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.
This is the brand new Beijing Auto B80, seen here all-naked in China for the very first time. On pics the military version. Note license plate: 军用, jun yong, ‘military use’. Beijing Auto is also working on a civilianversion. On the left the larger Beijing Auto BJ2022, another military vehicle that debuted in 2010.
New spy shots of the upcoming Foton U201 SUV, 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.
New spy shots of the Beijing Auto B80. The B80 is a new off-road style SUV that is expected to debut as a concept on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The production version will debut sometime in late 2014. The B80 is originally developed for the Chinese army. The psychedelic car on the photos is the civilian version.
The long delayed Beijing Auto B40 will be renamed Beijing Auto BJ40 when it finally hits the China car market on December 28. ‘BJ’ stands for BeiJing, tha capital of country and brand name of the vehicle. The B40 will be powered by a 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 143hp and 217nm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
A surprising encounter on the Beijing Tuning Street in the east of the Capital. In a remote area on the north side of the street I met two brand new but unfinished examples of the upcoming (or is it?) Beijing Auto B40. A green and a red car where standing in front of a tuning shop with three men doing all sorts of work on the interior of the green B40. Mystified by the appearance of the vehicles I started asking questions…