Beijing Auto 007 SUV in Red

Published on February 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

What a difference color can make. So far we’ve seen the Beijing Auto 007 SUV only in silver an thought it no great looker. In bright red though things improve, slightly. The 007 was listed earlier this month but I haven’t seen one on the road yet.

Price starts at 89.800 yuan and end at 128.000 yuan. Two engines: 2.0 with 121hp and 176nm and a 2.4 with 142hp and 217nm. Both engines mated to a 5-speed manual, no automatic available yet. Size: 4595×1828×1804, wheelbase is 2600.

The 007 is actually branded as BAW, Beijing Auto Works, just like the S12. BAW is a brand from BAIC, Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation. ‘Beijing Auto’ is another brand from BAIC, they bought the old Saabs and make the Benz B-copy. These names are confusing indeed and so most Chinese just call the company with all of its products and brands simply ‘BeiQi’, an abbreviation of Beijing Qiche which means Beijing Auto.

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