October 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very rare Tongtian Glow hatchback, seen in the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province by reader Pinut187, thank you for the pictures! The Tongtian Glow, or Tongtian Geluo in Chinese, was made from 2004 until 2007 by the Jiangbei Machinery Plant in Jilin Province in north east China. The Glow was not a great success and quality was reasonable at best, so seeing one today is very special, especially so far down south.
February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a very special second hand car on sale in Beijing. This is a 2004 Tongtian Glow, or Tongtian Geluo in Chinese. It was made from 2004 until 2007 and developed by the Jiangbei Machinery Plant from Jilin Province.
In 2005 Jiangbei was absorbed by Jiangnan Auto from Henan Province. The Tongtian Glow was based on the Suzuki Alto that was also made by Jiangbei under license from Suzuki, that car is still in production today as the Jiangnan TT. Production of the Glow ended in 2007 when Jiangnan was bought by Zoyte Automobile.