A dusty Nissan Fengshen Bluebird EQ7200 SSS, Spotted in China in the great city of Jinan in Shandong Province. The old ‘Bird was clearly neglected but it didn’t seem to be abandoned. It was just very dirty and it had some not-too serious damage on the front fender.
This is the new Venucia M50 mini MPV, and it looks very nice for its kind. The M50 will have its public debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next month and launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Up until now all their cars were based on Nissan platforms. The M50V is the first Venucia that is based on a Dongfeng.
This is the new China-spec Nissan Kicks, ready to kick some ass in the hyper competitive compact SUV market. It comes with typical V-motion grille, black wheel arches, and black A-pillars. The Kicks will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and hit the dealers soon thereafter.
A wine red U12 Nissan Bluebird sedan, with a pink towel in the background, Spotted in China on the parking lot of a recycling company in the far west of Beijing. Happily, they hadn’t recycled the Nissan. Yet. Sadly, it wasn’t in a very good shape; clearly not in use anymore, with a rusted and busted bonnet, yellow’ed side lights, and deflated tires. Still, saving this great Japanese car would not be completely impossible; given time, money, and U12 love.
An ultra racy Liberty Walk R35 Nissan GT-R, with a matching license plate, Spotted in China a few meters from my home. The good Nissan is fitted with an outrageous body kit and wings all over, it also has air lift system to get over the bumps.
This is the facelifted Nissan X-Trail SUV for China. Debut is expected for the Shanghai Auto Show in April with a launch on the Chinese auto market in the second half of the year. The facelift includes a new grille with a heavy shiny bar, new lights, new bumpers, new alloys, and an updated interior.
What is going on here? Well, the man in red shoes is a corporate spy taking photos of the underside. The girl in white shoes is a internet-TV hostess, and a hot one at that, waiting for her shoot. The man in blue shirt is a camera operator for the internet-TV hostess, taking some shots of the car. The car is the brand new production version of the Venucia T90, as it was launched on the Chengdu Auto Show in China.
A very sleek Nissan Maxima sedan, Spotted in China in the 798 Art District in Beijing. The good Nissan indeed is a work of art, its simple and elegant lines looking ultra fresh today. The Max’ was in dire need of a wash and a wax but otherwise in a fine shape, no rust or rot and completely original.
When the Nissan Lannialaunched in October last year we thought is was not too pretty. But the China-only mid-size sedan kinda grows on you. There are a lot of them on the road now and I slowly start to like it more. It surely is special and this shiny purple example is just beautiful.
A beautiful black A33 NissanCefiro Brougham VIP, Spotted in China just outside the Fourth Ring Road in east Beijing. The good old ‘San was in a great shape, smooth in paint and shiny in chrome, completely original and no rust or rot in sight.