News on the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture in China

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Spy Shot: Volkswagen T-Roc Is Naked In China

May 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen T-Roc

Spy Shots showing a completely naked Volkswagen T-Roc testing in China. The T-Roc will have its international debut in August September. It will be manufactured in China by  FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.

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Spy Shots: The Hongqi H5 Is Almost Ready For China

May 5, 2017 by Joey Wang

Hongqi H5

Spy Shots of the Hongqi H5, showing that the new sedan is almost ready for the Chinese car market. The H5 debuted on last month’s Shanghai Auto Show and will hit the market next month. It looks rather good in this gray color scheme, with gray wheels and with the enormous grille up nose.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Cross Testing In China

May 2, 2017 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Cross

Spy Shots showing the Volkswagen Golf Sportvan Cross testing in China, getting ready for its launch on the Chinese auto market later this year. The transformation from Sportsvan to Sportsvan Cross seems to be a pretty easy one; black plastic around the wheel arches and … well, nothing else.

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Audi e-tron Sportback Concept Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi e-tron Sportback Concept Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

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.

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FAW’s Junpai Brand Is Going Wagon In Volkswagen Style

April 11, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW's Junpai Brand Is Going Wagon In Volkswagen Style

Spy Shots showing 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.

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Volkswagen T-ROC SUV To Be Made In China From 2018

April 11, 2017 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen T-ROC SUV To Be Made In China From 2018

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.

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Spotted In China: C5 Audi A6 Executive

December 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: C5 Audi A6 Executive

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.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen CrossBlue Seen Testing In China

July 4, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Crossblue Seen Testing In China

Volkswagen keeps us busy today. Earlier on we saw the new long-wheelbase Tiguan and the Zotye Damai X7 CrossBlue-concept clone, and now we have the real production version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue.

Fun fact: the clone of the concept will likely hit the market before the real thing does. The Damai X7 will launch in September whereas the CrossBlue isn’t expected before early 2017.

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Spy Shots: Audi A4L Testing In China

June 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Audi A4L Testing In China

Spy Shots showing the new Audi A4L testing in China, completely naked in brown. The Audi A4L debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April. At the time we heard it would be launched on the market in July, but that has been postponed to September.

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Spotted In China: Audi A6L Pickup Truck

June 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Audi A6L Pickup Truck

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.

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