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Great Wall Steed cab-chassis launched, priced from $17,990

Great Wall has launched a single-cab-chassis version of the Steed, priced at a bargain basement $17,990 before on-roads, or $18,990 drive-away if you have an ABN. It’s been a while in the making, with the Steed dual-cab launching under factory distributorship in September 2016, priced between $24,990 and $26,990...

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VIDEO: Range Rover Sport PHEV tackles 999 stairs in China
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VIDEO: Range Rover Sport PHEV tackles 999 stairs in China

Land Rover loves bragging about the off-road prowess of its range. Now, it's showing off the capabilities of the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid. In the above video, the British marque sends the face-lifted Sport PHEV up China's Tianmen Mountain Road – known as the Dragon Road, one of the world's most challenging sections of tarmac – before climbing 999 steps to reach the Heaven's Gate rock arch...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg previewed
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg previewed

  The third-generation 2019 Volkswagen Touareg will make its debut in Beijing on March 23, the company has confirmed. A single side-on sketch of the flagship SUV was posted online, previewing sleeker looks inspired by the Arteon and T-Prime GTE concept, the latter revealed in Beijing two years ago...


Haval Australia planning new SUV range by 2021, EVs by 2022
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Haval Australia planning new SUV range by 2021, EVs by 2022

China’s biggest domestic SUV maker, Haval, is having a much tougher time selling cars to Australians than it expected, but the still-ambitious company suggests its next wave of products will have a better go at it. The company is developing a new modular architecture for domestic left-hand drive (LHD) purposes – as well as right-hand drive (RHD) for Australia, India and South Africa – to underpin its next generation model line-up...


2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs
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2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs

The upgraded Haval H9 seven-seat 4x4 has arrived with an array of new features, a better powertrain and more realistic pricing. The Chinese large-SUV is pitched as a family-friendly seven-seater to rival the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe, though its body-on-frame construction grants it off-road ability akin to a Ford Everest...


Jeep Grand Commander revealed for China
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Jeep Grand Commander revealed for China

The Jeep Grand Commander has been revealed for the Chinese market in a new online video, ahead of an anticipated debut at the Beijing motor show in April. In terms of design, the Grand Commander stays true to the Yuntu concept that previewed it at last year's Shanghai motor show, with slim front and rear lighting elements combined with a chunky and rugged exterior...


China’s GAC Motor entering US next year, previews wild EV concept in Detroit
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China’s GAC Motor entering US next year, previews wild EV concept in Detroit

China's GAC Motor says it wants to enter the massive US car market next year, with a wide range of models and a mission that - if successful - will make it a major player outside its home country. As a statement of intent, the Guangzhou company presented its line-up at this week's Detroit motor show, headlined by the slick GA4 small sedan and a wild electric SUV concept called the Enverge...


China bans sales of 553 car models over concerns about smog
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China bans sales of 553 car models over concerns about smog

China has banned the sale of 553 new car models, in an attempt to curb its dangerous pollution problem. According to a report from Bloomberg, vehicles being banned include the Audi FV7145KLCBG sedan (a version of the A1 manufactured by FAW VW), the Chevrolet SGM7161DAA2 (similar to the Holden Barina) and the Benz BJ7302ETAL2...


2018 Jeep Grand Commander spotted testing in Aussie outback
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2018 Jeep Grand Commander spotted testing in Aussie outback

The 2018 Jeep Grand Commander has been snapped testing in the Australia outback. Readers sent us these photos of the heavily-camouflaged SUV near Alice Springs, likely undergoing hot weather testing ahead of its debut later this year. Jeep has previously confirmed plans to test the JL Wrangler in Australia, and told CarAdvice it would be out-and-about early this year, but the company wasn't willing to talk about the Grand Commander...


China continues EV push with extended tax rebate
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China continues EV push with extended tax rebate

China has extended the generous tax rebates offered to hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) buyers until 2020, as part of its prolonged push to encourage their adoption. The tax exemption was originally set to end on December 31, but the Chinese finance ministry has extended it until December 31, 2020 for buyers of plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles – grouped under the "new-energy vehicle" (NEV) banner in the policy...


NIO unveils ES8 SUV with 355km range
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NIO unveils ES8 SUV with 355km range

Chinese manufacturer NIO has unveiled the ES8 SUV, a high-performance rival to the Tesla Model X. With seven seats, the car measures up at more than five metres long and two metres wide, with a wheelbase 'over' three metres. By way of comparison, the Model X measures 5.04 metres long and 2.3 metres wide, with both six- and seven- seat options...


Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships
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Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships

Ford and the Alibaba Group have signed an agreement to explore cooperation opportunities in the areas of connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), mobility services, digital marketing, and online sales...


NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory
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NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially received approval to build the 9-3 EV at a facility in Tianjin, China. The company, which acquired the assets of Saab Automotive in 2012, became the first joint venture company with international backing to be approved for production by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NRDC)...


2018 Lynk & Co 01 review: Prototype drive
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2018 Lynk & Co 01 review: Prototype drive

There’s a depressingly familiar script when it comes to the attempts of China’s native carmakers to expand sales beyond their own borders: big promises, poor delivery and – frequently – a speedy withdrawal to lick wounds. So if your first instinct is to see the Lynk & Co 01 as another no-hoper, that’s understandable...


Lynk & Co plans six-model range, limited private sales
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Lynk & Co plans six-model range, limited private sales

Geely’s new Lynk & Co sub-brand is set for an aggressive launch schedule, meaning there will be at least three different models when exports, including to Australia, begin. The 01 SUV (pictured) has just gone on sale in China, and will be followed in short order by a lower-roofed crossover branded the 02, along with a more conventional three box saloon...


2018 Wey P8 revealed
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2018 Wey P8 revealed

The all-new 2018 Wey P8 has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese company's first plug-in hybrid SUV. Set to go on sale in its home market of China in the first quarter of 2018, the P8 combines a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with electric motors on each axle - making for combined outputs of 250kW and 520Nm...


Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online
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Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online

The upcoming Lynk & Co 02 crossover has leaked online this week, giving us a first look at the third model in the young Chinese company's range. Posted by Britain's Autocar, the 02 will slot below the larger 01 SUV, while sharing the CMA platform co-developed by parent companies Geely and Swedish marque Volvo...


BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE
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BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE

Update (16 October 2017): Great Wall Motor Company has issued a statement in response to rumours of a potential tie-up with BMW. See bottom of article for details. German luxury marque BMW is looking into a business venture with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall to produce electric vehicles, according to a new report...


Jaguar XEL revealed for China ahead of Guangzhou debut
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Jaguar XEL revealed for China ahead of Guangzhou debut

British luxury marque Jaguar has revealed the XEL sedan for the Chinese market, essentially a long-wheelbase version of its medium-sized XE. Only one image of the lengthened sedan has been released thus far, though overseas reports say the XEL sports a 100mm-longer wheelbase than the standard car, giving it a generous 2...


Peugeot Citroen ute due by 2020 with global aim
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Peugeot Citroen ute due by 2020 with global aim

The PSA Group, parent of Peugeot, Citroen and most recently Opel, has announced it will develop an all-new vehicle platform with ChangAn Automobile that will underpin its upcoming one-tonne ute, which will launch "by 2020". In an agreement signed this week, the French and Chinese companies announced they would co-develop a new architecture to be implemented at ChangAn's manufacturing facility in Dingzhou, China, dedicated to light commercial vehicles (LCV)...