Citroën keeps pace with Volkswagen that just debuted it’s new old Jetta. The new 2010 c-Elysée features a new front and some changes at the back. The c-Elysée is a luxury version of the Fukang, that old warrior is still rolling of the line as well for the taximarket, and made in a joint venture with Dongfeng Automotive. The Fukang is based on the Citroën ZX which came from France between 1991 and 1996.
BYD released two pictures of the new S6 SUV and it loox exactly like the spy shots we saw earlier. BYD did its best to give the front some BYDness but it still has a lot of the last gen Lexus RX in the lines. No surprise of course, BYD loves Toyota. Hope they didn’t copy those floor mats and acceleration issues.
Earlier today we had spy shots of the new Buick Excelle, first. Now again a first, we have the car completely naked. Here she is. Good news: most powerful engine at introduction is the 1.6 turbo with 180 hp (135kw) and 235nm torque.
Today I went to the Beijing Automobile Trade Show in the Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Beijing. The show is an initiative of a couple of local dealers and meant to give buyers another possibility to spend their money on wheels. One popular was this brand new Rely X5, the balloons came for free at the entrance.
Kind of out that is ’cause I don’t think SAIC-GM wanted to world to see just yet. The Sail hatchback will debut at the Beijing Auto Show at the end of this month but this not too good looking silver car was seen somewhere near the factory in Shanghai.
Brilliance-BMW will start building the new 5 in China soon. And as Benz did only last week, BMW makes one special for China. Real Chinese men like to be driven. The 535Li is 14 centimetre longer than the standard car, all that space is for the passengers in the back. To emphasize the long-car’s Chineseness BMW came up with some very louzy photoshops:
The Riich M5 is an interesting looking car and based on the M1 hatchback. But medium-prenium Riich really tried to give it a face of it’s own that fits the new name. ‘M1 sedan’ would have been much more logical but in Cheryworld it is not. That is why we like Cheryworld even though it is sometimes a bit hard to find our way around.
The L3 is a new ‘prenium’ car from BYD meant to compete not only with Geely and Chery but with the big boys from the joint ventures such as the Volkswagen Lavida. The new machine certainly loox better than all other BYD’s including the F6 which slots theoratically above the L3 is BYD’s line-up.
More details emerged on Huatai’s luxury B11. Size: 4943x1856x1516, wheelbase: 2770. Weight: 1486. Engine: SAIC’s 1.8 turbo (18K4G) that also drives to Roewe 550 and 750. In the 750 it delivers [email protected] and [email protected] Other engines are Huatai’s own 2.0 diesel and a Mitsubshi-sourced 2.4 petrol (4G69).