By on September 2, 2012

We continue our coverage of the 15th Chengdu Motor Show, brought to you courtesy of China coverer extraordinaire Tycho de Feyter of Carnewschina.

The BMW M6 Coupe, decked out in China’s national color,  was launched today on the China auto market during the Chengdu Auto Show. There is only one, priced at a rather sick 2.33 million yuan, or 367.000 USD. Not cheap indeed and most of da money goes directly to the Chinese tax office. Big engined cars are taxed up to 40% of value in China. But no matter, the M6 Coupe is worth it, just for that brilliant 4.4 twin-turbo V8 with 550hp and 680nm.“

Of course, there are the female product specialists of the Chengdu Motor Show. They bring them out en masse on the second press day. Warning: If you are offended by insufficiently dressed Asian females with garters, DO NOT click the jump. We promise it won’t be a picture of big – ears.

This product specialist distracts pleasantly from the recently facelifted Citroen C4. Says a culturally adept Tycho: “She is very pretty and very hot. She seems to be from China’s Deep South or some kind of mix, maybe French-Chinese… Whatever her roots, she knows how to sell a car.” And that’s all that matters, no? Buy why dotted panties?

All right, here is another picture, just in case someone thought of arresting her for pubic indecency.

The face of this product specialist, employed by Kia to rep the Sorento, is a bit out of focus. Most likely because the photographer’s lens focused on what would be called a wardrobe malfuction in the West. In the Wild East, I’d call that intentional, albeit unusual. When too much flesh was showing at the Beijing Auto Show, the organizers received an official reprimand. Chengdu did not get the memo, it seems. Or the reprimand will come after the show, like in Beijing.

This is the FAW-VW Magotan Alltrack. The China version of the EU Passat Alltrack edition. Getting complicated. According to Tycho, its “price starts at 361,800 yuan and ends at 412,100 yuan.” That’s $57,000 to $65,000 to you. ”Only available engine is the 2.0 TSI.  The Alltrack will be imported into China just like the Magotan Wagon it is based on.  Even more complicated: The importing of cars from the panoply of Volkswagen brands usually is handled by VW’s China import arm, which has its own network of some 100 dealers. Now FAW imports VWs?

BMW has launched the new 520Li and 525Li on the China auto market during the Chengdu auto Show, both are powered by a 2.0 four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The 520Li comes with 184hp and 270nm, the 525Li with 218hp and 310nm. This is the first time the China-made BMW 5Li is available with four-cylinder engines, the 5Li is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Price for the 520Li starts at 428,600 yuan ($67,500), price for the 525Li at 459,600 yuan ($72,400).” 

 

The Volkswagen Polo GTI debuted today at the Chengdu Auto Show, it will be launched on the China auto market on September 13. It is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. It looks the same as the European GTI, but is has a very different engine. The European Polo GTI comes with a decent 180hp 1.4 TSI, the Chinese Polo GTI will have to do with a 131hp 1.4 turbo.”

But where are the Chinese brands? Oh, here they are.

Says Tycho: “This is the Yema B60X SUV Concept, a preview of a new Yema vehicle that is one size bigger than all weird cars they make today. Yema’s entire current line-up is based on the ancient-ancient Austin Maestro platform and as far as we know they don’t have anything bigger yet. The B60X is therefore strictly a concept for now, design-wise again an interesting mix of many different cars. The head lights however seem original; good work!

A MPV debuted today at the Chengdu Auto Show in China, it is called the ‘A-MPV’ and it is made by the madmen of Sichuan Yema Automotive, who always manage to surprise in their home-base Chengdu. And yes, Yema wins this year’s prize for best named vehicle of the show! Congrats to Yema there. The A-MPV looks a lot like the Mazda 5 MPV but it is slightly smaller.”

Alright, more “Chinese” brands: “The new Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia R50 debuted today at the Chengdu Auto Show in China. Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, aimed at making cheap cars and cheap electric cars. The R50 is the second Venucia after the Venucia D50, which was launched in early May and is based on the old Nissan Tiida sedan, the R50 is based on the old Tiida hatchback.”

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19 Comments on “More Pictures From The Chengdu Motor Show. Some NSFW, But Thou Shallt Not Work On Sunday...”


  • avatar
    OldandSlow

    Bertel – I’m probably not alone, but I had to look up Chengdu on Google maps to figure out where exactly it is located.

    It definitely is “a Long Way to Tipperary” and Eastern China for anyone residing in Chengdu.

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    I was hoping for more NSFW girls although that one is pretty dang skinny. I’m not sure one of the more advanced airbag systems (the ones that can sense when someone is in the seat or not) would even register her presence.

    • 0 avatar
      Guildenstern

      What’s sad is that in a lot of China, people are that skinny, and it’s not by choice.

      Keep being Scum you red commie bastards.

      • 0 avatar

        I have a Chinese girlfriend was a ShanDong girl living in Shanghai – we were both in Fu Dan University.

        The first time I visited her dorm room, she offered me a drink. When I said “yes” – she brings me a cup of boiling HOT WATER. No tea, no soda… sI do the proper thing and say: “Thank you – this is the best boiling hot water ever”

        Chinese girls walk alot, eat very little and their environments are really rough over there. That model in the picture doesn’t look odd at all.

        As for “communism” the Chinese are far from it. It’s the North Koreans that are screwed.

      • 0 avatar
        strafer

        What’s even sadder is that Americans used to be that skinny.
        I remember when large fries and soda were smaller than current small fries and soda.
        And we used to make fun of girls with bubble butt.

      • 0 avatar
        epc

        My girlfriend in China once had an apartment that’s on the 7th floor. No elevator. She bounced up and down the stairs several times a day (morning, evening, lunch, errands, etc, you get the picture), and thought nothing of it.

        The first time I followed her home, I tried keeping up with her climbing the stairs. I failed.

        In another occasion, I took my boss to tour a Chinese factory. 5 stories. We were to start the tour from the top floor (where the incoming warehouse was; the production process went downward with the shipping dock on the ground floor). After climbing 3 floors, we were seriously concerned that the boss was going to keel over. He looked that bad. We took the cargo elevator to complete the journey up the last 2 floors.

        The ubiquity of elevators, escalators and clothes dryers in North America is pretty much unrivaled anywhere else in the world.

      • 0 avatar
        Sam P

        ” What’s sad is that in a lot of China, people are that skinny, and it’s not by choice.”

        You mean North Korea.

        Chinese people don’t lack for food; visit Beijing or Shanghai or even a third tier city like Wuhan or Hefei and you’ll see plenty of people who would be “slightly overweight” by Western standards.

      • 0 avatar
        C1JXw651

        Those are perfect model figures. The average Chinese is slimmer than you fat Americans mainly because of their diet which consists of plenty of vegetables unlike the American one which seems to can’t do without thick cream. Chinese people in the big cities have a higher life expectancy than the average Americans despite the pollution Americans love to mock about. But things are changing slightly thanks to the American fast food flourishing there.
        So get off the commie backs, you brainwashed a$$hole.

    • 0 avatar
      PrincipalDan

      epc… that would also mean that the person should have decent muscle definition. The first model (now that Bertel has added another picture) simply looks malnourished.

      The 2nd one (in pink) looks a little healthier given that her arms aren’t scary skinny but then who knows if the chest is real?

    • 0 avatar
      el scotto

      “Knocking me out with her American thighs”. Yep, women come in different shapes, sizes, and colors all around the world.

  • avatar
    european

    @Guildenstern

    oh yes! noone can be as exceptional as the americ*nts.

    at least you have the freedom to eat as much sh*t as you want, dont ya? of course, the rest of the world hates you for that!!!

    a fine example of an average americ*nt:

    http://philip.greenspun.com/images/20091213-epcot/obese-woman-eating-ice-cream-2.3.jpg

  • avatar
    Kevin Jaeger

    It goes to show you just how far behind the times China still is. We haven’t had booth babes of that quality at a car show in decades.

    We haven’t had women as slender as theirs in decades, either, for that matter.

    • 0 avatar
      Syke

      Only goes to show, there are some real advantages for being culturally backwards. Unfortunately, they’ll probably catch up shortly.

      And yeah, those women definitely have an American 70’s look about their physique.

  • avatar
    Sam P

    I’ll take the Passat Alltrac. Without Chinese import taxes and local markups, it’d probably be $30-40k USD here, given what the CC sells for.

  • avatar
    -Cole-

    I’m certain Sakhir Orange is not China’s national color.

  • avatar
    skor

    The model in the black dress is a dude.


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