The Volkswagen Touareg Black Adventure Edition has been launched on the China car market, priced at 916.000 yuan or 151.000 USD. The Black Adventure Edition comes with a Black Adventure badge on the B-pillar, black roof rails, tinted head and rear lights, piano black paint, 20 inch alloys, a piano black dashboard, a piano black center console, and piano black door trim.
An interesting surprise at an Acura dealer in Shanghai where a red Acura NSX concept car suddenly popped up in the showroom. It seems the same car as the one that debuted on the April 2012 Beijing Auto show. Production of the NSX will start in late 2015 and it will be marketed in China, back in October 2012 we saw the patent application for the production version.
After much delay the brand new Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 minivan has finally been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 35.900 yuan and ends at 45.900 yuan. Xin Longma is a new automotive brand under the Fujian Group, a large conglomerate that also owns or partly owns SoutEast Automotive, van maker Fujian-Benz, and bus maker King Long.
Lamborghini China has officially announced the price for the new 2014 Lamborghini Huracan and has started to accept reservations. Price is set at 4.29 million yuan or 709.000 USD. For comparison, price for the Lamborghini Gallardo ranged from 3.48 million yuan for the base model to 4.9 million yuan for the Super Trofeo Stradale ($575.000 – $809.000). The new Huracan is thus a lot more expensive than the Gallardo was.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 with an output of 610hp and 560nm. Top speed is 325km/h, o-100 is gone in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 is done in 9.9 seconds. The Huracan will have its worldwide debut on the Geneva Motor Show in March and will have its China debut during the Beijing Auto Show in April.
Pricing for other markets has yet to be announced. As a general rule super cars like the Lamborghini Huracan are about 60% more expensive in China than they are in the United States.
The new Jeep Cherokee has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 375.900 yuan and ends at 549.900 yuan ($62.118 – 90.873). The Cherokee is expensive because it is imported into China and import taxes are high. Local production at the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture will start in 2015, which will lower price by 25%.
The massive Rolls-Royce Wraith has been launched on the China super car market, priced at an equally massive 4.71 million yuan or 778.000 USD. China is the second-largest market worldwide for Rolls-Royce and will likely become the largest this year. The Wraith is an important car for the continuing conquest of China, aimed squarely at the popular Bentley Continental coupe.
The facelifted MG3 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 69.700 yuan and ends at 97.700 yuan. Biggest changes are up nose with a slightly redesigned grille, a new bumper, and speedy LED fog lights on each side of the bumper. Sporty alloys are new as well.
The Bentley Mulsanne Four Seasons Edition has been launched on the China car market. The Four Seasons Edition is a massive special edition based on the Mulsanne Mulliner, consisting of five different cars and a grand total of 45 vehicles, it debuted on the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show. The five cars are divided over the Chinese traditional ‘Five Elements’: earth, wood, fire, metal, and water.
The Beijing Auto BJ40 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 146.800 yuan and ends at 186.800 yuan. The coming of the BJ40 was delayed for many a times and we bet Beijing Auto is very happy they finally got it on the road.
The Beijing Auto BJ40 debuted as the Beijing Auto Works B40 on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, and over the years we have seen it testing all over the country. Interestingly, its appearance is basically unchanged and the engine is the same that ‘powered’ the 2010 concept.
The Suzuki S-Cross crossover has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 109.800 yuan and ends at 154.800 yuan. The S-Cross is made in China by the Chang’an-Suzuki joint venture. The S-Cross is an important car for Suzuki that currently has only three best-sellers in China; the Alto, Swift and SX4.