Chery will soon add another small car to its already very confusing line up of machinery and brands. This is the Chery Cowin 1, based on the QQ6. Some Chinese websites think Chery will introduce ‘Cowin’ as another brandname, as a replacement for all QQ’s.
Geely’s expensive brand Emgrand only has two vehicles: the EC718 sedan and the EC7-RV htachback. That is not enough so Geely will soon ad this EX7 suv that is based on the GX7 prototype. The machine loox ready and will likey debut at the Beijing Auto Show later this month.
MG’s upcoming babycar ‘2’ was coght again and for the first time the interior was caught as well. Loox all darn sporty, steeringwheel looks Buick but I especially like that little red button on the passenger-side-dash. It must be nitro! It is not, unfortunately, it is problably some tester’s delight.
Chang’an Automotive is working on a small suv, now it seems it won’t be ‘just’ a suv but a reallywheelie crossoverthing like all Chinese automakers rush to la market these days. The machine on the picture does have roofrails and a heavy-looking front, that’ll be the plastic so it is problably true.
Is it still alive we wonder, two Roewe SUV’s have been spotted at the Roewe factory and for the first time is has a name: W5. The W5 is based on the SsangYong Kyron. Even though Roewe’s owner SAIC recently had a lot of trouble with South Korean SsangYong it still owns 51% of that company. A SsangYong-Roewe SUV is therefore possible and these pictures prove Roewe is at least still working on it. Things at SsangYoung are by la way improving too.
No Maybach for BYD’s dreamers so they took another Toyota instead. This is BYD’s new yet nameless SUV, some say it’ll be S6, that loox very much inspired by a Lexus RX, at least from 3/4 behind. The machine seems fresh from the factory so launch at the Beijing Auto Show is expected.
Chery is rapidly expanding the line up of its luxury-middle-class-prenium brand Riich. This is number five; the Riich G3 based on the Chery A5. The biggest change is the front which loox completely new, the rest of the car seems all A5.
Chery copied the Spark for the QQ and Haima copies the QQ for the Prince (Chinese: 王子, Wangzi). Well, that’s only fair. The pictures come straight from the Haima factory on the always sunny island of Hainan. It loox like some dealer-presentation but in these days noting is secret anymore.
The Dongfeng-Fengshen H30, usually simply called ‘Dongfeng H30’, is a rather boring looking machine from Dongfeng Automotive. Dongfeng has joint ventures with Honda, Nissan, Peugeot (PSA) and Kia. The Fengshen-brand is Dongfeng’s first all-by-itself adventure on the passenger car market. To make a boring car a little bit more exciting Dongfeng decided to go for the Cross-treatment.
The current FAW-Toyota Vios is not a hot seller, most likely because the sedan trunk seems glued to the machine which was designed as a hatchback. Engines are getting a bit old too. But FAW-Toyota wants one car to compete with the many cheap sedans from Brilliance, Chery and BYD so it will bring this facelifted Vios to the Beijing Auto Show in April.