Spy Shots: facelifted Tianjin Xiali N3 testing in China
Published on December 26, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Another oldie that refuses to die. This is the facelifted Xiali N3. Xiali is a brand of Tianjin Automobile which is a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW). The full name of this machine of this machine is therefore Tianjin-FAW Xiali N3. The ‘Xiali’ was one of the very first passenger cars available for the general public in China and based on the Daihatsu Charade. It is not a copy, Tianjin Automobile got a license to build it in China under the Xiali-name.
Current Xiali N3. Much rounder, softer lines. Note that the Xiali-logo has been replaced with a FAW-logo. Price of the current car starts at 24.800 yuan and ends at 48.000 yuan, making is the cheapest sedan on sale on the China car market. There are two engines: a 1.0 with 48kw and 89nm and a 1.4 with 63kw and 110nm, both mated to a 5-speed manual. Price for the new car will be about the same, good old engines will continue.