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Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year

Chinese sister brands Haval and Great Wall may be minnows in Australia, but the company’s 2016 sales result globally is nothing to sneeze at. According to the company’s figures, it sold more than a million Haval SUVs and Great Wall utes and passenger models last year, the vast majority obviously being in China...

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2017 MG 3 review
Rating: 4.510 /10
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2017 MG 3 review

The 2017 MG 3 falls short of the light car pack in plenty of ways.

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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia
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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia

Chinese car brands have come and gone in Australia for the better part of a decade, though only one — Great Wall Motors — could claim to have gained significant market share so far. With the Australian market more fragmented than ever before, housing more than 60 brands competing for a tick under 1...


China's WM Motor to launch four affordable EVs
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China's WM Motor to launch four affordable EVs

When a brand-new automotive marque pops up and says it will build four affordable electric vehicles aimed at mainstream buyers, you could be forgiven for taking the claims with a grain of salt. But perhaps don't dismiss WM Motor so quickly... The Chinese brand is headed by former Geely executive Freeman Shen, an enterprising businessman who told Reuters recently that he thinks his brand, WM Motor, can offer buyers a different kind of electric car...


Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear
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Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear

The Haval H2s has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, possibly previewing a pending update for the Chinese brand's smallest model. Described by the company as a 'small premium SUV', the H2s looks much sharper and more upmarket than the current H2, thanks to its more slender headlights and front grille, somewhat similar to the larger H6 (known as the H6 Coupe in China)...


NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever
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NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever

Chinese Formula E contender, NextEV, has launched its NIO electric car brand along with the EP9 - the fastest electric car in the world. Launched at an event in London, the NIO EP9 is powered by four electric motors producing a combined output of 1-MegaWatt (like the Koenigsegg One:1), or 1000kW (1360hp) and 1480Nm of torque from 0rpm...


Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models
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Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models

The Buick Velite plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou motor show. Serving as a template for future vehicles under the company's 'Buick Blue' new energy strategy, the Velite concept is a swoopy-styled crossover and previews an upcoming PHEV model from the American brand...


LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia
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LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia

The all-electric LDV e-G10 has been unveiled over the weekend at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese manufacturer's latest model in its expanding line-up. Powered by a 75kW/380Nm electric motor, the LDV e-G10 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 14 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150km/h...


Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet
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Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet

Chinese car maker Great Wall, parent company of SUV brand Haval, has just lifted the wraps off its new luxury-focused SUV brand named WEY. Named after the company's chairman, Wei Jianjun, WEY will be aimed primarily at cashed-up young buyers in China when it launches in its home market in the second quarter of next year...


Land Wind E33 spied ahead of Guangzhou show
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Land Wind E33 spied ahead of Guangzhou show

The Land Wind E33 concept has been spied ahead of its debut at the Guangzhou motor show this week, and it looks somewhat original - almost. Unlike the controversial company's earlier model, the X7, which was basically a carbon copy of the Range Rover Evoque, the E33 is far more original - though its design is still 'inspired' by other cars already on sale...


Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”
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Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”

The Lynk & Co 01 has been revealed, making it the first model to be born from the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) project that Chinese car maker Geely has developed with its Swedish subsidiary, Volvo. Officially launched in Berlin overnight, the 01 is pitched as a premium offering to “address the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation”...


Geely's Lynk & Co previews first model, launching October 20 - video
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Geely's Lynk & Co previews first model, launching October 20 - video

Chinese company Geely has released another teaser for its upcoming Lynk & Co sub-brand, this time previewing its first model. In the new video, it appears the company’s first offering will be an SUV, in line with a report by the UK’s Autocar this week...


2017 Haval H6 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Haval H6 Review

The Haval H6 is the Chinese company's most competitive offer yet...

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SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia
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SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia

The largest automotive company in China, SAIC Motor, has announced it has established an Australian subsidiary that represents "a vital opportunity in strengthening connections and cooperation between the Australian and Chinese automotive industries"...


Chinese Tesla rival announces $2.3 billion factory, electric entertainment complex
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Chinese Tesla rival announces $2.3 billion factory, electric entertainment complex

LeEco, the Chinese tech company that is partnering with Aston Martin to produce the RapidE EV, has announced its plans to build a $2.3 billion factory for its upcoming LeeSee electric sedan. The South China Morning Post reported this week that the company’s new manufacturing facility will be built in Deqing county, located in the Zhejiang province in China, which is just over two hours south-west of Shanghai by car...


Chinese media outlets slam Transit Elevated Bus “scam” - report
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Chinese media outlets slam Transit Elevated Bus “scam” - report

China’s Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) became a reality last week - or did it? New reports with local media claim the futuristic ‘straddling bus’ is little more than a money-making scam. After taking the internet by storm in May, the TEB pilot project was ‘launched’ just last week, however the Chinese media isn’t buying the concept...


China's giant "transit elevated bus" just went real
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China's giant "transit elevated bus" just went real

China's Transit Explore Bus (TEB) has launched the pilot project of its road-straddling ‘Transit Elevated Bus’ in Qinhuangdao this week. After revealing the ambitious ‘Land Airbus’ concept as a scale model back in May, TEB has produced a full-scale prototype which has begun its pilot run in the coastal Chinese city about 300 kilometres east of Beijing...


Mitsubishi Lancer gets full-body ‘Dynamic Shield’ makeover - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Lancer gets full-body ‘Dynamic Shield’ makeover - UPDATE

Update - An earlier version of this article said a spokesperson from Mitsubishi Australia confirmed this facelifted model is reserved for the Chinese market, however no official announcement has been made. See bottom of article for details. The Mitsubishi Lancer has been given a significant facelift for the Chinese market, sporting a new chrome-heavy face inspired by the latest offerings in the company's wider range...


2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed
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2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed

The highly-anticipated 2017 BMW 1 Series sedan has been revealed today, entering the German car maker's range as a clear rival to Audi's A3 sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The 1 Series sedan has been spied a number of times over the past two years, and last year's 'Concept Compact Sedan' show car - revealed at the Auto Guangzhou event in China - offered the first clear look at what was to come...


Bentley Mulsanne could go electric to satisfy regional demand - report
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Bentley Mulsanne could go electric to satisfy regional demand - report

The Bentley Mulsanne could soon swap its twin-turbo V8 for an all-electric powertrain, according to a new report out of the UK. With a push for stricter emissions regulations coming from countries like China - comfortably one of Bentley’s largest markets - the exclusive British car maker may be compelled to leap forward with an all-electric Mulsanne...