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Spy Shots: FAW-Xiali T012 Crossover is almost Ready for the China car market

January 13, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: FAW-Xiali T012 Crossover is almost Ready for the China car market

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.

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An unrestored Hongqi CA770 at the Beijing Classic Car Museum

January 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

An unrestored Hongqi CA770 at the Beijing Classic Car Museum

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.

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Spy Shots: facelifted Besturn B70 is Ready for the China car market

January 2, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelifted Besturn B70 is Ready for the China car market

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.

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China Car History: the Hongqi CA72 Parade Car

December 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Hongqi CA72 Parade Car

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.

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FAW-Oley hatchback launched on the China car market

December 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning

FAW-Oley hatchback launched on the China car market

The FAW-Oley hatchback has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 66.800 yuan and ends at 81.800 yuan. The Oley hatchback debuted in April on the Shanghai Auto Show, it is based on the Oley sedan which was launched on the Chinese auto market in April 2012.

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CarPorn the Chinese Way: Hongqi CA770 state limousine, Times Two

December 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

CarPorn the Chinese Way: Hongqi CA770 state limousine, Times Two

Chinese CarPorn doesn’t get any better than this: two giant Hongqi CA770 state limousines, parked side by side in a super car shop in the Beijing Tuning Street. The vehicles looked nearly identical and were recently restored to the absolute max. Perfectly painted and perfectly clean, these beauties are simply the best Hongqi sedans in the world.

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Spy Shots: FAW-Xiali T012 Crossover testing in China

December 12, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: FAW-Xiali T012 Crossover testing in China

New spy shots of the upcoming FAW-Xiali T012 testing in China. The T102 is a new crossover that will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014 under FAW’s Xiali brand. The T012 has been delayed several times, debut was originally expected for the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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Hongqi L5 will hit the China car market in 2014

December 10, 2013 by Joey Wang

Hongqi L5 will hit the China car market in 2014

The civilian version of the mighty Hongqi L5 retro sled will finally be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014. The final-final production version will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Hongqi L5 is China’s answer to the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Price will start around 3 million yuan or 493.000 USD.

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First Auto Works to build assembly plant in Algeria

November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang

First Auto Works to build assembly plant in Algeria

First Auto Works (FAW) will build an automotive assembly plant in Algeria. The factory will have an initial output of 10.000 car a year and a final output of 30.000 cars a year. The plant will make cars for the Algerian market, for other North African markets, and for export to Southern Europe.

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Spy Shots: FAW-Besturn B30 seen testing in China

November 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: FAW-Besturn B30 seen testing in China

New spy shots of the upcoming FAW-Besturn B30, a new entry-level sedan for the  FAW-esturn brand. The B30 will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2014. Price will start around 60.000 yuan and end around 80.000 yuan.

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