Spy Shots: facelifted Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback testing in China
Published on December 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Earlier this week we saw the first spy shots of the facelifted Tianjin Xiali N3 sedan, now we got the facelifted hatchback from all sides. Changes at the front are the same; the soft lines from the old car have gone and instead the N3 got it straight, bonnet seems a few cm higher as well.
Current Xiali N3. Another big change up front: the Xiali-logo has been replaced with the ‘winged-1’ FAW-logo. Xiali is a brand of Tianjin Automobile which is a subsidiary of First Auto Works (FAW). The full name of this machine of this machine is therefore Tianjin-FAW Xiali N3. The ‘Xiali’ was one of the very first passenger cars available for the general public in China and based on the Daihatsu Charade. It is not a copy, Tianjin Automobile got a license to build it in China under the Xiali-name.
Roofspoiler is new. Good, the N3 certainly needed more downforce.
Price of the current car starts at 24.800 yuan and ends at 48.000 yuan, making is the cheapest sedan on sale on the China car market. There are two engines: a 1.0 with 48kw and 89nm and a 1.4 with 63kw and 110nm, both mated to a 5-speed manual. Price for the new car will be about the same, good old engines will continue.
First pic of the new dash. Compare: