February 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
What a difference color can make. So far we’ve seen the Beijing Auto 007 SUV only in silver an thought it no great looker. In bright red though things improve, slightly. The 007 was listed earlier this month but I haven’t seen one on the road yet.
January 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The Beijing Auto 007 SUV will be lised on January 16. Price will start at 89.800 and end around 130.000. Two engines: 2.0 with 121hp and 176nm and a 2.4 with 142hp and 217nm. Both engines mated to a 5-speed manual, no automatic available yet. Size: 4595x1828x1804, wheelbase is 2600. The 007 is based on a slightly modernized variant of the very ancient Beijing-Jeep Cherokee platform. Beijing Auto got the platform after the Beijing-Chrysler (earlier called Beijing-Jeep) joint venture went down.
December 2, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The Beijing Auto (BeiQi in Chinese) 007 SUV debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April. After that, not much. The suv was to hit the market in September but it didn’t. Suddenly, in early November test pics from a desert proved 007 was still alive. And here it is again, pictured at a photoshoot near the factory in Beijing. Got news on the engines, more details, but it ain’t good…
November 5, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The Beijing Auto (BeiQi in Chinese) 007 SUV debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The not so pretty machine was to hit the market in September but nothing was seen or heard of it anymore. Util this week that is, two 007’s were seen driven on Kunlun-Pass, a remote and extremely hot area in China’s Guangxi province.
July 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto’s new 007 SUV debuted at the Beijing Auto Show. It will be listed in September. Engines: a 2.0 with 89kw and 176nm, and a 2.4 with 105kw and 217nm. The 2.4 comes with 4×2 or 4×4, the 2.0 only with 4×2. Both engines mated to a 5-speed manual. Size: 4595x1828x1804, wheelbase is 2600. Price yet unknown but will likely start around 100.000 yuan.
May 31, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto brought a lot of new cars to the Beijing Auto Show. One of those the B40 which originally debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in 2008. Two years later the B40 looked ready for production but apparently was not.
Its introduction date is postponed to the first half of 2011, exact date unknown but it certainly won’t be available until the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show (April 20-28). Price for the B40 will range from 100.000 to 150.000 rmb. Engine is the ancient 2.4 with 105kw and 217nm
April 24, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BAW revealed the 007 medium-suv today at the Beijing Auto Show. The car is supposed to be ready for production but the one and only 007 on the stand certanly was not. Especially the interior showed it was far from a finished automobile. Still, BAW handed out a leaflet that describes the 007 as a car one can buy today. My guess is it will take a while before one really can.
April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) will bring a new medium sized suv to the Beijing Auto Show. The 007 will debut on Saturday April 24. Engines: 2.0 and 2.4 litre petrol, both four-cylinders. The picture above is the first official picture from BAW that leaked out just a few days to early. Car loox good; trendy, suvy and roofrails. Picture is taken from a roadside poster somewhere near the exhibition center. Usually these are covered until the start of the show. Someone forgot.
April 17, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new SUV from BAW, that’s Beijing Auto Works, aka Beiqi. The new machine loox just like the car we saw in a spyshot yesterday. Engines are 2.0 and 2.4 litre four cilinders.
Just checked BAW’s website and there it is, name confirmed, 007 indeed:
It will debut at April 24th, that’s the second press day of the Beijing Auto Show. Just yesterday, I got my TheTycho.com press card so live shots on that day on this site.
April 16, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Yesterday we saw a very old picture of what some Chinese websites said was the new BAW (Beijing Auto Works aka Beiqi) 007 suv. We had our doubts and those today seem right with another picture of what could be the new BAW 007. It shows a partly camfouflaged car with the BAW-logo on a modern front. It isn’t the old Jeep and it isn’t the new B40 because that one has only two doors.
There is only one strange thing with this picture: the steering wheel is on the wrong side. Could be mirrored, the characters on the numberplate are from some Chinese website and added later. Maybe BAW plans to export it to some country where one drives on the left, like England.
Rumors also say BAW will show two concept cars based on the Saab 9-3 and (old) 9-5 platforms they bought from GM before Spyker got the rest.