New Volksvagen Passat Lingyu Revealed at Shanghai Auto Show

24 04 2009

Volkswagen together with Chinese venture partner FAW has revealed the new Volkswagen Passat Lingyu. Aiming to become the new B-segment ruler in one of the world’s principal markets, the manufacturers introduced several revisions to the absolute-wheelbase Passat.

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The new Passat Lingyu has a wheelbase that is actually 9.1 centimeters longer than the regular Passat, gift more rear freedom, but without making the car feel as though it is massive. Thus, the troupe says, the car is a good wealth when being chauffeured, or, when winning it out for an outing. Making it more enjoyable are the reworked engines now being used. The corrupt 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo gets a bump in horsepower to 163, up from 150. At the same time, engineers were able to lower fuel consumption by near 10%, using 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 km.

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New Geely GE Limo is Rolls-Royce Phantom Clone?!

30 03 2009

Geely has revealed photos of the new “Phantom clone” for the Chinese market called GE limo. The 17.5-foot long executive mover comes loaded for bear, with isolation glass and wool carpet just like a real Rolls-Royce. This and others auto-clones we should be expecting to see at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show that runs from April 20.

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Among the throng of new cars and concept studies that Geely is preparing to pass to Shanghai is the GE, a tender for a high-end limousine that looks like the outcome of a 10-year-old scheming a Rolls-Royce Phantom. According to the Chinese site, when compared to the Phantom, the Geely GE “gives the very same feeling of luxury.”  However, distinct the British luxury vehicle, the 5.3-meter long GE does not get suicide rear doors while unusually enough, the car’s interior has a 2+1 places arrangement, with the rear passenger receiving the noble healing.

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