New spy shots of the new FAW-Besturn B70testing in China. The new B70 was expected to debut on the Shanghai Auto Show last month but didn’t show, debut is now expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. The new B70 will get a fastback-shape instead of the current more conservative sedan-shape.
New news on the Hongqi H7 sedan, a vehicle that is still struggling to make it to the market. Chinese media report today that the Hongqi H7 “might” finally hit the private Chinese car market late this year. Media quote anonymous sources “close to Hongqi”. Sales to the government and state owned enterprises started in March but only 500 cars have been delivered so far.
A very stealthy FAW-Besturn B70 sedan, seen parked on a bicycle lane in my very own street in Beijing. The fine vehicle is wrapped in a very interesting carbon-fiber matte black, as if the whole body is made of carbon-fiber. The area under the bumper is made black but the alloys are sadly standard.
The rather good looking FAW-Besturn X80 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 119.800 yuan and ends at 181.800 yuan. The final production version of the Besturn X80 debuted last month on the Shanghai Auto Show. The X80 is the first SUV under the Besturn brand.
The new FAW-Besturn X80 SUV will be launched on the China car market on May 16, priced from 120.000 to 200.000 yuan. The final production version of the Besturn X80 debuted last month on the Shanghai Auto Show. The X80 is the first SUV under the Besturn brand.
The very first spy shots of the upcoming Hongqi L5 testing in China. The Hongqi L5 debuted last month on the Shanghai Auto Show, it is the third car in Hongqi’s L-Series, after the giant Hongqi L9 (aka CA7600L) and the slightly shorter Hongqi L7.
French President François Hollande was in Beijing for an official state-visit, focused on trade. Countries agreed many new deals, the biggest being France selling 60 (sixty) Airbus airplanes to China. Hollande thus must have been satisfied. But he was likely even more happy because he was the very first head of state to be ferried around in a brand new Hongqi L5 state limousine. On first pic President Hollande arriving at the Great Hall of the People.
The new FAW Oley hatchback has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in July and price will start around 55.000 yuan. The FAW Oley hatchback is based on the Oley sedan which was launched in April last year. Now dashboard!
The Hongqi L5 has debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show. It is the third car in Hongqi’s L-Series, after the giant Hongqi L9 (aka CA7600L) and the slightly shorter Hongqi L7. The L9 and the L7 are both powered by a V12, while the L5 will likely get a V8. The Hongqi L5 is also a bit shorter than the L7.