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Hongqi L5 limousine debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

April 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi L5 limousine debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

The civilian version of the mighty Hongqi L5 finally debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Hongqi L5 is China’s answer to the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Around-around we heard that the first car has been sold to a very wealthy Chinese businessman for 4.9 million yuan or 800.000 USD.

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FAW-Xiali T012 debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

April 22, 2014 by Joey Wang

FAW-Xiali T012 debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

The production version of the FAW-Xiali T012 debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The T012 is a small crossover that will be marketed under FAW’s Xiali brand, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in Q3. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 120.000 yuan.

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China Car History: the Hongqi CA771 limousine

April 18, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Hongqi CA771 limousine

A very rare Hongqi CA771 limousine, seen in the Beijing Classic Car Museum in Huairou District to the far north of the capital. The CA771 was developed as a smaller variant of the gigantic Hongqi CA770. It arrived in 1967 and production continued until 1976.

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Facelifted Besturn B90 launched on the China car market

March 26, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Facelifted Besturn B90 launched on the China car market

The facelifted Besturn B90 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 145.800 yuan and ends at 201.800 yuan. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and updated interior, and two new engines. The B90 is the largest car of the Besturn brand, which is a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW).

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Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine

March 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine

A very special Hongqi CA7220 EL1 limousine, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by reader Anonymous, thank you for the pictures!  The Hongqi CA7220 EL1 is a stretched limousine based on the Hongqi CA7220 sedan, which again was based on the Audi 100 that was manufactured in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint-venture, FAW is also the owner of the Hongqi (Red Flag) brand .

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Spy Shots: FAW-Besturn B30 sedan seen testing in China

February 13, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: FAW-Besturn B30 sedan seen testing in China

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

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Spy Shots: FAW-Xiali T012 Crossover on a Truck in China

January 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: FAW-Xiali T012 Crossover on a Truck in China

New spy shots of the upcoming FAW-Xiali T012 testing in China, seen here transported on a flatbed truck. The T102 is a new crossover that will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April, and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market soon thereafter, marketed under FAW’s Xiali brand.

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Spy Shots: facelifted Besturn B90 is Ready for the China car market

January 27, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelifted Besturn B90 is Ready for the China car market

The best spy shots so far of the much delayed facelifted Besturn B90 sedan. Debut is now scheduled for the Beijing Auto Show in April with a launch on the China car market soon thereafter. The facelift includes a new grille, new head lights, and new bumpers. Besturn is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW).

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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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