November 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The facelifted Roewe 950 sedan has been unveiled on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. The 950 is the slow-selling flagship of the Roewe-brand owned by Shanghai Auto. The 950 is based on the Buick Lacrosse that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The facelift includes new headlights with LED strips, some smaller changes at the rear, and a new 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
January 6, 2014 by Joey Wang
New rumors in the Chinese automotive press saying the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) wants to revive the once famous ‘Shanghai‘ brand. Media say that the first car to be Shanghaied is the slow-selling Roewe 950. To prove the facts the story comes with photos showing a Roewe 950 with Shanghai badges.
There is however a small problem with these photos: they are exactly two years old. They first appeared on the Chinese interwebs on January 6 2012, fueling similar rumors about the resurrection of the Shanghai brand, but that never happened. In November 2012 we saw spy shots of a Roewe 750 with Shanghai badges, again with rumors about the Shanghai brand, but again nothing happened.
It is very well possible that SAIC is still considering reviving the brand. Rumors usually come from somewhere, but sure it is certainly not! We will keep an eye on new developments…
April 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Roewe 950 has been officially listed & priced on the China car market. Price starts at 188.900 yuan and ends at 319.900 yuan. The 950 is Roewe’s biggest car so far, positioned above the outgoing 750 which was based on the ancient Rover 75. Roewe however still can’t do it alone; the 950 is based on the Buick Lacrosse which is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Finally the first pictures of an all-naked Roewe 950 in China. The Roewe 950, formerly known as Roewe R95, will be listed on the Chinese car market on April 11 and will officially debut at the Beijing Auto Show that starts on April 25.
March 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese media report that the Roewe R95 is “officially” renamed to Roewe 950. That would be a late change indeed because on earlier spy shots from the finished car we could easily see ‘R95’-badges on the back. 950 would make sense however since the rest of Roewe’s line-up consists of the 350, 550 and the soon-to-be-killed 750. The Roewe R95/950 will be listed on the Chinese car market on April 11.