Today in China Car History the massive Jiefang CA30 6×6 off-road army command vehicle, Spotted in China at the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The truck was in a rather poor condition. Parked out in the open, neglected, dirty and rusty, all but forgotten. That ain’t no way to treat a brave soldier!
The FAW Junpai D60 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, and it has become a rather good looking car. Price starts at 64.900 yuan and ends at 99.900 yuan. ‘Junpai’ is a new brand under the First Auto Works (FAW) umbrella and the D60 is their first car. The D60 is manufactured by Tianjin-FAW, a FAW subsidiary based in the great city of Tianjin.
A massive Hongqi CA770 state limousine, Spotted in China on a classic car festival in Taoranting Park. This is the very rare ‘CA770JH’ variant, which is an ambulance. The stretcher goes trough the trunk and the patient lies in the rear comportment. This great example is black and has a flagpole, indicating it served as a motorcade car.
The very first spy shotsshowing the new Hongqi P504 SUV. Hongqi, or Red Flag, is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW). The P504 will debut as a concept on the April 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2016.
The Besturn X80 Sport has been launched on the Chinese car market, priced at 155.800 yuan. The X80 Sport is a sporty variant of the X80 SUV. It comes with a black grille with a red stripe, darkened windows, a black skid pad, a black roof rack, and sporty five spoke alloys with red brakes. Besturn is a brand of First Auto Works (FAW).
Going through the old archives can be a bitch, seeing stuff you rather don’t want to remember. There are some exceptions, such as this brilliant Jiefang CA10 water truck. I met this monster all the way back in the summer of 2003 when I just arrived in Beijing (still here!). The truck was in active service, used for spraying water on the overheated asphalt around the famous Beijing Workers Stadium, which was very close to my then home.
The first spy shots of the new Besturn X70 testing in China. The X70 is a compact SUV that will be launched on the Chinese auto market in 2015. Price will start somewhere around 70.000 yuan. The X70 will be the smallest SUV of the Besturn brand, a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW).
A very neat Hongqi Century Star stretched limousine, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in east Beijing. The limousine is based on the base Hongqi Century Star sedan, which is based on the Audi 100 which was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. FAW (First Auto Works) is also the owner of the famous Hongi Red Flag brand. The white color makes it a very special car as 99% of these limousines came in black.
A beautiful black Hongqi CA7180 A2EL1 stretched limousine, Spotted in China in the Sanlitun embassy area in Beijing. The vehicle was in very good shape with smooth looking paint, shiny chrome, and all parts accounted for. The tires however looked a bit old and in need of a replacement, especially in those rainy cold conditions.