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cuisine 11-16-2013 02:57 AM

Kawei auto

CCF mod 11-16-2013 05:01 AM

Re: Kawei auto SUV
So this is another new Chinese brand?
It is identical to Jinbei S50. Both companies probably have the same supplier of body shells.

dmitra 11-30-2013 05:32 AM

Re: Kawei auto SUV
They have a pickup called K1 with the "Ford F-150" face, which they recently displayed.

erik (laofan), cmvdc 12-06-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Kawei auto SUV
Something strange with this company. They use JNQ and LT designations, JNQ is from Chunzhou (Mudan), or Zhangjiagang Jiangnan. LT is from YTO (First Tractor). The Kawei K1 pickup (LT1030) has the same front end as the Chunzhou SUV II (JNQ6460). The pickup also exists under the designation JNQ5030 and KWZ5030. Jiangnan is part of Kawei, as I understood it well, but what is the relationship with YTO?

dmitra 12-07-2013 11:59 AM

Re: Kawei auto SUV
I could not find a direct link between YTO and Kawei but if you look at the specs of these three vehicles (examples only):

KWZ5030XGCE211 (Kawei brand) (Mfr: Jiangsu Kawei Special Purpose Vehicle Manufacturing Co)
JNQ5030XYZXK41 (Kawei) (Mfr: Jiangsu Kawei Automobile Industry Group Co)
LT1030MCC0 (Fude brand officially) (Mfr: China First Tractor Group Co.),

all list LT1030MCC0 as the common chassis. So is it possible that YTO is providing the chassis and Kawei the body, and both are producing the same vehicle at their respective plants? But then why does this YTO-built truck (LT1030MCQ1) display the Kawei logo and K.A.W.E.I.A.U.T.O moniker on its face in pictures? Was it a matter of getting the earliest production approval from the authorities, meaning that all the plants apply, then whoever gets the first nod can start up production, while the partner awaits its turn? I am speculating here, though.

Also there is this interesting fact to consider:
On this page, Kawei subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongxin Transportation Equipment Co. claims that it has been the body supplier to Huanghai, Brilliance, GAC GONOW, Tianma, Dongfeng, so that likely explains the commonality of the "Kia Sorento" type body of their respective vehicles i.e. Landscape/Qisheng F1, Jinbei S50, Saboo/Aoosed G3, Tianma Hero, Tuyi V20, as well as their own JNQ6460E2.

dmitra 01-17-2014 04:19 PM

Kawei Auto K1 pickup


dmitra 01-17-2014 04:20 PM

Kawei Auto K1 pickup
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dmitra 01-17-2014 04:21 PM

Kawei Auto W1 SUV
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CCF mod 01-19-2014 05:18 AM

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dmitra, do you have any information about this pickup?

And some more photos of Kawei models:

dmitra 01-19-2014 06:34 AM

Re: Kawei auto
Martin, that is an awesome thread you have found !

The maroon pickup is referred to as K1.5 and is a concept for now.

That Greenwheel Jummer-like "Hummer" buggy is new to me. Also, the single-cabin and extended-cabin K1 is something not seen previously.

See this article for Kawei's future programs:

CCF mod 01-19-2014 07:23 AM

K1.5? Seriously?
I hope production version will get more 'normal' name.

According to above article, Kawei is also developing another SUV (which looks almost the same as JiangLing S350) and an MPV (a copy of Dongfeng Shuai).

dmitra 01-19-2014 07:35 AM

Re: Kawei auto

Originally Posted by martin_krpan (Post 74777)
... Kawei is also developing another SUV (which looks almost the same as JiangLing S350) and an MPV (a copy of Dongfeng Shuai).

In all seriousness, though, I think they have just used general pictures in that little diagram. Shouldn't be reading too much into that :).

erik (laofan), cmvdc 01-21-2014 10:05 AM

Re: Kawei auto
D Mitra, I doubt that the 'Hummer' is made by Kawei. The logos are different.

dmitra 01-21-2014 11:30 AM

Re: Kawei auto
Hello Erik! Here I found something of interest. Apparently it is electric.

erik (laofan), cmvdc 01-21-2014 03:55 PM

Re: Kawei auto
The article says it is a Kawei product. Thanks D Mitra.

erik (laofan), cmvdc 01-21-2014 04:12 PM

Re: Kawei auto
I am not for 100% certain but these cars look like they are sold as MEV Hummers in Western Europe and the US. See

dmitra 01-22-2014 05:38 AM

Re: Kawei auto
Very interesting find, Erik. Looks like Kawei or one of their subsidiaries could be a contract manufacturer. No idea though on who is making the Daytona "mini hot rod" but that also seems a converted golf cart.

(BTW, Erik, I am tied up with some business at hand and will reply to your mail soon. Thanks)

CCF mod 01-23-2014 11:58 AM

Kawei K1

CCF mod 01-23-2014 11:59 AM

Kawei K1

dragin 01-24-2014 12:32 PM

Re: Kawei auto
Thanks Martin, DMitra and Erik for your interesting finds, and for your observations.

Here are two websites that give some insight into what this amazing company has been up to in recent years.

The company website home is:

China's auto industry pursuits certainly make fascinating bedfellows.....

dmitra 01-24-2014 01:10 PM

Re: Kawei auto
And thank you, Dragin, for those links.

micodelija 01-25-2014 09:03 AM

Re: Kawei auto
huanghai again deliver the body
suv and pick up's according to website without 4x4, no airbags
similar look to ford f-150, interior like kia sorento...

just horrible
i only like that those leather seats which look nice

micodelija 01-25-2014 09:04 AM

Re: Kawei auto
interesting note at website:

At present, under the mode of Kawei’s vehicle body platform, Kawei has achieved synchronous development with SG Automobile, Brilliance Auto, GAC Gonow, Dongfeng Motor, JAC, Yangzi Automobile, Haima Motor, Kaima Automobile, Foton and other companies, having developed SG Qisheng F1 CUV, SG Fortuna Ultimate pickups, SG Pickup King, Brilliance Jinbei S50SUV, Guangzhou Automobile Jiao Aoxuan G3SUV, Dongfeng SUV (to be launched in December 2012), JAC new-type pickups, Yangtze large pickups, Kama large pickup and other models.

all of those makers have those cheap basic pick up which have the same parts, like every bigger town have it own factory

ramaz 05-27-2014 01:27 PM

Re: Kawei auto
I see this car brand first

dmitra 06-23-2014 06:37 AM

Re: Kawei W1

dmitra 06-23-2014 06:37 AM

Re: Kawei W1

dmitra 08-25-2014 06:12 AM

Kawei W1
W1 pricing announced: 79,800-105,800 RMB

CCF mod 12-31-2014 04:36 PM

CCF mod 12-31-2014 04:36 PM

CCF mod 01-11-2015 10:59 AM

2015 K1 3.2T:

CCF mod 01-11-2015 11:00 AM

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W1 with new interior:

and W1 EV:

CCF mod 06-20-2017 07:16 AM

Electric MPV probably based on Jinbei 750

ausrutherford 06-20-2017 08:22 PM

Re: Kawei auto
Did Brilliance take over Kawei?

dmitra 06-21-2017 03:28 AM

Re: Kawei auto
No, ausrutherford. Recently auto parts maker Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. took over 35% stake in Jiangsu Kawei. Kawei group was held by two individuals, Minghua Meng and Lijun Jiang, holding 60 and 40 percent respectively. Beijing WKW acquired 21% from both of them as well as 14% by way of newly issued shares.

Beijing WKW also holds a a 48% stake in Wuzhoulong Motors.

Beijing WKW is one of the many partly-held Chinese subsidiaries of WKW Erbslöh Automotive GmbH. The Erbslöh group is owned by Walter Klein GmbH & Co. KG of Wuppertal (hence WKW) which is controlled by the Mayer family.

Beijing WKW and Wuzhoulong Motors are jointly planning an EV factory in Saxony.

dmitra 08-09-2017 02:35 PM

Kawei EV1 (electric SUV)
Kawei EV1 (JNQ6460BEV3), based on the W1 SUV, has already been launched. Powered by a 80 kW (40 kW rated) motor, range is 255 km.


Naviato84 09-17-2017 07:23 AM

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Have you any information about this H200 clone with Kawei logo ?

I saw it last March in Yinchuan, Ningxia.

Interestingly, it looks like exactly same than H200 Skywell.

dmitra 09-17-2017 11:25 AM

Re: Kawei auto
The JNQ6606BEV series and NJL6601BEV (D12) series were pure electric minibuses from Kawei and Skywell respectively, with the same body.

Unfortunately, due to some noncompliance issues (non-submission of an "electric bus safety technical conditions" test report which was required from the manufacturers due to mismatch of declared and actual specifications), the type approval for these vehicles was revoked.
(Use Ctrl+F to find the codes in the list)

dmitra 09-17-2017 12:32 PM

Kawei JNQ5022XXY electric cargo van
An interesting-looking vehicle revealed in the MIIT database:

dmitra 09-28-2017 01:17 PM

Kawei new variants launched
Kawei K150GT Youqibing pickup and W150 Louis SUV:

Big screen offered in W150 Louis SUV

dmitra 09-29-2017 01:03 PM

Kawei K150GT Ranger (Youqibing)
Apart from the obvious changes up front, the cargo bed and front fenders have been redesigned.

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