Archive for the ‘Beijing Auto (BAIC)’ Category
Published on April 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The latest spy shots of the Beijing Auto B70, also known as the B70G. The Beijing Auto B70 is based on the old Saab 9-5, it will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next week. Beijing Auto released three teasers last week which looked very spectacular, the real thing however is still very Saab-ish.
Published on April 11, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Beijing auto has released three teasers from the upcoming Beijing Auto C70, formerly known as the C70G. The C70 is based on the old Saab 9-5 and will debut at the Beijing Auto Show later this month and it will be listed on the China car market late this year. Chinese media report today that Beijing Auto has hired the famous Italian design studio Pininfarina to finalize the B70′s design.
Published on April 7, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
This first time I saw the new Beijing Auto E-series in da flesh. Beijing Auto brought four brand-new cars to the Beijing Automotive Trade Fair in Beijing and the local Beijing residents seemed to like it very much. And indeed, why not? The E looked very well-made, modern, and even a little bit cool.
Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto B40 and B70 will be listed on the Chinese car market in September, the final production cars will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next month. The B40 will also be available as a removable soft-top version. The B40 debuted almost two years ago at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, the B70 debuted at 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. B40 on the first pic. Read more »
Published on March 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The new Beijing Auto E-series is based on the platform of the Smart FourFour, a Smart with space for four that was made by NedCar in the Netherlands between 2004 and 2006. The Smart Forfour shared most of its components with the 2003 Mitsubishi Colt which was made at the same factory. The ForFour was killed after only two years due to very slow sales. Now we know where the platform went!
Published on March 29, 2012 by Joey Wang
Chinese automaker Foton Motor group has opened an assembly plant in Nairobi in a bid to explore the market in Kenya and East Africa.
The plant, which cost $50 million, was officially opened Monday by Prime Minister Raila Odinga and a visiting Chinese delegation led by Liu Qi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
Published on March 28, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
New spy shots from the Beijing Auto C70G, based on the old Saab 9-5. New pics show a fine orange example which is much better than all the grey stuff we saw before. The Beijing Auto C70G will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next month and it will be listed on the Chinese car market near the end of this year. Full production will start in September.
Published on March 20, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A sunny early-spring afternoon here in Beijing, time for some China car history. This interesting SUV is the Beijing Auto Works BJ2032 Tornado (北京BJ2032旋风), based on the Beijing 2024 which in itself was based on the Beijing 2020 which was again based on the ancient Beijing 212.
Published on March 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The Beijing Auto E-series has been listed & priced on the China car market. Price starts at 53.800 yuan and ends at 86.800 yuan. Two engines, both from Mitsubishi: E150 with a 1.5 and the E130 with a 1.3.
Published on March 15, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
China’s patent bureau is leaking again, this time with pics from the upcoming Beijing Auto C50 which is based on the old Saab 9-3. When this car debuted as a concept at the Beijing Auto Show in 2010 it was called C60, but according to new reports from Chinese media the name has changed to C50. It will likely debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show next month, alongside the C70G that is based on the old Saab 9-5.