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Spy Shots: facelift for the Foton Midi in China

June 3, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelift for the Foton Midi in China

The first spy shots of the facelifted Foton Midi MPV. Foton applied for patent on the new looks in Juli 2013. The facelift centers on the front with a new grille, new headlights, and a new bumper. Changes at the back are smaller with a new chrome strip and a new brake light. Foton is a brand of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

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Spotted in China: Beijing Auto BJ2022 is Red in Shanghai

May 25, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Beijing Auto BJ2022 is Red in Shanghai

A beautiful red Beijing Auto BJ2022 Brave Warrior, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the pictures! This particular spot is a Double First; first time we see the BJ2022 in Shanghai, and the first time we see one in red.

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Spy Shots: Foton U201 = Foton Toplander

May 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Foton U201 = Foton Toplander

This is the new Foton Toplander, formerly known as the Foton U201. The Foton Toplander is a new full-size SUV that will compete with cars such as the new Haval H9 and the upcoming Changan CX95. The Toplander will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of this year, debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. Foton is a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto D70 EV is Ready for the China car market

May 22, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto D70 EV is Ready for the China car market

Where some Saabs keep dying, others live on. This is the new Beijing Auto Shenbao EV, a full-electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto D70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series, which again is based on the last-generation Saab 9-5. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009.

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Beijing Auto Shenbao to launch two new sedans, SUV, and an MPV

May 20, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto Shenbao to launch two new sedans, SUV, and an MPV

Beijing Auto has big plans for the Shenbao brand, called Senova in English. On the right side of the slide a bunch of old Saab cars and a Saab fighter jet. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 from GM in 2009, and most of the Shenbao cars are based on these platforms. Beijing Auto does not have the rights to the ‘Saab’ name but ‘Shenbao’ (绅宝) was the name Saab was using in China until 2009 when they changed to ‘Sabao’ (萨博).

Now for the cars:

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Spy Shots: Foton U201 is Ready for the China car market

May 16, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Foton U201 is Ready for the China car market

The latest spy shots of the massive Foton U201 SUV, seen completely naked in China. The Foton U201 will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of this year, debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. Foton is a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B70 testing in China

May 14, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B70 testing in China

Spy Shots of the Beijing Auto B70 testing in China, getting ready for its launch on the Chinese car market late this year. The Beijing Auto B70 is the four-door variant of the Beijing Auto B40. The B70 debuted as a concept on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, and the last time we saw it was on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show where it was called ‘B70V’. New reports in Chinese automotive media indicate Beijing Auto will ditch the B70 name tag altogether, going instead for ‘B40 4-door’.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X SUV is testing in China again

May 8, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X SUV is testing in China again

New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV testing in China. Design of the grille seems finally finalized but Beijing Auto is still working on the headlights. The C51X was expected to debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show but didn’t show, not even in concept form. Debut is now expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ40 Dark Knight is Ready for the China car market

May 6, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ40 Dark Knight is Ready for the China car market

Spy Shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto BJ40 Dark Night, a special edition based on the Beijing Auto B40. The Dark Knight comes with a chromed grille, LED strips under the headlights, side bars, a skid pad under the front bumper, chromed door handles, and chromed mirrors. The Beijing Auto B40 Dark Knight will battle the China car market starting in July.

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Spotted in China: Beijing-Jeep Cherokee Super Space

May 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Beijing-Jeep Cherokee Super Space

A very badass Beijing-Jeep Cherokee Super Space, Spotted in China in a faraway suburb of east Beijing, looking very dusty but otherwise in good shape. The Super Space was a China-only variant of the Jeep Cherokee with a heightened roof, going up at the B-pillar till the C, making for more headroom for the passengers in the back and for more cargo space.

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