May 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Back now to the BAW dealer in Beijing for a healthy shot of Zhanqi variants. We kick off with the BJ2032HKD34, yes they all have these beautiful names, a four-door short-bed pickup truck. Sporty alloys, bull bar, and rack are factory standard.
May 10, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Recently I suddenly saw a lot of brand new Beijing Auto Works BJ212 off-roaders on the road, and not only down countryside but also in the city proper. The BJ212 was effectively banned from town because it was too dirty, killing shops in the process. So what was going on? Time to find out…
May 10, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
The new WEY VV7 SUV was launched on the Chinese car market last month. Time thus for a visit to the WEY dealer in Beijing. Yes, the dealer, because as for now there is only one. They are based in a brand new building just outside the eastern section of the Fifth Ring Road.
July 6, 2016 by Joey Wang
While on the way to other places I jumped into a Zotye dealer in China to find information about the Zotye SR8 Porsche Macan clone. They said that production hasn’t started yet but they also said they would get it this year. It actually seems mass production has started already as the SR8 looked pretty much finished on the last photos we saw.
While I was there anyway I decided to have a look at their other cars, of which they really had only one: the T600 and the new T600 Sport. No other Zotyes in town! I asked where all the other cars were, and they didn’t know. They did however have all the brochures.
January 6, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
And that good day I went for a visit to a BAW shop near my home. They sell the BAW BJ212 and the Zhanqi series of 4×4 vehicles. The shop is located in the Dongba area, just outside the east section of the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. When I was there they had about fifteen vehicles around. On the first photo two brand new BJ212’s ready for delivery.
August 29, 2012 by Joey Wang
China’s automakers have seen high automobile inventories over the past six months, prompting many to worry whether the country’s car industry is facing a crisis.
According to information published online earlier this month by the China Automobile Dealers Association, the comprehensive inventory index of automobile dealers reached 1.98 in June, up from 1.88 in May.
July 1, 2012 by Joey Wang
Going local to the great city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province where the new Geely GLEagle GC7 was launched at a dealer, and when you can have a party, you should have a party! To celebrate such and such the dealer had one GC7 sexed up with black and orange wrap. We dig, loox really hip. Now, another look at how things go in the provinces:
March 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
China became Ferrari’s second-largest market worldwide in 2010 and the Italians want more. Ferrari is therefore expanding its Chinese dealer network. Traditionally the big money was on the east coast but nowadays there are also many potential Ferrari buyers in the rich cities of the west and southwest.
February 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
How things can go wrong in the countryside. Here we have a fine story from ChinaDaily about a village nearby the great city of Xi’an that rents out a school building to an auto dealer. The building was donated by a wealthy Hong Kong philanthropist who is not happy. Children ain’t happy either. Messy local politics in China! Read on:
XI’AN – A village’s primary school built with donated funds has been turned into an auto dealership, and villagers say the local government in Weinan, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, must intervene.
August 4, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
A man surnamed Wang shows the 60,000 yuan ($9,132) of coins he used to buy a Chery car at a car dealership in Xianyang city, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, August 1, 2011. Wang, who is a flour wholesaler, used a van to transport the seven sacks of coins, which he had amassed through flour sales to business clients including steamed bread shops and noodle manufacturers.