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Guanggi Honda, Honda’s Chinese JV company, launched own brand Li Nian’s first car at Auto Guangzhou 2010. Li Nian is meant to be a China-only brand and its “English name” is Everus. This debut model is called S1 and it’s based on the previous generation Honda City.

We previously posted up official images of the S1’s front and side, without the rear. With this live gallery from Guangzhou we can confirm that there are no big changes to the City’s original rear design. The light cluster shape and design plus a chrome strip are among the differences. The fresh front end looks a bit like the current “Optimus Prime” City to my eyes, especially from the side.

The S1 will go on sale in the first quarter of 2011 with 1.3 and 1.5-litre engines.