Published on January 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is a Jeep Cherokee, but not exactly. This is the Beijing Auto Leichi, made by Beijing Auto Works from 2003 until 2008. Beijing Auto Works is a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC). The Leichi, meaning ‘Thunder Gallop’, was based on the very real Jeep Cherokee that was made in China from 1984 until 2009 by Beijing-Jeep, a joint venture between BAIC and AMC/Chrysler.
Published on January 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The best spy shots so far of the new full-size SUV from Foton. The vehicle, code named U201, will be launched on the Chinese auto market later this year, priced from 130.000 to 170.000 yuan. The U201 is based on the Foton Tunland pickup truck but will be positioned higher upmarket.
Published on January 18, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first spy shots of the production version of the Beijing Auto C51X SUV testing in China. The C51 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April last year. Interestingly, Chinese media say the C51X is based on the platform of the… Shanghai-Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. Since neither Shanghai Auto nor Volkswagen would ever sell the platform to Beijing Auto we must assume they managed to copy it somehow.
Published on January 8, 2013 by Joey Wang
Well, there we go again and we are not surprised. Back in December we heard the the Beijing Auto B40 was going to hit the market in February. Earlier this month we heard it was delayed until ‘H1′ and now we got an insider telling Chinese media that the B40 will be launched in August, which is very much H2.
The insider also said that trial production has started and some 50 cars have been made. He managed to sneak into the factory to take a bunch of pics of one of those vehicles.
Published on January 7, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Beijing Auto SC20 SUV. The SC20, a code name, will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. There will be a version for five passengers and a stretched variant for seven.
Published on January 4, 2013 by Joey Wang
New spy shots from the upcoming big Foton SUV. The vehicle was caught on a freezing night in Beijing and loox like it feels cold! Very well possible without a proper front, it was -15 Celsius last night… The SUV is code named U201 and will be launched on the Chinese auto market next year.
Published on January 3, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Bad news again for those dreaming about buying a Beijing Auto B40. They will have to keep dreaming for bit longer. In December we heard the B40 was scheduled to be launched in February, after much delay. But it ain’t going to happen. New reports in Chinese media indicate the B40 will be launched “in the first half of this year”. Another delay indeed but we have a few new pics of what seems to be a pre-production B40 to keep the dreaming going! Read more »
Published on December 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The final-final production version of the Beijing Auto C70G debuted last month on the Guangzhou Auto Show, where it was called Beijing Auto Shenbao D320. The name led to confusion because it didn’t seem to make any sense. Beijing Auto is apparently confused as well and comes yet again with new names, see below. The Guangzhou-car had a new grille, this white vehicle however got the ‘old’ grille again. Beijing Auto will apparently use both, the old grille for the cheaper versions and the new grille for the expensive version.
Published on December 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Beijing Auto C50E, a new medium sized sedan that will be launched on the Chinese car market next year. Debut is expected for the April 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The Beijing Auto C50A will be powered by a 1.5 turbo with 172hp and 262nm, mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.
Published on December 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Beijing Auto B40 will finally hit the Chinese car market in February next year, price will start around 120.000 yuan. The B40 debuted as a concept o 2010 at the Beijing Auto Show and the production version debuted on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Small-batch production of the B40 started in September, mass production will start later this month.