Spotted In China: Hongqi Yunhe CA5020 XBYA Stretched Wagon Hearse

Hongqi Yunhe CA5020 XBYA

On a beautiful cold autumn day in Beijing I met this great and giant Hongqi Yunhe CA5020 XYBA. Sadly it seemed the poor vehicle had been abandoned, dumped to turn into dust like the corpses she used to carry.

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The BAW Leichi Is A Chinese Variant Of The Jeep Cherokee XJ

BAW Leichi

This is the BAW Leichi, a Chinese variant of the Jeep Cherokee XJ, looking beautiful in black in what seems to be a holiday village. And check those front fenders! What was the Leichi, and how did she come to exist..?

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The Shuanghuan SHZJ213 Is Not A Jeep Cherokee XJ But Not Totally Not

Shuanghuan SHZJ213

This fine Chinese vehicle is a Shuanghuan SHJZH213. It looks a lot like a Jeep Cherokee XJ but it is not. It is however not totally-not a Jeep Cherokee XJ. Here is why:

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All The Hongqi Stretched Limousine Variants Based On The Audi 100/200

All The Hongqi Stretched Limousine Variants Based On The Audi 100/200

A Hongqi CA7220 EL1 stetched limousine, seen in Beijing in 2012. It is based on the Hongqi CA7220 sedan which in turn was based on the C3 Audi 100. The latter was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture from 1988 to 1999, alongside the more luxurious Audi 200.

FAW, or First Auto Works, is also the owner of the Hongqi (Red Flag) brand. Under a deal with Volkswagen the Chinese manufactured various Hongqi-branded sedans based on the Audi 100 and 200. Production started in 1996 and ended all the way up in 2005.

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The Beijing Auto T8, A Chinese Limousine Based On The Chrysler 300C

Beijing Auto T8

This is the Beijing Auto T8, the only one in the world, seen on a factory parking low, with plants growing up over the wheels.

The T8 was a concept car for a new flagship model for the Beijing Auto brand. Sadly, it was never shown in public and it never made it to the market.

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