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Beijing Auto Show Preview: BYD E6

April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

The production version of the BYD E6 was waiting outside the exibition hall for the Beijing Auto Show. On the right a BYD E6 taxi from a pilot project in Shenzhen. The E6 is a pure electric MPV and can drive, so BYD sais, 300 km on a single charge, top speed is 160km/h and it ony needs 15 minutes for a 80% charge. Mind that last claim, that is not a charge at home but at a special ‘3C’ full-powered charging station.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: New JAC Refine

April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC released the first pictures if the new Refine. This ain’t no facelift but a completely new car, the impressive front loox very 2020; we like. Size: 5100×1840×1970mm, wheelbase 3080mm. Engine is the same 2.0 litre turbo as the facelifted Eagle we saw earlier today but strangely with a lot more torque: 260nm for the Refine against 235 for the Eagle. Horsepower is 177hp and that is almost the Eagle’s 178. Price will start around 170.000 rmb.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: New JAC Eagle

April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the facelifted Eagle SUV from JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Corporation). The Eagle is based on the old generation Hyundai Santa Fe and got a brand new front. Hyundai and JAC have a joint venture and JAC got a licence for building the Santa Fe. The Eagle will get JAC new 2.0 litre turbo with [email protected] and [email protected] Other engines include an older 2.4, the 2.0 without turbo and a 1.9 litre turbo diesel.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: Geely GLEagle G5 Arrives

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Geely’s sub-brand GLEagle (aka Global Hawk) brings on the new G5 concept. It is a classical Chinese with a huge blingbling grille, the spiritual successor of the unsuccessful Geely Meirenbao that was once China’s first sports car.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: Hongqi CA7600J Arrives

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW’s luxury brand Honqi (Red Flag) will display the impressive CA7600J on the Beijing Auto Show. The car became famous when it showed up at the 1-Oktober military parade in Beijing last year. The bullet-proof  machine is 6 meters long and is powered by a 300kw V12.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: BAW B40

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

It took BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) two years to get the 2008 concept in production. The B40 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next Friday. The name stayed, as did all the concept’s lines. The B40 loox like a modern interpretation of the ancient Jeep Wrangler, Jeep once was in a joint venture with BAW, called ‘Beijing-Jeep’. However, they didn’t make the Wrangler.

The B40’s design is very likable and it’s two-doors-only make sure it almost has no competition. There might be a reason for that; who will buy it? Still very brave of BAW to bring this wonderfull machine to the world. Engines likely 2.0 and 2.4 petrols.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: BAW B90

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Another suv from BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) and a one we didn’t see coming. It’s called the B90 and BAW almost kept it completely secret until Friday when the Beijing Auto Show starts. Almost. The B90 is a large suv in Range Rover style, very nice indeed. No word yet on engines but the front loox big enough for a V8. More as we know it.

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Beijing Auto Show Preview: BAW 007 SUV

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) will bring a new medium sized suv to the Beijing Auto Show. The 007 will debut on Saturday April 24. Engines: 2.0 and 2.4 litre petrol, both four-cylinders. The picture above is the first official picture from BAW that leaked out just a few days to early. Car loox good; trendy, suvy and roofrails. Picture is taken from a roadside poster somewhere near the exhibition center. Usually these are covered until the start of the show. Someone forgot.

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BAW C71 Concept based on Saab 9-5

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) bought the old 9-3 and 9-5 platforms from GM-Saab before Spyker bought the rest. The C71 concept is based on the old 9-5 and will debut at the Beijing Auto Show on Friday. BAW didn’t change too much, a new concept-like front and that’s about it. More as we know.

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Lamborghini LP670-4 SV Special Edition for China

April 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Lamborghini will bring a special China-only LP670-4 SV to the Beijing Auto Show. Lambo will make ten, 0-10 excluding no.4 which is a unlucky number in China. The ‘000’ car on the pictures was spotted in Volkswagens headquarters here in Beijing. Biggest difference with a regular SV is the color scheme, the China Special Edition has a lot of orange.

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