Published on December 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Back in February I posted a post on the First Auto Works Jiefang CA390, the second China-developed dump truck that could carry an impressive 60 ton when it debuted in 1973. By the time I write the article I was pretty sure all CA390 dump trucks were lone gone and crushed. I was wrong.
Published on December 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A fantastic Hongqi CA72 state limousine, seen in the Shanghai Car Museum where it was prominently displayed in the central hall, and so it should be! The CA72 was made from 1959 until 1965 when it was replaced by the much better known Hongqi CA770. In 6 years only 198 vehicles were made, making the CA72 one of the rarest Hongqi branded cars.
Published on December 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have an extremely rare Hongqi Qijian CA 7460 L1 seen in front of a hotel in the great city of Guiyang in Guizhou Province. The vehicle was on the move but our man Peter Xie managed to snap a few shots, thanks! The Hongqi (Red Flag) Qijian (Flagship) CA 7460 L1 was a stretched version of the Hongqi Qijian CA7460, which was based on the 3th generation Lincoln Town Car.
Published on November 30, 2012 by Joey Wang
New spy shots of the FAW-Oley hatchback, based on the Oley sedan that was launched on the China car market in April. The Oley hatchback was expected to debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show last week but wasn’t there, Chinese media now say it will launched on the April 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
Published on November 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A Hongqi CA7220 selling bags, seen parked near to a shopping mall in the Fangzhuang residential area in southern Beijing. Selling goods from cars is not unusual in China but this was the first time I saw a Hongqi (Red Flag) on the job, a brand that once was only available for those with the money and the right connections. Time…
Published on November 19, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The latest spy shots of the upcoming Hongqi L7 are coming in one by one. Last week we had the first pic of the front, now we got the first pic of the back. The Hongqi L7 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April, the production version will be launched on the China auto market next year.
Published on November 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
We have found one new spy shot of the upcoming Hongqi L7 limousine that will have to compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The Hongqi L7 debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April, the final production version will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013. Power comes from a 6.0 V12 with 400hp and 550nm.
Fuel consumption, stated by FAW, is 20 liters per 100 kilometer! That’s a lot of gas but this Hongqi is a big car: 5555/2018/1748, wheelbase is 3435. Curb weight is a hefty 3.15 ton. This ain’t no car, this is a tank! Reports in Chinese media indicate the Hongqi L7 will be priced around 5 million yuan, or 816.000 USD, and that is slightly cheaper than we heard earlier. Via: Sohu.
Published on November 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots from the facelifted FAW-Besturn B50 show the vehicle won’t change as much as expected. All we see is a new grille with three chromed bars, new head lights and redesigned bumpers. The facelifted Besturn B50 is expected to debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month.
Published on November 10, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The massive Hongqi L7 will be launched on the Chinese auto market next year. The Hongqi L7 debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April and is the short-wheelbase version of the even more massive Hongqi CA7600L (aka Hongqi L9) state limousine. The L7′s internal designation is CA7600. Power comes from a 6 liter V12 that poops out 405hp and 550nm. Price will range between 6 and 8 million yuan, or between 942.000 and 1.25 million USD. Rolls-Royce and Bentley, be afraid… Via: Sohu.
Published on November 9, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese media say FAW has confirmed the Hongqi (Red Flag) SUV will hit the Chinese auto market in 2014. FAW first showed a Hongqi SUV concept on the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show. Media say FAW will invest some money in the project, a big-sounding amount of 1 billion yuan, which is really only 163.68 million USD. How can they get it so cheap?