Spotted in China: Hongqi CA 7202E3 Shijixing taxi

Hongqi CA 7202E3 Shijixing

A very nice Hongqi CA 7202E3 Shijixing taxi seen here parked on a street in Beijing. The Hongqi (Red Flag) CA7202 series were based on the Audi 100 that was made by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture in Changchun, Jilin Province. FAW, First Auto Works, is also the owner of the iconic Hongqi brand.

Hongqi CA 7202E3 Shijixing

The Shijixing, aka Century Star in English, was powered by a 2.0 Nissan VG20 V6 that pooped out 92kw, good for a 175km/h top speed. The Century Star was made from 2000 until 2005, over the years many interesting version were born including a full-size limousine and a parade car.

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There are many Hongqi taxis in Daqing.