Posts Tagged ‘tianjin-xiali’
Published on May 28, 2013 by Joey Wang
Published on February 7, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
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 Feyter
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 Feyter
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 Feyter
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 Feyter
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.
Published on January 23, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Here we have an interesting Tianjin-Xiali TJ700 with a Mitsubishi-badge on the grille, badge ain’t that straight anymore. I found this great machine on a cold cold day, winter here, on a street not far from my home in Beijing. Weird front-lights are after-market.
Published on January 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The Tianjin Xiali is more than just a car in China, it is a part o’ life. It was one of the first mass-produced vehicles that actually could be bought by individuals.
It was the utmost famous taxi in the whole of northern China where streets literally colored red because all the Xiali-taxi’s where painted red. It was a car that people could hate with passion because it frequently broke down, it was also a car that people loved because its tiny engine started on even the coldest day.
The Tianjin Xiali was a licensed copy of the Daihatsu Charade, production of the first TJ730 started in China in 1986, production continues until today with the current Xiali N3, which by la way will be facelifted soon. In a later article more on the Xiali’s history, today we look at Extreme Xiali Tuning from China! On the first pic a nice pink example with Lambo-doors.
Published on January 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A very rare car again, actually, there is likely only one. This is a self-made convertible based on the Xiali TJ700 hatchback which was a licensed copy of the Daihatsu Charade. The person who made this mad machine didn’t take it easy, he removed the rear doors, took the roof off, welded everything back together again, added a rear wing, and added Mitsubishi-badges.