Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lifan LF 6450 will go into production by August 2010. The LF 6450 model is equipped with a 1,6-liter or 1,8-liter petrol engine and 4x2 or 4x4 drive.

The Lifan 620 EV is the new electric version of 620 sedan, which has been in production since 2008. This model is equipped with a 64-hp electric motor (speed 100 km/h, range 200 km) and will go into mass production at the end of 2010 (pre-production since April 2010).

Presented for the first time as a prototype in July 2009, the seven-person minivan Lifan CA02 has been produced since March of 2010 (pre-production since October 2009), under the name Lifan Fengshun LF 6400 (for export Lifan Foison). This model is equipped with a 1,3-liter / 92-hp or 1,35-liter / 88-hp engine.

Beijing '08 Preview: Roewe 550 sedan spied at commercial shoot

SAIC's Rowe brand (nee Rover) is set to formally unveil its new 550 sedan in Beijing next month. The sedan's styling is very mainstream save for its unfortunate front fascia.

Geely KingKong let loose on unsuspecting Chinese public

From the desk of our Chinese affiliate comes word that Geely has unveiled the KingKong, a compact sedan with apparently mighty aspirations. The newest Geely model will be available with 1.5L, 1.6L and 1.8L DOHC, 16-valve engines, all of which were developed in-house by Geely and meet European emissions standards. The KingKong will be available in Sky Blue, Silk Silver, Snow Mountain White and, of course, Chinese Red.

The rather ironic name has two meanings in the car's native tongue. Taken literally in Chinese it means "steel concrete" but could also be interpreted as "strong" because of its connection with Hollywood's most famous giant gorilla. In our own play money the KingKong would cost around $8,350. Around Autoblog Towers, at least one staffer thinks that KingKong has a certain Aura (*cough*) about it... what do you think?

Check out a full gallery of KingKong pics after the jump...