Published on December 12, 2013 by Joey Wang
New spy shots of the upcoming FAW-Xiali T012 testing in China. The T102 is a new crossover that will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014 under FAW’s Xiali brand. The T012 has been delayed several times, debut was originally expected for the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
Published on October 16, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The best spy shots so far of the upcoming FAW-Xiali T102 SUV, seen here testing dressed in very wild camouflage. The T102 seems to be delayed again. Originally debut was expected for the Shanghai Auto Show in April, nut the T102 didn’t show. Debut was then expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, but recent reports in Chinese automotive media indicate the T102 won’t make it there either. Debut has apparently been rescheduled again, this time to the second half of 2014.
Published on July 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning
A new spy shots showing the new FAW-Xiali T102 SUV in the factory, indicating that mass production is eminent. The T102 was expected to debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April but didn’t show, debut is now expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.
Published on May 28, 2013 by Joey Wang
Published on February 7, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a Xiali N3 posing as the last generation Toyota Mark X. The conversion seems done professionally, with a neat body kit and all, which means there must be more Xiali’s like this. The front is a perfect copy of the Mark X, albeit a bit smaller. Read more »
Published on December 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A still very smooth Tianjin-Xiali TJ7101 police car, seen, where else?, in the great city of Tianjin where the Xiali factory stands. The Tianjin-Xiali is based on the 1983 Daihatsu Charade, production in China started in 1986 and continues until today. The Xiali TJ7101 was made from 1999 until 2007.
The vehicle seems small and underpowered for a police car but for sure it was very cheap, the base model went for 30.000 yuan and came with a tiny 1.0 three-cylinder, good for a 110km/h top speed, so the bad guys need at least something faster than that…
Published on August 12, 2012 by Joey Wang
This is Tuning with a capital T. A fine Tianjin-Xiali TJ700 with a Nissan V6 in the back, making this a true mid-engined hyper car. 300hp is only the start, or so the owner said. Power goes up to a full 600hp with a nitro-fueled overboost but that will only last for a minute max. All power goes to the rear wheels while a normal Xiali is very front-wheel drive. The Super Xiali isn’t officially street legal but it had license plates on…
Published on July 11, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Tianjin Xiali was based on the Daihatsu Charade. Tianjin Auto obtained a license to make the Charade hatchback and sedan in China. Production started in 1984 and continues with basically the same car until today, now called the Xiali N3.
A less well-known chapter in the Xiali history is the extended Xiali sedan which was made from 2003 until 2006. The sedan was extended by 8 centimeters around the B-pillar to create more space for the passengers in the back. Call it a cheap limo! Not that unusual in China, Chery made one too…
Published on May 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Xiali N3 has been launched on the Chinese car market. It didn’t happen at the Beijing Auto Show last month but rather sneakingly at the very local Qingdao Auto Show in Shandong Province. Strangely Xiali only showed the sedan but announced pricing for both the sedan and hatchback. The Xiali N3 is made by Tianjin-FAW Automobile, a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW).
Published on March 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
After the earlier spy shots today finally the first pics of the facelifted Tianjin Xiali N3. The N3 is one of the oldest car on the Chinese market, going back all the way to 1995 when production of the Xiali-branded Daihatsu Charade started in Tianjin. By the time it was simply called ‘Xiali’ but there are more Xiali’s now, the original has been renamed Xiali N3 and this is the newest version.