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FAW delivers eight Hongqi H7 sedans to the Chinese army

May 19, 2014 by Joey Wang

FAW delivers eight Hongqi H7 sedans to the Chinese army

First Auto Works (FAW) has delivered eight Hongqi H7 sedans to the Chinese army. The vehicles will be used to transport top army officials who are no longer allowed to buy foreign brands. The Hongqi H7 was launched on the China car market in May 2013, but sales to the civil government started earlier with 500 cars delivered in April last year.

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Besturn to launch two new SUV’s by 2018

May 14, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Besturn to launch two new SUV's by 2018

Besturn, a Chinese car brand under First Auto Works (FAW), will launch two new SUV’s on the China auto market by 2018, bringing the brand’s total SUV count to three. The new SUV’s will be positioned below and above the current Besturn X80 SUV.

First up is the Besturn X70, an A0-class SUV that will debut in late 2015. The X70 will be based on the same platform as the new FAW Junpai D60 (T102) and powered by 1.5 and 1.8 liter petrol engines. The Besturn X90 is a B-class SUV that will debut in 2016. It will be based on the same platform as the FAW Besturn B90, and powered by turbocharged 1.8 and 2.0 petrol engines.

FAW also announced that the recently launched new Besturn B70 will spawn a plug-in hybrid.

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Facelifted Besturn B70 launched on the China car market

May 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Facelifted Besturn B70 launched on the China car market

The facelifted Besturn B70 has been launched on the China car market, giving the growing Besturn brand an up to date entry in the booming mid-size sedan segment. Price for the Besturn B70 starts at 99.800 yuan and ends at 149.800 yuan. The facelift has done the Besturn B70 many good, it suddenly has become a very good looking car with clean lines and a sporty stance.

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This is the facelifted Besturn B70 for the China car market

May 8, 2014 by W.E. Ning

This is the facelifted Besturn B70 for the China car market

The facelifted Besturn B70 has arrived at Besturn dealers throughout China, ready for its launch on the China car market later this week. The facelift has done the Besturn B70 many good, it suddenly has become a very good looking car with clean lines and a sporty stance.

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FAW-Xiali T012 = FAW Junpai D60

May 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW-Xiali T012 = FAW Junpai D60

This is the FAW Junpai D60, a small crossover formerly known as the FAW-Xiali T012. FAW decided not to market the T012/D60 the Xiali brand but start a brand new brand again. Junpai (骏派) will focus on cheap-but-trendy vehicles for second and third tier cities, the D60 is the brand’s first car. The Junpai D60 will be launched in July.

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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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