September 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Chang’an BenBen Mini is powered by a 1.0 liter four-cylinder that poops out 70hp. Still, some think it is better to have more down force, like this BenBenman in the great city of Guangzhou who installed an actually quite advanced giant double wing on the back of his beast. Each wing is manually adjustable for maximal flexibility. Good project! The BenBen Mini has been in the news a lot lately, earlier on we met a British BenBen and one dropped in a hole.
September 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Chang’an Automotive didn’t have much real news for the Chengdu Auto Show, but they did bring a sporty version of the Chang’an BenBen Mini, which is a rather popular Chinese minicar. It is not a production model but all parts can be ordered at the dealer, including this very cool British flag on the roof, much like a BMW Mini indeed…
December 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The Chang’an BenBen Mini has been facelifted, most work went into the front and with a good result, it loox even funnier than before. Other interesting thing are the mirrors that grew to truck-like proportions. This might have something to do with women, 99% of the BenBen Mini’s buyers are female and as we all know; women can’t drive and this is even more so in China where everybody can get a driving license after driving a car for some 700 meters on a closed circuit.
October 16, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Chang’an Autmotive will bring a facelifted BenBen Mini to the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November. Well, it didn’t get much prettier. Fatter face makes messy front even more awkward than on the old car and those mirrors wouldn’t look out of place on a truck.
March 9, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The good old Chang’an BenBen has been replaced by two new cars, this BenBen Mini and it’s sistercar the BenBen Love. The Love is basically just a facelifted old BenBen and will be available as a cheaper alternative next to this really new Mini. The little cars are very popular among first car buyers who might want to try a Chang’an-Suzuki Swift as their next vehicle.