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Wey P8 PHEV Unveiled At Guangzhou Auto Show 23
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Hybrids, Reports, SUV on 11 23rd, 2017


The veil has been lifted on the 2018 Wey P8 at the ongoing Guangzhou Auto Show.

The latest in an increasing number of new energy vehicles in China, the Wey P8 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine alongside an electric motor on both the front and rear axles. All up, it delivers 335 hp and 383 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque, and will reportedly accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds.

Wey claims the P8 has a combined driving range of 660 km and can be charged to full capacity in four hours from a 220V home charger. Mated to the plug-in hybrid powertrain is a six-speed dual-clutch transmission driving all four wheels.

In terms of safety, the SUV comes standard with a host of increasingly-common safety features. Included among them are adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-change assist, blind-spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning, 360-degree camera system, and a video streaming rear-view mirror.

Wey has no immediate plans to sell the P8 outside of China.

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Ferrari’s Portofino Now Speaks Mandarin As It Gets Launched In China 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, china, Ferrari, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Ferrari Portofino, Galleries, Guangzhou Auto Show, new cars, prices, Reports on 11 23rd, 2017

Ferrari has brought the new Portofino to China, as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations that featured a program spanning 60 nations.

The successor of the California T will have a starting price of RMB 2,908,000, or $438,382 at today’s exchange rates, in the People’s Republic.

The steep price is due to the local luxury tax imposed on imported vehicles. To understand just how expensive the baby Ferrari really is in China, you should know that for that money one would be able to buy a 488 Spider in the US and keep around $150,000 in their bank account.

Coinciding with the local launch of the Portofino, Ferrari walked away with the ‘China Performance Car of the Year‘ title, which was given to the 812 Superfast by a panel of 29 editors-in-chief, who voted it the most favored in Greater China after several rounds of screening and evaluation. The award was presented to the Prancing Horse in Guangzhou on November 16.

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GM Targets Young Customers With China-Only Baojun 530 Compact SUV 18
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Baojun, china, GM, Guangzhou Auto Show, new cars, SUV on 11 18th, 2017


General Motors’ SAIC-GM-Wuling Chinese joint venture has unveiled the Baojun 530 at the 2017 Guangzhou Auto Show. Following hot on the heels of the 560 and 510, this is the brand’s third SUV, and it’s also their largest, being 4,655mm (183.3in) long, 1,835mm (72.2in) wide, and 1,760mm (69.3in) tall.

On the outside, it looks very similar to the Baojun 510 that debuted at last year’s Guangzhou show and its highlights include the large grille that’s flanked by two slim headlights, a floating-style roof, rectangular wheel arches and one-piece taillights.

Although no images of the interior have been released yet, we expect the new Baojun 530 to benefit from the same materials used in its smaller sibling, including leather and metallic trim, along with an infotainment system, climate control and multi-function steering wheel, among others.

Baojun says that their latest SUV has a McPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension, for “maximized ride comfort, handling and stability”, while power comes from either a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated engine or a 1.5-liter turbocharged unit.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the Baojun 510 starts at RMB 68,800 ($10,373) in China, so we expect a higher tag for the 530.

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MG6 Plug-in Hybrid Comes With An App-Based Remote Control Driving System 17
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, MG, MG6, PHEV on 11 17th, 2017


SAIC Motor has used the Guangzhou Auto Show to introduce the new MG6 plug-in hybrid.

Set to become one of the company’s first new energy vehicles, the MG6 plug-in hybrid will be launched next year and it has been designed to embrace elegance, performance, and valve.

MG didn’t have much to say about the model but confirmed the car will come equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an electronic shifter, and an infotainment system with internet connectivity as well as a 10.1-inch display. The Chinese press release also mentioned an automatic parking system and a “remote control driving system” that will apparently allow drivers to control the vehicle at low speeds through a mobile app.

Autocar reports the model is powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine that is backed up by an electric motor that produces 83 PS (61 kW). MG says this setup will enable the car to produce a combined maximum output of 228 PS (167 kW) and 622 Nm (458 lb-ft) of torque. Little else is known about the car but it will reportedly consume 1.5 L/100 km (156.8 mpg US / 188.3 mpg UK).

In the future, the MG6 plug-in hybrid will be joined by an electric version of the ZS crossover. It will eventually be sold alongside a production version of the MG E-Motion concept.

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Jaguar XEL Debuts In China With A Stretched Wheelbase 17
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Jaguar, Jaguar XE on 11 17th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this year, Jaguar has unveiled the new XEL at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.

Designed to compete with the Audi A4L and Mercedes C-Class L, the XEL has a wheelbase that has been stretched 3.9-inches (100 mm) to span 115.5-inches (2935 mm) overall. The added length benefits rear seat passengers and helps to create a more accommodating cabin.

The entry-level XEL Elite Edition comes nicely equipped with a panoramic glass sunroof, an automatic dual-zone climate control system, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display. Higher-end variants can be can be outfitted with ambient interior lighting, illuminated door sill plates, and a Meridian audio system. Other options include perforated leather upholstery, a digital instrument cluster, and wood trim.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The entry-level unit is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 PS (147 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 230 km/h (142 mph).

Higher-end variants can be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 250 PS (184 kW) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra power, the dash from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) is cut to 7.3 seconds and the top speed climbs to 240 km/h (149 mph).

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Jaguar XEL Is A Long-Wheelbase XE For The Chinese 13
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Jaguar, Jaguar XE, new cars on 10 13th, 2017


The Chinese market is set to receive yet another bespoke, long-wheelbase sedan, this time in the form of the Jaguar XEL.
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Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Debuts In China At Auto Guangzhou 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Ferrari, Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Guangzhou Auto Show, new cars on 12 21st, 2016


Ferrari have just launched the new GTC4Lusso T at the world's largest car market.
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BMW 1-Series Sedan Debuts In Guangzhou 21
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 1-Series Sedan, china, Guangzhou Auto Show, new cars on 11 21st, 2016


Following a series of leaked images and scoops, BMW has officially dropped the curtain for the new 1-Series Sedan.
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SEM DX3 By Pininfarina Downsizes Italian Style For China 20
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Pininfarina, South East Motor on 11 20th, 2016


Design houses like Pininfarina may be struggling to get enough work from European automakers to keep the lights on, they're keeping busy with work from China. Like this new DX3 that the famous carrozzeria has done for South East Motor.
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SEM DX3 By Pininfarina Downsizes Italian Style For China 20
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Pininfarina, South East Motor on 11 20th, 2016


Design houses like Pininfarina may be struggling to get enough work from European automakers to keep the lights on, they're keeping busy with work from China. Like this new DX3 that the famous carrozzeria has done for South East Motor.
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Baojun 510 Small SUV Is Aimed At Chinese Millennials 18
Nov
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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China’s New Jeep Compass Revealed In Guangzhou, Costs Less Than $25,000 18
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Guangzhou Auto Show, Jeep Compass, new cars, SUV on 11 18th, 2016


While Jeep was busy dropping the curtain for the new Compass in Los Angeles, its Chinese arm did the same on the other side of the globe.
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Buick Velite Concept Debuts In Guangzhou, Previews Future Eco-Friendly Cars 18
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Buick, Buick Concepts, china, concepts, GM, Guangzhou Auto Show on 11 18th, 2016


Initially believed to become China's Chevrolet Volt, the Buick Velite actually previews the brand's new design language and serves as a template for future eco-friendly cars.
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China Only BMW 1-Series Sedan Photographed Out In The Open 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 1-Series Sedan, china, Guangzhou Auto Show on 11 16th, 2016


New photos of the China-exclusive BMW 1-Series Sedan have emerged online courtesy of local website Xcar.
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China Only BMW 1-Series Sedan Photographed Out In The Open 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 1-Series Sedan, china, Guangzhou Auto Show on 11 16th, 2016


New photos of the China-exclusive BMW 1-Series Sedan have emerged online courtesy of local website Xcar.
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