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1000 Xiali autos will set sail from Tianjin port at the end of this month bound for Syria, the trade and distribution center of the Middle East. The Xiali N3 model makes up the principal part of this shipment.

Mr. Wei Jianguo, Vice Minister of Commerce, stated recently that auto and auto part manufacturing symbolized the high level of technology and comprehensive competitiveness of China's industrial sector. The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will adopt effective measures to encourage and support independently developed, native auto brands in an effort to develop the overseas market.

Xiali started as part of Japan's Daihatsu. But, during the past 18 years, engineers of Tianjin FAW have made numerous technological improvements and upgrades to the original model. Currently, the Xiali series is nearly 100% produced in China. After absorbing Daihatsu's core technologies, the Tianjin company has established the first auto platform with completely independent intellectual property rights in China. Last August, they successfully developed the vigorous Xiali N3 on this platform. Immediately after entering the market, the new model received a warm welcome from all around the country with its fashionable appearance and high quality.
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Xiali -facelift ?

This Xiali looks somehow different. I think it's a new model. Looks handsome in my opinion :)


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Xiali -facelift ?

Hello Raul, this new version is named Xiali A+. (like my bloodgroup). The difference is only a minor change of the grille and the black inside the headlights, and the picture is taken from a very low point. So that makes this 'new' feeling.
Greetings! Erik
Thanks for the info Erik !

Xiali has made a miracle to make that old Charade look good again.
Sale of N3 prohibited in Beijing.

You may, or may not have heard that in 2008, Beijing will hold the Olympic games for the first time. One problem though - the pollution. Its been talked about, its been gossiped about, but most of all its been over exaggerated, a lot. Sure Beijing is dirty, but it aint that dirty that you have to keep your athletes in Seoul, Korea, (presumably the cleanest city, in the world) and fly them into Beijing as and when they are needed (we’re thinking of the USA team here, thanks for adding to the pollution, guys) Beijing has gotten tough on air pollution as of late, it banned a million cars from the roads, then it set up a system where cars with odd or even numbered license plates could enter the city on which day (we have no idea how the odd/even thing works) the central government even banned 444 different vehicles from being produced! One more Beijing city government has done is to enact a law stating that cars with less than level 3 emissions standards cannot be sold within the city limits, lots of trouble for Xia Li then. There best selling mini car, the N3, doesnt meet Chinese level 3 emissions levels, (it probably doesn’t meet any level), so Tianjin Xia Li have quietly pulled it from the market in Beijing.
1) N3 sales down a lot recently..

2) Weizhi is also suffering

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China's FAW Xiali Auto sees Jan.-Sept. net falling 50%-100%

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Last Update: 6:55 AM ET Oct 10, 2007Print E-mail Subscribe to RSS Disable Live Quotes

BEIJING (MarketWatch) -- Chinese compact-car maker Tianjin FAW Xiali said Wednesday it expects its January-September net profit to plunge between 50% and 100% from a year earlier due to severe competition in the local economy car market.
FAW Xiali's forecast follows the dismal performance so far this year of the economy car sector, as the country's growing wealthy classes eschew smaller cars in favor of mid-sized and luxury models.
Based on the forecast, FAW Xiali may have earned at most CNY0.097 a share, according to a Dow Jones Newswires calculation. At worst, its entire profit may have disappeared during the three quarters, compared with net earnings of CNY0.193 a share in the year-earlier period. Net profit in the January-September period last year was CNY307.5 million.
The company has already seen its first half net profit slide 40% from a year earlier.
FAW Xiali is scheduled to issue its third-quarter earnings Oct. 29. The company, along with its controlling shareholder China FAW Group Corp., has a joint venture with Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. (TM:toyota motor corp sp a

Sales in China's subcompact market, where FAW Xiali's main products - Xiali N3, Vizi, Vela, and Weizhi; priced at CNY32,000 to CNY68,000 - are positioned, only grew 3% during the seven months to end-July, according to data from Automotive Resources Asia Ltd., a division of J.D. Power and Associates.
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Re: FAW Xiali C1 (Weizhi)

FAW Xiali Auto to cancel Xiali brand next year

September 12, 2008

Shanghai, September 12 ( A senior sales officer at Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile Co, Toyota Motor Co's Chinese partner, said the company will launch a new small car to replace the long-lived Xiali brand by March or April next year.

"The new car with come with a different name in both the sedan and hatchback version," said Wang Lixin, chief executive of Tianjin FAW Auto Sales Co in charge of South China sales, told Nanfang Daily in an interview.

According to Wang, the automaker plans to launch six new car models in the market in the next two or three years, which will include the Xiali replacement, an upgraded Weizhi, a 4.5-meter-long A-segment car, among some others.

Tianjin FAW Xiali said earlier this week it will keep its annual sales target of 400,000 units by 2010 by bringing more new models. It has just launched the 2009 Weizhi this week.

Currently it has an output capacity of 230,000 units, with a 150,000-unit plant nearby and an overseas facility (of 100,000-unit output) scheduled to be completed by 2010.
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FAW Xiali hits new lows with production and sales numbers falling over 50% in May

Following a full morning of poor trading, FAW Xiali's stock value fell to a minimum level on Thursday noon, Caijing reported on Friday. While other manufacturers are reporting increasing sales, both of FAW Xiali's production capacity and sales amounts respectively fell 53.8 percent and 55.1 percent in May.

According to statistics, FAW Xiali manufactured 11,453 vehicles and sold 10,233 vehicles in May. Those numbers are far less than the 17,615 vehicles produced and 15,869 vehicles sold by the manufacturer last May. The manufacturer's cumulative production and sales volumes for the first months of the year totaled 71,173 vehicles and 64,381 vehicles, representing year-on-year declines of 30.2 percent and 44.3 percent, respectively.

Cumulative sales volumes of the manufacturer's flagship Xiali and Weizhi series from January to May totaled 48,569 vehicles and 15,812 vehicles, respectively. The Xiali's sales result is 59.48 percent less than the amount reported a year ago, while the Weizhi's sales grew 2.38 percent. Both model lines' total production volumes decreased over 20 percent over those time periods.

According to a recent analysis done by China Merchants Securities, FAW Xiali's prospects for the near future depend on the sales performances of FAW's Japanese models, as FAW Xiali owns a 30 percent share in FAW Toyota, as well as the overall performance of parent company FAW Group. FAW Xiali has suffered heavily due to its lack of new and competitive models to deal with its rivals, with the manufacturer reporting a deficit last year of 1.31 billion yuan ($212.89m) after deducing income made on investments.
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"Xiali" brand officially laid to rest.

Production of the N3 ended in December 2015, N7 in April 2017, and N5 in May 2017. Sales of the Xiali brand (N5 only) continued up to December 2017. The mainstay of Tianjin FAW now seems to be only the Junpai cars as Weizhi too has been struggling. The Weizhi V5 has been manufactured up to June 2017, with sales reported till December 2017. The Weizhi V2 is made only for export.
Pursuant to the formation of Tianjin Bordrin Automobile Co., Ltd., the 80:20 JV between Nanjing Bordrin New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. and Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile Co., Ltd., FAW Xiali has stopped Jumpal (Junpai) production to retool the plant for Bordrin cars. The last Jumpal cars were made in June (D80 and D80 EV) and reportedly FAW Xiali will retire the Jumpal (Junpai) brand.

If this is true, then Jumpal's three latest models will end up having very short life cycles, having existed for only a year or so. There is also the question whether KD export of Weizhi vehicles, V2 and V5, will permanently cease (or may have already ceased?).
Disposal of FAW Xiali

Tianjin FAW Xiali will leave the FAW group, be transferred without compensation to China Railway Materials Co., Ltd. as a mere shell company and cease to exist as a carmaker (further details in the articles). It will still remain a bourse-listed company. FAW Xiali's existing assets and liabilities will be transferred to a designated subsidiary of the FAW group. The automobile production license will be transferred to (or converted to a new license for) the new JV Tianjin Bordrin, 80% of which is held by Nanjing Bordrin New Energy Auto.
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