December 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Black Edition has been launched on the Chinese auto market, priced at 1.19 million yuan or 190.000 USD. Special thingies on the Black Edition: it is black, black and black. Special piano-black paint all over the vehicle, even the Jeep-logo on the bonnet has been blacked.
June 1, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Found this beautiful old picture from the Beijing-Jeep factory in Beijing. It is 1985 and the first Beijing-Jeep Cherokee rolls of the line. It got an extra name for China: BJ213. The China-Cherokee came with a 2.5 4-cilinder, 5-speed manual and 4wd. Beijing-Jeep was a joint venture between Beijing Auto Works and American Motors Corporation (AMC). AMC was later bought by Chrysler and Chrysler by Benz. The Beijing-Jeep joint venture excist no more but the Cherokee is still alive.
BAW makes it on their own now, it’s named ‘Qishi’ and costs 90.000 rmb. I got a green 1998 Beijing-Jeep Cherokee, more on that one later.