New spy shots of the Beijing Auto Works Huansu S2, a new mini SUV that will be launched on the China car market in early 2014, debut os expected for the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Beijing Auto Works Huansu S2, also known as the Beijing Auto SC20, will cost about 70.000 yuan. Huansu is best translated as ‘Magic Speed’.
The government-forced consolidation in the Chinese auto industry continues. The Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC), owned by the Beijing government, buys 70% of Jiangxi Changhe Auto (web), owned by the Jiangxi provincial government, which keeps the remaining 30%. BAIC pays a mere 80 million yuan ($13 million), which indicates Changhe Auto is worth less than its assets.
Changhe Auto has a joint venture with Suzuki, sells Suzuki-developed vehicles under its own name, and makes mini vans. The move aims to help revive the manufacturer of small vehicles after four years’ cooperation with another auto giant, Chang’an Automobile Group, failed to boost its growth.
This is the final-final-final production version of the Beijing Auto BJ40, it debuted today on the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show. The Beijing Auto BJ40 has been under development for the best of four years but it will finally launch on the China car market on December 28. Price will start around 130.000 yuan and end around 200.000 yuan.
Daimler AG has completed to purchase of 12% of BAIC Motor, the passenger car unit of Beijing Automotive Corporation (BAIC). The two companies also agreed that BAIC will increase its stake in the Beijing-Benz joint venture by 1 percent to 51 percent to consolidate the joint venture within BAIC ahead of its IPO. At the same time, Daimler will increase its share in the newly integrated sales joint venture Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co by 1 percent to 51 percent.
This is the final-final and very real production version of the Beijing Auto BJ40, formerly known as Beijing Auto B40. The sporty SUV was delayed many a times but Beijing Auto got her ready now. The Beijing Auto BJ40 will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show next week and it will be launched on the China car market on December 28.
Very clean spy shots of the Beijing Auto C50E, showing the new compact sedan in the highlands of Qinghai Province for altitude testing. The Beijing Auto C50E will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show, and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of 2014. The C50E will be the second car under the Shenbao/Senova brand after the Shenbao D-Series that was launched in May.
New spy shots of the Beijing Auto B80, seen here on a parking lot at the Beijing Auto factory in Beijing. The B80 is a new all-terrain vehicle developed primarily for the armed forces but there will be a civilian version as well. Design is an interesting mix between Jeep, Hummer, and most notably the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto C60 sedan. The C60 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014 and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of next year under the Shenbao/Senova brand, it will be positioned between the upcoming C50E/A150 and the Shenbao D-Series.
The Beijing Auto Weiwang M20 mini MPV has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 46.800 yuan and ends at 63.800 yuan. The Weiwang M20 will compete with fine cars such as the Changan Ounuo and the Wuling Hongguang, tapping into a fast growing market for affordable people carriers.
New spy shots showing the Foton U201 SUV all-naked in China, proving the bug SUV does indeed come with a big chromed grille. The Foton U201 is a new mid-size SUV based on the Foton Tunland pickup truck. The U201 is expected to debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014. Price will start around 130.000 yuan.