March 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History a very rare Chinese car with American roots and an American engine. This is the JIAD Buddy, made in 1998 by Jiaxing Independence Auto Design and Development, abbreviated JIAD, from the great city of Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province. JIAD was a joint venture between Asha Engineering from Santa Barbara, California USA, and Taisun Automotive from Singapore. The JV was formally established in 1994.