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Roewe Marvel X Is A Pure-Electric SUV From China 26
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Beijing Auto Show, china, Electric Vehicles, new cars, Roewe, SAIC, SUV on 12 26th, 2017

The Roewe Marvel X is celebrating its premiere online, prior to its public debut set for the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, next April.

Previewed by the Roewe Vision-E Concept that was shown in Shanghai this year, this is the zero-emission version of the upcoming Roewe RX7, reports CarNewsChina.

Tipping the scale at 1,759kg (3,878lbs), the electric SUV is 4,678mm (184.17in) long, 1,919mm (75.55in) wide, and 1,161mm (45.71in) tall, and has a 2,800mm (110.24in) long wheelbase. Its dimensions are very similar to those of a Porsche Macan, and make it smaller and lighter than a Tesla Model X.

Powering it are two electric motors, one at the front, with 116 horsepower, and the other at the rear, churning out 71hp. It’s 0-100km/h (62mph) acceleration time is unknown, but it’s apparently capable of reaching a top speed of 180km/h (112mph).

Roewe haven’t announced any details surrounding its range, charging time, or battery options either, but don’t expect to see it outside China, as the Marvel X is strictly aimed at the People’s Republic.


Baojun Upgrades The 730 7-Seat MPV With 1.5-Liter Turbo Engine 23
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Baojun, china, GM, new cars, prices, SAIC on 11 23rd, 2017

Spending $15,000 on a new car in the US would land you a new Ford Fiesta with a few extras, but the same amount will get you a new Baojun 730 in China.

Upgraded for the new MY, the MPV is still based on a Lotus-tuned chassis, though it gets a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine rated at 147 HP (149 PS) and 170lb-ft (230Nm) of torque that’s mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Despite carrying a starting price of RMB 99,800 ($15,045), the MPV made by SAIC-GM-Wuling exclusively for the Chinese market comes with a few high-tech features, such as the active air intake grille, which controls the air entry into the engine compartment, allowing it to reach the optimal temperature faster, and reducing wind drag.

The 730 has a 2+2+3 seating layout, and is available with a new black and grey interior trim, dark wood-like accents, ice blue ambient lighting, dual-color seats and a 9-speaker Infinity sound system by Harman, which was custom made for this vehicle. Moreover, the automaker claims that the cabin is “segment-leading quiet”, thanks to sound-absorbing and soundproofing materials.

GM’s local joint venture expects the upgraded MPV to continue the success of the model introduced in 2015, which managed to achieve a 5-star safety rating from C-NCAP.


GM’s Latest SUV, The Wuling Hong Guang S3, Costs Less Than $9,000 10
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, GM, new cars, prices, SAIC, SUV on 11 10th, 2017

If you live in China, for a mere RMB 56,800, which comes out to just $8,558 at the current exchange rates, you could get GM’s latest SUV, the Wuling Hong Guang S3.

This makes it more affordable than the entry-level Ford Fiesta on our side of the pond, and it stays that way even in its range-topping guise, which can be had at RMB 81,800 ($12,325).

However, there’s a major catch here, because the Wuling Hong Guang S3 is a China-only vehicle, made by the automotive giant’s local joint venture, SAIC-GM-Wuling, so don’t expect to see it in Western markets, not now, not ever.

For what it’s worth, the Wuling Hong Guang S3 has an exterior design reminiscent of old Chevys and Daewoos, but it has been adorned with LED DRLs integrated on the sides of the front bumper, fog lamps, and a floating-style roofline.

Inside it gets a clean layout, with dual-tone leather trim depending on the selected grade, an 8-inch LCD screen, large electronic instrument display, and a quartz clock, for what the automaker describes as an added “sense of luxury”. It has a 2+2+3 seating layout, and all three rows of seats have their own air-conditioning vents and USB ports.

Based on the same platform as the Hong Guang MPV, the SUV also features a multi-link independent rear suspension, and some safety features such as ESC, hill-start hold control, cruise control, and others.

The engine family includes two members: naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions of a 1.5-liter unit.


New Baojun 510 SUV With Auto Box Costs Less Than A Ford Fiesta In China 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Baojun, china, GM, new cars, prices, SAIC on 09 9th, 2017

Presented at last year's Guangzhou Auto Show, the Baojun 510 can now be had with an automated manual transmission.
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GM’s Baojun 560 Gets Seven Seats, Dual Clutches 16
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Baojun, china, GM, new cars, SAIC on 08 16th, 2017

Of all the SUVs that GM produces and markets around the world, the Baojun 560 may be the least familiar… to most Western readers, at least. But it's a critical model in the Chinese market, and it's now been treated to some critical upgrades.
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China-Only Baojun E100 Is GM’s Cheapest Electric Vehicle At $5,300 8
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Baojun, china, Electric Vehicles, GM, new cars, prices, SAIC on 08 8th, 2017

General Motors' Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling has introduced the Baojun E100, a small electric car inspired by the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive.
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GM’s Baojun 310 Wagon Costs Less Than Your Bimmer’s Wheels In China 12
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Baojun, china, GM, new cars, prices, SAIC on 07 12th, 2017

The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has given birth to the Baojun 310 Wagon.
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MG E-Motion Offers A Tantalizing Look At Brand’s Future 19
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, Galleries, MG, MG Concepts, new cars, SAIC, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 19th, 2017

After a number of teaser and leaked images, SAIC Motor's MG-Emotion has bowed at the Shanghai Auto Show and offers an intriguing glimpse at what the British marque could bring to the market in the future.
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SAIC’s Roewe Vision-E Previews Luxurious Chinese SUV For 2018 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, new cars, Roewe, Roewe Concepts, SAIC, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 18th, 2017

Not to be confused with Skoda’s Vision E Coupe Crossover Concept, this is the Roewe Vision-E Concept, revealed in the lead up to the Shanghai Auto Show.
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MG E-Motion Could Put British Marque Back On The Map 17
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, MG, MG Concepts, SAIC, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 17th, 2017

A number of new pictures have been released of the MG E-Motion Concept prior to the vehicle’s debut at the Shanghai Auto Show.
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SAIC’s Vision-E Concept SUV Ticks The Right Boxes 14
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, Reports, SAIC, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 14th, 2017

Chinese automaker SAIC won’t just unveil a new MG sports car concept at the Shanghai Auto Show but will also showcase this, the Vision-E Concept.
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Low-Slung MG E-Motion Concept Teased Before Shanghai Premiere 12
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, Electric Vehicles, MG, MG Concepts, SAIC, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 12th, 2017

Just a week after it emerged that MG may be plotting a new sports car, the British automaker has teased a low-slung concept car dubbed the E-Motion.
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GM’s Chinese Joint Venture Fined $29 Million For Price Fixing 28
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, GM, Reports, SAIC on 12 28th, 2016

Confirming last week's report, GM's Chinese joint venture has been fined 201 million yuan ($29 million) by local authorities for monopolistic pricing.
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Baojun 510 Small SUV Is Aimed At Chinese Millennials 18
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Baojun, china, GM, Guangzhou Auto Show, new cars, SAIC, SUV on 11 18th, 2016

GM's latest offering for the Chinese car market comes in the shape of a small SUV, named Baojun 510.
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VW To Launch New Phideon Flagship In China This Week [31 Pics] 19
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in china, Galleries, new cars, Reports, SAIC, VW, VW Phideon on 10 19th, 2016

VW is going to launch their new Phideon flagship model in China this Friday, which is aimed to compete with other established premium car makers in this huge market, including Audi, Mercedes and BMW.
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