Spy Shots: facelifted Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback testing in China

Published on December 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

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.

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

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.

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

Roofspoiler is new. Good, the N3 certainly needed more downforce.

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

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.

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

First pic of the new dash. Compare:

Tianjin Xiali N3 hatchback

Via: Sohu.com.


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  1. RR ltd Co.- December 30, 2011 Reply

    How many facelifts has got this car so far? Maybe not so many like Jetta, but it should be put in museum after all 😛

  2. Hanzel- December 30, 2011 Reply

    just like the jetta, it will live forever.

  3. dragin- December 30, 2011 Reply

    Yes, RR ltd. it has a special spot reserved in industry history, having served well as a taxi, structural cracks and all, and as a basis for Geely’s early Haoqing.

  4. Rembrandt- February 27, 2013 Reply

    i hope they sell parts of it in the philippines,we have many charade enthusiast that can uplif the look of their rides,including me. i want to update the bumpers and the headlights

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