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Spy Shots: Foton U201 SUV losing some camo in China

July 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Foton U201 SUV losing some camo in China

New spy shots showing the upcoming Foton U201 SUV. The new SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market late this year, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. The U201 is based on the Foton Tunland pickup truck but will be positioned higher upmarket, priced will start around 130.000 yuan.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is almost Naked in China

July 25, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is almost Naked in China

The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Beijing Auto C50E, seen here almost naked in China, bar some camouflage on the bumpers. 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.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B80 testing in Black in China

July 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B80 testing in Black in China

New spy shots showing the Beijing Auto B80 testing in China, looking very impressive in black. This is the civilian version which will be called B80V, the military version will be called B80VJ. The B80 is based on the same platform as the Beijing Auto Works Knight S12 which is basically a rebadged Beijing-Jeep Cherokee XJ. The B80 is expected to debut on the April 2013 Beijing Auto Show.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B80 testing in China

July 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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New spy shots showing the upcoming Beijing Auto B80 testing in China. Beijing Auto will make two variants: the B80VJ for the Chinese army and the B80V for the civilian market. The B80 is based on the same platform as the Beijing Auto Works Knight S12 which is basically a rebadged Beijing-Jeep Cherokee XJ. The B80 is expected to debut on the April 2013 Beijing Auto Show.

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China’s BAIC wants to buy Fisker Automotive

July 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

China's BAIC wants to buy Fisker Automotive

China’s state-media are reporting in a very positive way about BAIC wanting to buy Fisker. The positive reporting indicates that state-owned BAIC has obtained permission by the Chinese government to make the move.

The Chinese government wants more electric vehicles on the road, preferably made by Chinese companies. BAIC is one of the biggest automotive conglomerates in China, but yet without any EV in production. The article says buying Fisker would be “a worthwhile shortcut” to obtain technology.

ChinaDaily reports:

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Patent Applied: facelift for the Foton Midi in China

July 1, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Patent Applied: facelift for the Foton Midi in China

Foton has applied for patent on a facelift for the Foton Mini MPV in China. Foton is a subsidiary of Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC), focused on commercial vehicles. The facelifted Midi will be launched on the Chinese car market before the end of this year. The facelift included a new grille with a fat chrome bar, new headlights, a new front bumper, and some smaller changes at the back.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X testing in China

June 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X testing in China

The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV testing in China. The C51X is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-3, just like the upcoming Beijing Auto C60F. The Beijing Auto C51X debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the production version is expected to debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E seen testing in China

June 24, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E seen testing in China

New spy shots of the Beijing Auto C50E testing in China. 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, the production car is expected to debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Read more »

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Renderings of the Beijing Auto Weiwang SC20 SUV

June 24, 2013 by Joey Wang

Renderings of the Beijing Auto Weiwang SC20 SUV

Beijing Auto has released the first renderings of the upcoming Beijing Auto Weiwang SC20 SUV. Weiwang is a minivan-brand under Beijing Auto. The SC20 will be launched on the Chinese car market before the end of this year, debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September.

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Beijing-Jeep Cherokee is a pickup truck in China

June 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing-Jeep Cherokee is a pickup truck in China

A very coolio Beijing-Jeep Cherokee pickup truck, seen in a kinda strange street in a faraway suburb in east Beijing. The vehicle looked fantastic and very home-made, clearly the work of a big chainsaw and a hard hammer! But no matter, its the result that counts…

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