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FAW Besturn A-Class Concept launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 24, 2015 by W.E. Ning

FAW Besturn A-Class Concept launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

FAW’s Besturn brand wins the prize for the most imaginatively named concept car of the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show; this is the Besturn A-Class concept, previewing a new a-class Besturn sedan; the vehicle so far known as the Besturn B30 compact sedan.

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Hongqi LS5 SUV launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 21, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi LS5 SUV launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the all-new superbly impressive Hongqi LS5 SUV, one of the most talked-about new cars on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in China. The Hongqi LS5, formerly known as the Hongqi P504, is a full-size full-luxury limousine SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2016.

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The new Hongqi P504 SUV is Ready for the Shanghai Auto Show

April 18, 2015 by W.E. Ning

The new Hongqi P504 SUV is Ready for the Shanghai Auto Show

The first live shots of the all-new Hongi P540 SUV, it will debut on Monday on the Shanghai Auto Show but we cannot wait that long! The P540 (likely a code name) is the first SUV for the iconic Hongqi brand, owned by First Auto Works (FAW). Hongqi started tinkering about an SUV in 2009 and production was finally confirmed in 2012.

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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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