Beijing presented several SUV vehicles at Auto China.
source: Gasgoo.comApril 23, 2008 - The Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd debuted six own-brand models carrying the “Beijing” logo at the 2008 Beijing international auto show.
Of the six own-brand models on display, three are ordinary and luxury “Beijing” concept cars: “Beijing 800”, "Beijing 700” and “Beijing 700R”, and two are new SUV and one Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). The general manager of Beijing Automotive Wang Dazong said that Beijing Auto is dedicated to creating its independent R&D system. The concept cars on display this time are just the initial fruits of the R&D efforts by Beijing Auto and then the company will boost its R&D capability and production capacity on the basis of collecting lots of suggestions.
Meanwhile, the ‘Beijing’ trademark is also launched with a design similar to Chinese character “北" (which means ‘North’) "The ‘Beijing’ brand in the new era is promoted to be China-famous or even world-famous top passenger vehicle,” said Wang.
Sources said that the Hybrid Electric Vehicles on display are equipped with own-brand Double rotor machine (DRM) technology. The system has integrated the technologies of the electric control gasoline engine, double rotor machine (DRM), electromagnetic clutch, high-power Li-ion batteries.
source: Gasgoo.comApril 28, 2008 - As one of the time-honored Chinese car brands, the "Beijing" brand was restored to its former glory at the 2008 Beijing auto show. Three conventional "Beijing" cars, a new "Beijing" LOGO, and three "Beijing" mid-class and luxury sedan concepts were displayed at the show. The own-brand Beijing concept sedans is slated for mass production in 2010, said Xu Heyi, chairman of Beijing Auto.
The "Beijing" car is one of the earliest Chinese car brands. The BJ212 and BJ130 light utility vehicles were the masterpieces of Chinese auto industry back in the 1960s-1970s. With the opening of China's auto market, Beijing jeeps, once widely used for civilian and military purposes, faded from the fierce international competition for lack of new products to meet the market challenge and demands.
At this year's Beijing auto show, the "Beijing" brand cars showed sign of recovery. The famous brand will be restored to its former glory through its new series self-developed by Beijing Auto as its brand-new products in the mid-class and luxury segment. The Beijing 800 and Beijing 800 concepts displayed at the auto show are the first two models of the Beijing sedan series and will start production in 2010.
The launch of the new Beijing concept sedans is expected to bring the auto-making capabilities of Beijing Auto to a new height and build a window for the world to have a new look at the glorious "Beijing" brand cars.