Category Archives: New Cars

Chery A4 Exposed Carrying New Logo

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Chery currently sells about 20 different sedan/hatchback models. Yet, with the exception of the QQ mini, none of them makes the list of top 50 best-selling cars in the first eleven months of this year. The poor results from the domestic market must have created a panic for the Wuhu-based automaker, which, in desperation, seems […]

BYD F0 Mini Car to Get Semi-Automatic Transmission

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BYD is preparing to launch a new version of F0 that dispenses with the clutch pedal, spy shots show. An AMT (automated manual transmission) was spotted on a test car, adding to the currently gearbox choice, a 5MT. First released in September 2008, F0 had been a top seller in the supermini segment. Sales, however, […]

Foton Launches MP-X S, Modeled upon Toyota HiAce

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Foton Motor unveiled a new series of the MP-X MPV, the S class, in Beijing on December 24. Inspired by Toyota HiAce, the MP-X S has two wheelbase variants: 3,110mm and 2,570mm. The long-wheelbase version has a stance 5380mm long, 1920mm wide, and 2285mm high, the short-wheelbase version 4840mm, 1920mm, and 2105mm. Compared with the […]

Beijing-Hyundai Santa Fe Goes on Sale for US$35,250-49,690

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At a ceremony held at China National Convention Center in Beijing on Sunday evening, Hyundai and its Chinese partner BAIC announced the release of the third-generation Santa Fe. Swimmer Sun Yang, an Olympic champion, showed up as the product’s spokesman (shown below). With two powertrain choices–2.0T GDI and 2.4 GDi, the locally-built mid-size SUV comes […]

Qoros GQ3: A Clear Look

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Qoros Auto seems running a successful marketing campaign leading up to the launch of its first model, the GQ3, expected at the 2013 Geneva motor show. In the past year, the joint venture of Chery and Israel Corporation has developed an intrigue and kept readers in suspense. While continuously showing off its team of designers […]

Ninth-gen Honda Accord Will Get Extended Wheelbase and Turbo 2.0L Engine in China

The ninth-gen Honda Accord, which has been on sale in the US for three months, will be stretched when it comes to China, according to Yao Yiming, a vice general manager of GAC-Honda. To compete more effectively with Shanghai-Volkswagen Passat and FAW-Volkswagen Magotan, the Chinese variant will have a wheelbase of about 2800mm, increased from […]

Geely Emgrand EC8 Gets GeTec Engines for 2013

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The 2013 Emgrand EC8 from Geely hit the market on Wednesday with upgraded powertrains. For improved fuel efficiency, Geely-made "GeTec" engines replaced the Mitsubishi ones, and the old 4AT gave way to a DSI 6AT. Dimensions of the mid-size sedan remain unchanged: sitting on a 2805mm wheelbase, it is 4905mm long, 1830mm wide, and 1495mm […]

Dongfeng S30 Gets New 1.6L Engine; 1.5L Models to Be Launched Next Year

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Consumers in several cities have reported that the PSA 1.6 liter (N6A 10FX3A PSA) on the 2012 Fengshen (Aeolus) S30 has been replaced by a Dongfeng-made VVT-i engine of the same displacement. However, the change has not been officially acknowledged by Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company (DFPV), the manufacturer of the compact sedan. DFM A16 engine […]

Qoros GQ3: New Teaser Images Released

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Qoros Auto, the joint venture between Chery and Israel Corporation, released new renderings of its upcoming model, the GQ3, on Wednesday, unveiling more details of the car’s rear exterior and dashboard. The GQ3 sedan, whose development codename is CF11, will be Qoros’ inaugural model. It is slated for global debut at next year’s Geneva motor […]

Citroen C4L Goes on Sale with a US$19,888 – 27,271 Price Range

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On Wednesday evening, Dongfeng-PSA (DPCA) announced in Shanghai the release and pricing of the all-new Citroen C4L. With two powertrain choices, 1.6L/5MT and 1.6THP/6AT, the C4L costs between 123,900 and 169,900 Yuan (US$19,888 – 27,271). Born on the PF2 platform, the new compact sedan is a sibling of Peugeot 408, both having a 2710mm wheelbase. […]

Changan-Ford Develops Focus-derived “Jiayue” EV

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As the government demands more contribution from them to the development of native brands and green technology, sino-foreign joint ventures have in recent years launched a set of China-only vehicle marques. These new marques are useful in bringing back outdated foreign-brand models or introducing electric ones (the Chinese government currently does not provide subsidies to […]