here they are:
New Spy Shots of a new Volkswagen SUV for China, most likely the production version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue concept. The new SUV will be positioned between the Tiguan and the Touareg, and should not be confused with the T-Prime Concept GTE, which previewed an SUV that will be positioned above the Touareg.