Tag: Beijing

Formula-e Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix

Formula-e Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix

Although it was Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) who had started from clinched pole position for the inaugural Formula-e Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix, Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas di Grassi stole victory in the event after Prost and Nick Heidfeld crashed in a last corner battle for the lead. Heidfeld walked away unscathed […]

QNEWS: Bentley Hybrid Concept

QNEWS: Bentley Hybrid Concept

Bentley is envisioning a powerful and even more efficient future with the Bentley Hybrid Concept – a technology showcase that previews the carmaker’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of an all-new SUV available in 2017. “There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true […]

FIRST DRIVE: BENTLEY FLYING SPUR

FIRST DRIVE: BENTLEY FLYING SPUR

CHINA probably isn’t the first place that would spring to mind when choosing a suitable location for the launch of a brand new and very important car. Out in the sticks asphalt roads turn to gravel for no apparent reason, while in cities like Beijing congestion is something that happens […]

AMG opens first store – in China

AMG opens first store – in China

Until recently, AMG – the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz – has sold its products and accessories through 195 Mercedes-Benz dealerships around the world. Now the division has its own store – the first one in the world – and it’s in China. Also known as an AMG Performance Centre (like […]

Auto China 2012

Auto China 2012

China has had an auto industry for a long time but back in the dark old days before Deng Xiao Ping introduced a socialist market economy, advancement was virtually nil as everything was state-controlled. There was no competition and in any case, few consumers could afford to buy a car. […]

Auto China 2012 (Part 2)

Auto China 2012 (Part 2)

Malaysians know Changan for its small MPV and hatchback but in China, it has a wider range of models. This is the Raeton, its biggest sedan which will soon go on sale.   The Viaggio, styled in Italy, will be the first product of the joint-venture between Fiat and GAC […]

The Girls of Auto China 2012

The Girls of Auto China 2012

Auto China is fast becoming one of the biggest international motor shows on the world circuit. For 2012, it was Beijing’s turn to be the host city (it alternates with Shanghai on a yearly basis) and they pulled out all the stops with nine huge halls filled with exhibits and […]

GWM Haval E

GWM Haval E

Great Wall Motor (GWM) has been the SUV segment leader in China since 2003 (and No.1 in the pick-up segment since 1999) and today has a range of SUVs under the Haval line. So it’s not surprising that the company has also taken the lead in developing an environment-friendly SUV […]