Published on November 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the extremely rare Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA stretched wagon, seen in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province by a friend of a friend. The Hongqi CA 5020 XBYA was a wagon variant of the Hongqi CA 7246 stretched limousine, which was a stretched variant of the Hongqi CA 7200 sedan, which was based on the China-made Audi 100/200. Read more »
Published on November 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the Lubao 6400, an automobile built by First Auto Works (FAW) from 2003 until 2006. The Lubao 6400 was based on the Austin Maestro of Great Brittan. This particular example lives in the great city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. It was manufactured in 2005 and has 90.0000 kilometer on the clock. Price: 12600 yuan or 2066 USD.
Published on November 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A rare find on an auto market just east of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. This is the Chery Fengyun SQR7160 EL, the stretched variant of the Chery Fengyun, which in turn was based on the ancient Seat Toledo. The small-sedan-limousine appeared to be in good shape, and was fitted with sporty after-market five-spoke alloys, with a red rim.
Published on October 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very rare Tongtian Glow hatchback, seen in the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province by reader Pinut187, thank you for the pictures! The Tongtian Glow, or Tongtian Geluo in Chinese, was made from 2004 until 2007 by the Jiangbei Machinery Plant in Jilin Province in north east China. The Glow was not a great success and quality was reasonable at best, so seeing one today is very special, especially so far down south.
Published on August 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very big and very black Hongqi Qijian CA7460 L2 limousine dressed up for a wedding, seen here in the capital Beijing. The Hongqi (Red Flag) Qijian (Flagship) CA 7460 L2 was a stretched version of the Hongqi Qijian CA7460, which was based on the 3th generation Lincoln Town Car.
Published on August 19, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very clean and very black Hongqi HQ300, seen on a dusty day in central Beijing. The Hongqi, Red Flag, HQ300 debuted in 2006 and was made until 2010. The series name was ‘HQ3′, and it was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta that was made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. FAW, or First Auto Works, is the owner of the famous Hongqi brand.
Published on April 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the Chery Quart Q11. It was 2003 and the first Chery QQ was launched on the Chinese car market for some 30.000 yuan, making it the cheapest car on sale in China. The QQ became an instant success and Chery started dreaming about an even cheaper vehicle.
Published on April 3, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very sad and very abandoned Audi 100 sedan, seen in the great city of Chongqing by reader Colin, thank you for the pictures! The great Audi seems in horrible state. Flat tires, rust all over, and covered in years of dust. Intriguingly the vehicle still has its license plates, which are by now probably worth more than the entire car.
Published on February 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the extremely rare Anda’er AAQ6370 mini-MPV. The Anda’er AAQ6370 was made by the Anhui Anqing Auto Works, a small Chinese automaker based in the great city of Anqing in Anhui Province. The AAQ6370 was produced from 1998 until 2003. Numbers were very small, Anhui Anqing made at most 5000 over five years.
Published on February 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A neat Hainan-Mazda 323, seen in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The sixth generation Mazda 323 was made in China by the Hainan-Mazda joint venture from 1995 until 2000, designated CA7130 or CA7160. The CA7130 was powered by a 1.3 liter engine with 77hp. The variant with a 85hp 1.6 was designated CA7160. Read more »