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).
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.
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.
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.
The all new Honda UR-V has been launched on the Chinese car market, looking large even in white.The Honda UR-V is a sporty coupe SUV like a BMW X6. It is basically the same car as the Honda Avancier. The main differences are the bonnet, the grille, the headlights, the bumpers, and the rear lights. One might wonder why Honda wants to sell two near-identical cars.
Chery is going sporty with the brand new Arrizo 5 Sport, based on the pretty but dull Arrizo 5 sedan. The Sport gets a racy front bumper, side skirts, speedy alloys, red brake pads, a big spoiler on the back, and red interior trim.
The new MGZS SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 73.800 yuan and ends at 115.800 yuan, parachuting the ZS in one of the most competitive segments of the market. It has become a rather fine looking car with a very special grille with a red line around it that comes back in the bumper.
The brand new BMW1-Series Sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market. Prices start at 204,800 yuan and end at 332,000 yuan ($29,800 – 46,540). The 1-Series Sedan is for China only; there are currently no plans for export to other countries.
This is the brand new Baojun 510, a small crossover utility vehicle (CUV) for China. It was launched on the Chinese car market earlier this week. Baojun is a brand under SAIC-GM-Wuling, a three-way joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Company (SAIC), General Motors (GM), and Wuling Motors. GM has a 44% stake in this joint venture.
BYD has updated the Tang hybrid super SUV and they have given it a new name: Tang 100. Biggest new is a larger capacity battery which extends the pure-electric range from 80 kilometers on the old car to 100 kilometers on the new car; hence the name.