This is the very first picture of the production version of the FAW Oley hatchback, seen here arriving at the exhibition hall of the Shanghai Auto Show where it will debut tomorrow. The Oly hatchback will be launched on the Chinese car market in July, price will start around 55.000 yuan.
The very first pictures of the facelifted FAW-Besturn B50 arriving at the exhibition hall for the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show where it will debut on Saturday. The facelifted Besturn B50 got a completely new front with trendy LED-lights, a new grille and a new bumper.
These are the very first pictures of the Besturn B30, a new entry-level sedan for FAW’s Besturn brand, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2014. The Besturn B30 will be based on the old (or is it?) Volkswagen Bora which was made by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.
Production of the new FAW Jiabao V80 has started in China, it will officially debut on the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. The FAW Jiabao V80 is a new minivan that is made by FAW-Jilin, a subsidiary of FAW in the city of Jilin, Jilin Province. Price for the Jiabao V80 will range from 45.000 yuan to 55.000 yuan.
Production of the FAW-Besturn X80 SUV has started in China. The Besturn X80 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show later this month and will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year. Price is expected to range from 120.000 yuan to 200.000 yuan.
FAW has officially announced it has sold a grand total of 500 (five hundred) Hongqi H7 sedans, all to the Chinese government, and more specifically to “more than 10 provincial governments and some ministries”. The Hongqi H7 was supposed to be the savior of the ailing Hongqi (Red Flag) brand, competing head-to-head with Audi, BMW and Benz on the market for luxury sedans. But it doesn’t, five hundred is absolutely nothing and the only customer is the government.
New spy shots from the Hongqi L7 limousine testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market later this year, but only for the government, private buyers will only be able to get one in 2013. Power will come from a 6.0 V12 with 400hp and 580nm, and that seems barely enough to move the 3.15 ton L7 forwards any fast.
Chinese media are reporting today on a huge investment plan by First Auto Works, or FAW. Total investment in research and development over the next 5 years is 35.5 billion yuan or 5.7 billion USD. The ailing Hongqi (Red Flag) brand is the biggest benefactor with 10.5 billion yuan, showing that FAW is serious about resurrecting the once-famous brand.
The best spy shots so far of the new FAW-Besturn B70 testing in China. The bodywork at the back is completely different compare with the current car, with a new fastback-like design. The new Besturn B70 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of this year.
New spy shots of the production version of the FAW-Xiali T012, design-wise based on a the T012 concept car that debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. The T012 will be made by Tianjin-FAW-Xiali, an FAW subsidiary that also makes the Xiali N3, the Xiali N5 and the new Xiali N7.