Archive for the ‘Beijing Auto (BAIC)’ Category
Published on May 16, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A very law-enforcement Beijing-Jeep Grand Cherokee, seen on the parking lot of the Cipate police equipment show in Beijing. The Beijing police still uses a many Cherokee’s, mostly for ferrying around high ranking coppers. The Grand Cherokee was made in China from 2005 until 2008 by the Beijing-Jeep joint venture.
Published on May 16, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy shots of a a very naked and very dusty Beijing Auto C50E, seen testing near the factory in Beijing. The C50E is a new mid-size sedan that will be sold under the Shenbao/Senova brand, it will be positioned under the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
Published on May 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The very first spy shots of the new Beijing Auto C50E naked in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. The C50E is a new mid-size sedan that will be positioned under the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. Read more »
Published on May 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series was finally launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 215.800 yuan. On pics an early bird I met last week in a street not far from my home in Beijing. Biggest surprise: the Beijing Auto-developed 1.8 turbo is immediately available, earlier on we heard it would become available only late this year.
The Shenbao D-Series is based on the first-generation Saab 9-5, Beijing Auto bought the rights to the first generation Saab 9-3 and 9-5 in 2009 from General Motors, by then the owner of Saab. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo engines. Buyers can choose between a traditional grille with four bars or the slightly more sporty 2-bar combination.
Published on May 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Beijing Auto has released the first official pictures of the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series, which will be launched on the Chinese car market on May 11. The Shenbao D-Series, formerly known as the Beijing Auto C70G, is a sleek looking sporty sedan based on the first generation Saab 9-5. Price will range from 165.800 yuan to 235.800 yuan.
Published on May 3, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Beijing Auto E-series sedan has been launched, with some delay, on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 87.800 yuan. The Beijing Auto E-series sedan is based on the E-series hatchback that hit the market in March 2012.
Published on April 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series will be launched on the Chinese car market on May 11. The Shenbao D-Series, formerly known as the Beijing Auto C70G, is a sleek looking sporty sedan based on the old Saab 9-5. Price will range from 165.800 yuan to 235.800 yuan. The Shenbao got a decent English name as well: Senova.
Published on April 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Beijing Auto was expected to show the final-final final production version of the Shenbao D-Series on the Shanghai Auto Show. They didn’t. But they did show a very sleek & sporty matte black example with some carbon fiber bits, and with a very curious name…
Published on April 21, 2013 by Joey Wang
The beautiful Beijing Auto Concept 900 concept was launched on the Shanghai Auto Show, previewing a future full-size sedan. The Beijing Auto Concept 900 is an evolution of the Beijing Auto C90L concept that debuted on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Back in February we heard that the B90L/Concept 900 will see production in 2014, based on platform of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class that is made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture.
Published on April 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto Concept 500 concept debuted today on the Shanghai Auto Show. The concept, which didn’t seem much more than a mock-up, is a retro-design experiment inspired by the classic Beijing BJ212. Beijing Auto didn’t see whether the Concept 500 will ever see production.
At the same time Beijing Auto is also still working on two never-ending projects that just can’t make it to the market; the Beijing Auto B40 and the Beijing Auto B80, and than we still have the Beijing Auto Zhanqi and the Beijing Auto B70. Must be busy @ Beijing Auto, fortunately they had a little time left to make a crazy concept!