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Foton Tunland is a Monster Truck in China

December 25, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Foton Tunland is a Monster Truck in China

A Foton Tunland monster truck, seen on the the FB-Show 2015 (intro) in Beijing, looking all the monster business with a jacked-up suspension, giant wheels, shiny chimneys, exposed differentials, white painted springs, and a dark black red paint job.

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The Big plans of Borgward

December 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

The Big plans of Borgward

The resurrected Borgward brand is showing some healthy ambitions. The production version of the Borgward BX7 SUV will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and go on sale in China soon after that. The BX7 will be powered by a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with an output of 201hp.

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Spy Shots: Borgward BX7 SUV is Naked in China

October 29, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Borgward BX7 SUV is Naked in China

The best Spy Shots so far of the new Borgward BX7 , showing the new SUV completely naked for the first time. The resurrected Borgward brand debuted in September on the Frankfurt Auto Show. The BX7 will then launch on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2016, followed by India and Brazil in 2017, and followed by Europe in 2018. Price of the BX7 will start around 255.000 yuan or 40.000 USD. The Chinese name of Borgward is Bao Wo (宝沃).

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Transporting Volkswagen Tiguan SUV’s in China

October 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Transporting Volkswagen Tiguan SUV's in China

A giant Foton Auman transport truck loaded with 13 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV’s, one Polo hatchback, and one Volkswagen Touran MPV, Spotted in China just inside the mighty Fifth Ring Road in the far east of Beijing. The truck is not allowed to be there at all, but in this part of town nobody cares and nobody knows. And it is on bicycle lane too!, blocking the way for me on my fast electric scooter.

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Electric Car runs out of Juice in China, needs dirty Tow Truck

September 17, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Electric Car runs out of Juice in China, needs dirty Tow Truck

Electric cars are so good for the environment. Unless they run out of juice, and have to be shipped home by a tow truck, because there are no charging stations. This little white sucker was Spotted in China on the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, on a smoggy summer’s day.

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Borgward BX7 debuts on the Frankfurt Motor Show

September 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Borgward BX7 debuts on the Frankfurt Motor Show

The resurrected Borgward brand debuted on the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany with the new Borgward BX7 SUV, just days after we saw the first spy shots and the first official photos.

The BX7 will launch on the Chinese car market in the first half of 2016, followed by India and Brazil in 2017, and followed by Europe in 2018. The BX7 will be manufactured in the Chinese capital Beijing by Foton Motor. Debut in China is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.

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Borgward BX7 unveiled, to be made in China

September 12, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

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The resurrected German Borgward brand has released the first photos of their new Borgward BX7 SUV, which will be officially unveiled on September 15 on the Frankfurt Auto Show. The BX7 will be manufactured in the Chinese capital Beijing, under an agreement between Borgward and Foton Motor. Debut in China is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.

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2014 Guangzhou Auto Show: Foton Sauvana SUV debuts in China

November 21, 2014 by Joey Wang

2014 Guangzhou Auto Show: Foton Salivana SUV debuts in China

The Foton Sauvana SUV debuted on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show, supported by a flock of fine looking ladies. The Sauvana, formerly known as the Foton U201, formerly known as the Foton Toplander, is a large but stylish body-on-frame SUV. Foton is a brand under the Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC), making mostly commercial vehicles and pickup trucks.

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Spy Shots: facelift for the Foton Midi in China

June 3, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: facelift for the Foton Midi in China

The first spy shots of the facelifted Foton Midi MPV. Foton applied for patent on the new looks in Juli 2013. The facelift centers on the front with a new grille, new headlights, and a new bumper. Changes at the back are smaller with a new chrome strip and a new brake light. Foton is a brand of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

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Spy Shots: Foton U201 = Foton Toplander

May 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Foton U201 = Foton Toplander

This is the new Foton Toplander, formerly known as the Foton U201. The Foton Toplander is a new full-size SUV that will compete with cars such as the new Haval H9 and the upcoming Changan CX95. The Toplander will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of this year, debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. Foton is a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).

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