Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Weiwang mini MPV testing in China
Published on March 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of upcoming Beijing Auto Weiwang MPV. Weiwang is a brand under Beijing Auto, it was launched in March 2010 and makes commercial minivans. This new MPV will be Weiwang’s first passenger car, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first half of this year.
It is about the same size, and has some of the same looks, as the Wuling Honghuang MPV. The Beijing Weiwang measures The 306 measures 4030x1636x1907, wheelbase is 2700. Engines: 1.3 and 1.5. Price will start around 65.000 yuan.
The Weiwang MPV will be produced by Beijing Auto in Beijing and by Beiqi Yinxiang Automobile. The latter is a new joint venture from Beijing Auto (Beiqi) and the Yinxiang Motorcycle Group from Chongqing. The joint venture will also make the Beijing Auto SC20 mini SUV.
The market for mini-MPV’s is growing fast in China, bought mostly by buyers in the vast countryside who used to drive a minivan and want something more luxurious. The mini-MPV’s are also becoming more popular in the cities, especially among young families who consider the mini-MPV a more practical car than a small sedan for the same money. Many Chinese car buyers are working on similar vehicles, including Dongfeng and Brilliance.
Beijing Auto logo. Manual gearbox.