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Hongqi L5 Will Get A Twin-Turbocharged V8 In China

December 2, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi L5 Will Get A Twin-Turbocharged V8 In China

The Hongqi L5 will finally get its long-awaited 4.0 V8 engine under the bonnet. It is the same engine that will also power the upcoming Hongqi LS5 SUV. The V8 is twin-turbocharged and delivers around 381hp and 500nm, it is mated to an eight-speed automatic. sending horses to the rear wheels.

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FAW Besturn X40 SUV Hits The 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show In China

November 22, 2016 by Joey Wang

FAW Besturn X40 SUV Hits The 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show In China

The new Besturn X40 was launched on the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The X40 is a brand new compact SUV, and the best looking Besturn car so far. Very nice lines, good grille, sharp lights, and I especially like the white roof white mirror combination.

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China Car History: The Fourth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

November 16, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: The Fourth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

Today in China Car History the fourth prototype of the Hongqi CA774, once intended as the successor of the famous Hongqi CA770 state limousine. Six prototypes were made from 1972 until 1979 but the CA774 sadly never saw production.

At least four prototypes are still around. One stands in the Hongqi Museum in Changchun, another one in the museum’s warehouse, one used to be at the Dalian Classic Car Museum and now stands in the Beijing Classic Car Museum, and the fourth car stands abandoned on a parking lot on the Tsinghua University in Beijing, where I found it in a sad and sorry shape.

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China Car History: The Fifth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

November 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: The Fifth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

Today in China Car History the fifth prototype of the Hongqi CA774, once intended as the successor of the famous Hongqi CA770 state limousine. Six prototypes were made from 1972 until 1979 but the CA774 sadly never saw production.

At least four prototypes are still around. One stands in the Hongqi Museum in Changchun, another one in the museum’s warehouse, one stands abandoned on a parking lot on the Tsinghua University in Beijing, and one used to be at the Dalian Classic Car Museum and stands now at the Beijing Classic Car Museum.

And that is the car we are looking at today, seen above in very good shape during my visit to Dalian in 2010.

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This Is The Longest Car Transport Truck In China, And The World

November 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

This Is The Longest Car Transport Truck In China, And The World

We have seen a many endlessly long car transport trucks but today we have a new King of Country, and likely of the World. This enormous monster was Spotted in China near the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province by Reader Jos T., thank you for the pictures! The truck seems about 30 meters long and doesn’t really fit in one frame.

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Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn’t See

October 31, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn't See

Back in July I went to the Hongqi Factory Museum in Changchun, a beautiful place with beautiful cars. See Part 1 with intro here and Part 2 here. The museum usually has 16-20 cars in display. Only six are permanently displayed and the other cars rotate. Today we take a look at what I didn’t see.

Hongqi, or Red Flag, is China’s oldest and most famous car brand. It is owned by First Auto Works, or FAW. Hongqi was founded in 1958. Today the brand makes two production cars: the Hongqi L5 and the Hongqi H7.

Starting off hot with a car called the CA7460:

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Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 2

October 17, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 2

Time now for Part 2 of my visit to the Hongqi Museum in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province in China. Part 1 plus introduction here. Starting immediately with the beautiful Hongqi CA630 VIP bus, manufactured from 1980 until 1987. Racy decals are perfectly 80’s!

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Spy Shots: Hongqi HS7 SUV Testing In China

October 10, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Hongqi HS7 SUV Testing In China

New Spy Shots of the Hongqi HS7 SUV, the production version of the Hongqi S-Concept. The HS7 is the second SUV for the Hongqi brand after the upcoming LS5. The Hongqi HS7 is the production version of the Hongqi S-Concept. It is expected to be launched on the Chinese car market next year.

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New Photos Of The Hongqi L5 SUV For China

August 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

New Photos Of The Hongqi L5 SUV For China

New photos of the Honqi LS5, the first SUV for China’s famous Hongqi brand. They don’t really try to hide it anymore so it won’t be long before it hits the market. The debut of the final production version is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in early September.

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New Besturn B50 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

August 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

New Besturn B50 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

The new Besturn B50 has been launched on the Chinese car market, and is has become a rather good looking automobile with sharply cut lights and speedy creases on the sides. Price starts at 81.800 yuan and ends at 117.800 yuan. The Besturn B50 comes in two kinds, the base version like this red car, and a…

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