Published on April 18, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
A very rare Hongqi CA771 limousine, seen in the Beijing Classic Car Museum in Huairou District to the far north of the capital. The CA771 was developed as a smaller variant of the gigantic Hongqi CA770. It arrived in 1967 and production continued until 1976.
Published on March 26, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The facelifted Besturn B90 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 145.800 yuan and ends at 201.800 yuan. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and updated interior, and two new engines. The B90 is the largest car of the Besturn brand, which is a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW).
Published on March 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
A very special Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by reader Anonymous, thank you for the pictures! The Hongqi CA7220 EL1 is a stretched limousine based on the Hongqi CA7220 sedan, which again was based on the Audi 100 that was manufactured in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint-venture, FAW is also the owner of the Hongqi (Red Flag) brand .
Published on February 13, 2014 by W.E. Ning
New spy shots of the upcoming Besturn B30, a new entry-level sedan for the FAW-Besturn brand. The B30 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be be launched on the China car market soon thereafter. Price will start around 60.000 yuan and end around 80.000 yuan.
Published on January 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the upcoming FAW-Xiali T012 testing in China, seen here transported on a flatbed truck. The T102 is a new crossover that will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April, and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market soon thereafter, marketed under FAW’s Xiali brand.
Published on January 27, 2014 by Joey Wang
The best spy shots so far of the much delayed facelifted Besturn B90 sedan. Debut is now scheduled for the Beijing Auto Show in April with a launch on the China car market soon thereafter. The facelift includes a new grille, new head lights, and new bumpers. Besturn is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW).
Published on January 13, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the upcoming FAW-Xiali T012 testing in China, showing the vehicle is almost ready for the China car market. The T102 is a new crossover that will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of 2014 under FAW’s Xiali brand, debut is expected for the Beijing Auto Show in April.
Published on January 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History a very impressive Hongqi CA770 state limousine, seen on the premises of the the Beijing Classic Car Museum in Huairou District to the far north of the capital. The black limousine is a rather special. Most old Hongqi cars we see are either wrecked of restored to the max, but this example is unrestored and completely original.
Published on January 2, 2014 by Joey Wang
New spy shots of the facelifted Besturn B70 show it is completely ready for the China car market, and it should be, because the facelifted B70 has been delayed for at least half a year. It was first expected to debut in September, then in December, but is now finally scheduled for sure to debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The facelifted Besturn B70 is shaped much more aerodynamic and dynamic than the current car.
Published on December 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History one of the most beautiful cars in the world. This is the mighty 1959 Hongqi CA72 Parade Car, seen in the Sanhe Classic Car Museum in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The Hongqi CA72 Parade Car was based on the equally mighty Hongqi CA72 sedan.
Parade cars were, and still are, used to parade head-of-states and high ranking official through town during visits of inspection tours. The dignitary would wave to the crowd that was lined-up along the streets waving flags and showing happy faces.