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China Car History: the stretched Chery Fengyun limousine

Published on May 1, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery Fengyun limousine

It is still May-day holiday in China, the Beijing Auto Show is still ongoing so there ain’t much new news. Time so for China Car History! And a very special car we have. This is the mighty Chery Fengyun limousine, a stretched version of the very mundane Chery Fengyun sedan which was based on the ancient Seat Toledo.

Chery Fengyun limousine

The Fengyun limousine was stretched by 20 centimeters around the B-pillar. All extra space went to passengers in the back. The limo was made from 2001 until 2006 when the Fengyun was replaced by the Qiyun.How many limousines were made is not sure but a quick search on the web learned many are still around.

Chery Fengyun limousine

Chery bought the production line for the Seat Toledo in 1998 when production ended in Spain. The whole line was shipped to China and production of the Fengyun started in 1999. Production of the Qiyun, basically a facelifted Fengyun, continues until today.

Chery Fengyun limousine

Power for the stretched Fengyun came from the same engine as the standard Fengyun, a 1.6 four-cylinder with 87 hp. Top speed for the standard car was 154 km/h, the limo was likely slightly slower. Length of the standard cars: 4393, limousine: 4413.

Chery Fengyun limousine

The executive’s dream. Driver not too unhappy either.

Chery Fengyun limousine

Chery Fengyun limousine

Silver decoration above the wheel arches make limousine even more limousine-like.

Chery Fengyun limousine

One Fengyun limousine lost in a bad neighborhood.

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  1. KnutZen- May 2, 2012 Reply

    Whenever I see I something “old” from europe in China, I get upset. I remember the old Santana as Taxi’s in Bejing 15 years ago. Old shit from Europe.
    Still a few European, Amercian, Japanese and Korean producers dump their old leftover in China. But thanks to the will and skill of the Chineses it may well become the “western” producers big surprise when the Chinese take over the lead in world wide autoproduction. Well, they are already the biggest, but wait til the y enter Europe i.e. – for real. Thy have still some left to develope and understand. But it will happen. I bet on Chinese car stocks. 🙂
    So what does the Greek god say? Nemesis. And well deserved.

  2. cjcz92- May 2, 2012 Reply

    It took the Japanese 30 yrs to gain respect, the Koreans 15 yrs. Maybe the Chinese can do it in simlar time but as of now the Chinese manufacturers are jokes. Their cars are crappy imitations. If they don’t start trying to be unique and get rid of their inflated market they will not get anywhere. They may make it to Eastern Europe and maybe compete with Proton and Perodua as far west as the UK but they won’t reach the US this decade. I highly doubt it.

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