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This is the new FAW Oley EV from China

January 26, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the new FAW Oley EV from China

This is the new FAW Oley EV, an electric car from China based on the FAW Oley hatchback. ‘Oley’ is a sub-brand under First Auto Works (FAW), one of China’s largest automakers. Factory price for the Oley EV will start at 219.900 yuan ($35.137). Price after green-car subsidies by central and local governments will end up around 129.000 yuan, making the Oley EV a direct competitor of the recently launched Beijing Auto Senova EV200.

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Spotted in China: Xiali 2000

January 8, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Xiali 2000

A mellow yellow Xiali TJ2000 sedan, Spotted in China in the Fangzhuang residential area in southwest Beijing. The good Xiali was dirty and dusty but overall in a fine shape. Nothing was broken, all seemed original, and not a spat of rust inside. The Xiali 2000 was manufactured from 2000 until 2004 by Tianjin-Xiali, a subsidiary of First Automobile Works (FAW).

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Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7180A2E in Blue

January 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7180A2E in Blue

A beautiful blue Hongqi CA7180A2E sedan, Spotted in China in the Fangzhuang residential area in Beijing. Blue was a factory color but it is very rare, 99.9% of the Hongi buyers went for black. This indeed, is the very first blue Hongqi CA7180A2E I have ever seen on the road in the ten long years I live in the capital. She made my day.

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Spy Shots: the Besturn B30 is back Again

December 17, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: the Besturn B30 is back Again

New spy shots of the upcoming Besturn B30, the much-delayed entry-level sedan for the FAW Besturn brand. The last time we saw the B30 was way back in February, and its debut was expected for April. It didn’t happen. The latest reports in Chinese media say the vehicle will finally launch in 2015, and the test car does indeed look pretty much ready for production.

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Spy Shots: new FAW Junpai SUV for China

November 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new FAW Junpai SUV for China

Spy Shots showing a new FAW Junpai SUV, scheduled to hit the Chinese car market in late 2015. ‘Junpai’ is a new brand under the First Auto Works (FAW) umbrella. Their first car, the Junpai D60 SUV, was launched last week. The new SUV, code named R020, will be manufactured by Tianjin-Jilin, a FAW subsidiary based in the great city of Jilin in Jilin Province.

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The Jiefang CA30 6X6 off-road army command vehicle at the Dalian Classic Car Museum

November 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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Today in China Car History the massive Jiefang CA30 6×6 off-road army command vehicle, Spotted in China at the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The truck was in a rather poor condition. Parked out in the open,  neglected, dirty and rusty, all but forgotten. That ain’t no way to treat a brave soldier!

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FAW Junpai D60 SUV hits the Chinese car market

October 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW Junpai D60 SUV hits the Chinese car market

The FAW Junpai D60 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, and it has become a rather good looking car. Price starts at 64.900 yuan and ends at 99.900 yuan. ‘Junpai’ is a new brand under the First Auto Works (FAW) umbrella and the D60 is their first car. The D60 is manufactured by Tianjin-FAW, a FAW subsidiary based in the great city of Tianjin.

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Spotted in China: Hongqi CA770JH state-limousine ambulance

October 15, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi CA770xx with an emergency light

A massive Hongqi CA770 state limousine, Spotted in China on a classic car festival in Taoranting Park. This is the very rare ‘CA770JH’ variant, which is an ambulance. The stretcher goes trough the trunk and the patient lies in the rear comportment. This great example is black and has a flagpole, indicating it served as a motorcade car.

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Spy Shots: Hongqi P504 SUV testing in China

October 6, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Hongqi P504 SUV testing in China

The very first spy shots showing the new Hongqi P504 SUV. Hongqi, or Red Flag, is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW). The P504 will debut as a concept on the April 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2016.

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Besturn X80 Sport hits the Chinese car market

September 17, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Besturn X80 Sport hits the Chinese car market

The Besturn X80 Sport has been launched on the Chinese car market, priced at 155.800 yuan. The X80 Sport is a sporty variant of the X80 SUV. It comes with a black grille with a red stripe, darkened windows, a black skid pad, a black roof rack, and sporty five spoke alloys with red brakes. Besturn is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW).

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