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History: the Wuling LZW6370A minivan from China

Published on January 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Wuling LZW6370A minivan

This old beauty is the Wuling LZW6370 minivan, made from 1998 until 2003 by Liuzhou Wuling, a car-maker from the great city of Liuzhou in Guangzi Province. The LZW6370 was born way before the founding in 2002 of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture which is now the biggest minivan maker in China.

Wuling LZW6370A minivan

Power came from a ‘476Q’ 1.3 liter 4-cylinder engine with 54kw and 101nm mated to a five-speed manual. Top speed was a claimed 125km/h. Size: 3880/1560/1860, wheelbase was 2080mm. Not an extremely small car and an even better deal when you looked at the price, in 2000 the basic LZW6370A cost only 60.000 yuan. Price could go up to 70.000 when you got hot on the option list which included a radio-cassette player, alloy wheels, central locking and fog lights.

Wuling LZW6370A minivan

These day there aren’t many LZW6370A’s around anymore, but sometimes they suddenly pop up on second-hand markets in the countryside. They have been long banned in the big cities because their engines were far too dirty, in the countryside nobody cares about anything dirty…

Wuling LZW6370A minivan

Dash almost futuristic in design, typical ’90’s style.

There was also a pickup called LZW6370Ei.

Via: China2CarOnlineUsedCar, HX2car.

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  1. dragin- January 26, 2012 Reply

    Wuling, doing what it does best, making vans, and now reaping the unimagined fruits of its specialty.
    On the flip side BAW….

  2. Hakan- April 25, 2012 Reply

    The design is the same as the Indonesian Daihatsu Zebra.

  3. charles- August 12, 2012 Reply

    It was originaly the Dihatsu Hi-jet.so long ago i hate to admit it.

    1. Zhuang- November 15, 2014 Reply

      Indeed, it is in fact identical to the Daihastu Hijet or in fact a Daihatsu zebra in Asia as seen here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daihatsu_Zebra_Espass.jpg

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