Spy shots showing a new Foton mid-size pickup truck testing in China. The new truck will be launched on the China car market sometime next year. The new pickup truck is squarely aimed at the successful Great Wall Wingle 5 pickup truck, which finds buyers down country and down town alike, and even more so with the recently launched ‘European Edition‘.
Spy shots showing the new Beijing Auto C50E without any camouflage 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. Debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, price will start around 70.000 yuan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.