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Beijing Automobile Works Co., Ltd is one of the pioneers of Chinese automobile industry, the origin and epitome of the development of automobile industry in Beijing in the last half century, and the representative brand of the nation.

The former Beijing Automobile Works was founded in 1958 as the second largest automobile factory in China, with its name inscribed by Mr. Zhude, Chairman of the National People’s Congress. In 2001, it was developed into Beijing Automobile Works Co., Ltd. (BAW) based on modern enterprise system.

BAW has been manufacturing light off-road vehicles and trucks for 40 years, and is crowned as "family of road-off vehicles". While focusing on off-road vehicles, it also develops commercial vehicles and special vehicles to meet the demands of military users, the domestic civilian market as well as the overseas market.With an accumulated productive capacity of over 1 million vehicles, and a sound contribution to the economic development and national defense, it becomes the fixed supplier of military purpose vehicles and the backbone company in the light off-road industry.

BAW, headquartering in Chaoyang District of Beijing, has two separate plants, one in Chaoyang District, the other in Shunyi District. The capacity is 100,000 units per year. Its comprehensive distribution and service network covers the whole Chinese market, including all the provinces, cities and municipalities.

BAW takes the lead in China in independent R&D and manufacturing, the fruits of which include 4 series of products, military light off-road vehicles, civilian light off-road vehicles (SUV), trucks and amphibious vehicles. It has also established numerous independent brands, including Lu Ba (light off-road vehicle), Qi Ling (light &middle truck), Lu Ling (pickup), Zhan Qi and amphibious vehicle, etc.


Beijing Auto Works BJ2032 Tornado:
http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/03/20/history-the-beijing-auto-works-bj2032-tornado/




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Some information about BAW from their web site.

BAW enjoys its experience of 40 years' manufacturing light off-road vehicles and trucks, and is crowned as "family of road-off vehicles" While focusing on off-road vehicles, it also develops commercial vehicles and special vehicles to meet the demands of military users, the domestic civilian market and the overseas market. With accumulated products of over 1 million vehicles, and sound contribution to the economic development and national defense, it becomes the fixed supplier of military purpose vehicles and the backbone company in the light off-road industry.

BAW, headquartering in Chaoyang district of Beijing, has two separate plants, one in Chaoyang district the other in Shunyi district. The capacity is 100,000 units per year. Its comprehensive distribution and service networks cover the whole Chinese market, including all the provinces, cities and municipalities.

BAW takes the lead in China in independent R&D and manufacturing, the fruits of which are 4 series of product, military light off-road vehicles, civilian light off-road vehicles (SUV), trucks and amphibious vehicles. It has also established numerous independent brands, including Lu Ba (light off-road vehicle),Qi Ling (light &middle truck),Lu Ling (pickup),Zhan Qi and amphibious vehicle, etc.

BAW has set up advanced quality control system, and has passed ISO9001-2000, the civilian quality standard and GJB9001-2000,the military quality standard.
BAW has exported more than 20000 vehicles, including thousands of trade export, to 30 countries and regions, such as America, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates, Iran and so on.






Beijing Auto Works Dongfanghong BJ760:
http://chinacarhistory.com/2017/09/...g-bj760-is-a-beautiful-chinese-russian-sedan/
 

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The distinction of being first

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In 1984 Combined with AMC, an American carmaker, to organize the first joint venture company, Beijing Jeep, Ltd. (BJC), producing middle and top class off road vehicle.
Beijing Auto Works signed the first joint venture with a foreign carmaker when it connected with American Motors Corp (AMC) on May 5,1983. But the venture did not jointly produce cars until January of 1984, months after the first Santanas rolled off the line at Shanghai Auto and Tractor (modern day SAIC) in 1983. VW, the much more successful outsider, signed its JV agreement in 1984.

AMC was then absorbed by Chrysler in 1987, and eleven years later, in 98 Chrysler was absorbed by Daimler.

In 2003 Daimler Chrysler renewed the contract for 30 years. However, I have recently learned that the production of Jeeps by the joint venture ceased at the beginning of this year. I don't know how Daimler and Chrysler are going to divvy up their assets in Beijing, but it looks like from this year on, Chrysler will only import Jeeps to China.

What is especially curious about BAW, is that it still produces jeeps almost in downtown Beijing, in the Chaoyang District, where it has assembled vehicles from the beginning. That's while all the Mercedes, Mitsubishi and Hyundais are being produced at new plants of the BAIC joint ventures, outside the city.
 

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martin_krpan said:
BAW's website is not bashful about saying that this Luba is built on a Toyota (Prado?) platform.

"….LUBA SUV for police use exhibits excellent appearance and performance due to the following features: its Toyota platform,……" engine, etc.

That must mean they have a technical agreement or license with Toyota, right? How do Toyota partners FAW and Guangzhou feel about that, I wonder? Partnerships don't seem to be exclusive anymore.

And nowadays Toyota seems omnipresent in China.
 
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