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Beijing Automobile Works Co.,Ltd
Type Subsidiary of state-owned Beijing Automotive Group[1]
Founded 1953
Headquarters Chaoyang, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Industry Automotive
Parent Beijing Automotive Group
Website baw.com.cn

Beijing Automobile Works (BAW) (北京汽车制造厂有限公司), sometimes abbreviated as BAW, is a Chinese car manufacture based in Beijing. BAW produces light off-road vehicles and trucks. BAW produces civilian as well as military vehicles.

HistoryEdit

Beijing Automobile Works was founded in 1953 as The First Accessory Factory and was renamed to Beijing Automobile Works in 1958. In 1987 the company merged with Beijing Motorcycle Company to become the Automobile and Motorcycle United Company (BAM).

The modern company, Beijing Automobile Works Co.,Ltd (BAW), was founded in 2001 and incorporates the original Beijing Automobile Works, as well as the first Chinese automobile joint venture Beijing Jeep, Beijing Automobile Assembly and Foton.

Subsidiaries include: Beijing Hyundai Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz China

Company HistoryEdit

Beijing Automobile Works was founded in 1953 as The First Accessory Factory with the production of car parts starting in 1955 later making original farmtractors and buses from those vehicle parts and sold under the name Dongfeng Hong Works Limited in Peking. The same company was again renamed as Beijing Automobile Works in 1958 when complete automobiles were now being manufactured.  

American Motor Corporation began negotiations in 1979 to sell its vehicles in China and gain access to then low-cost Chinese labor. The Chinese wanted more-modern automotive technology; Beijing Jeep suited the needs of both parties and produced the American Motors Jeep Cherokee (XJ) in Beijing. While talks began in the late 1970s, operation started in 1985. Chinese assembly of the legendary JEEP CJ5 4X4 Series and then the more modern Cherokee 4WD models continued after Chrysler purchased AMC as did production of the classic Beijing BJ212-based SUVs that shared the same running gear. 

The then model BEIJING BJ212 from 1983 was mostly developed at BAW themselves and it was powered by Chinese running gear made under license from the original Russian Volga company who provided the most mechanicals for BAW. The vehicle was available in two versions, a 2 door model called the BJ212A and a 4 door model the BJ212 with both hardtop and soft top versions available quickly they resembled a mixture of Landrover with Jeep bodystyles but were inspired by the original Russian UAZ 469B of the 1970s a popular useful 4X4 model that was the Soviet Jeep equivalent besides the better known LADA Niva for export or when these were sold in Russia as the VAZ Niva. The Beijing JEEP 4WD or Beijing BJ212 4X4 Series soon became a huge successful model for BAW and soon other much improved models followed with other modified versions launched too .

The modern company Beijing Automobile Works Co Ltd (BAW) was founded in 2001 and incorporates the original Beijing Automobile Works, as well as the first Chinese automobile joint venture Beijing Jeep, Beijing Automobile Assembly and Foton Motor to form a huge automobile manufacturing group of divisions. From 2005 recently their range of trucks have been brand renamed as BLAC or Beijing Light Automobiles Company as a subsidiary for their own trucks models all based on the original Japanese ISUZU Elf models.



ModelsEdit

BAW Luba China 2014-04-17

BAW Luba

BAW Yusheng 007 01 China 2014-04-16

BAW Yusheng 007

Passenger carsEdit

Pickups

  • Luling (based on the Isuzu TF)
  • Luling SUV
  • Futain Sapu

Trucks

  • BJ-130 Sols under the BLAC brandname based on the Isuzu Elf
  • BJ-136 sold under the BLAC brandname same as above
  • Chingkangshan was a 1960s 2,5 ton truck based on the original Soviet GAZ 57 made at its own CMMV factory at Nanjing, China
  • Qiling/Fenix (based on the Isuzu N series)
  • Qilong/Tonik/BL1 (based on the Isuzu N series)

Minibus

  • Haice/Haise/B6 - a license built fourth generation Toyota Hiace
  • Ambulance - based on the Haice
  • BJ6490A – Mitsubishi L300 with a different front end
  • BD6

Military vehicles

  • BJ210 (based on the Jeep M-170)
  • BJ212(4X4)
  • BJ2020VJ(4X4)
  • BJ2022(4X4)(Brave Warrior)
  • BJ2020VAJ(4X4)
  • BJ20203(4X4)
  • BJ2032VJ(4X4)
  • BJ80J[2]/D[3]/C[4] (C designation removed since 2016, known as BJ80.)[5]

Other

  • Flagship
  • Towdoorjeep
  • Jinggangshan (based on the Volkswagen Beetle)
  • CB4
  • Dongfanghong BJ760 (based on the GAZ Volga M21)
  • Dongfanghong BJ761
  • Hongwei BJ761
  • BJ750
  • BJ751
  • BJ752
  • BJ6490 (based on the Holden Commodore VS station wagon)
  • E-series

Off RoadEdit

Minibus

  • Haice/Haise/B6 - a license built fourth generation Toyota Hiace
  • Ambulance - based on the Haice
  • BJ6490A – Mitsubishi L300 with a different front end
  • BD6

Light TrucksEdit

  • B1
  • BJ-130 (based on the Isuzu Elf)
  • BJ-136
  • BJ6490
  • BL1
  • Qiling/Fenix (based on the Isuzu N series)
  • Qílóng/Tonik/BL1 (based on the Isuzu N series)

Military vehicles

  • BJ210 (based on the Jeep M-170)
  • BJ212(4X4)
  • BJ80J[2]/D[3]/C[4] (C designation removed since 2016, known as BJ80.)[5]
  • BJ2020VAJ(4X4)
  • BJ2020VJ(4X4)
  • BJ2022(4X4)(Brave Warrior)
  • BJ2023(4X4)
  • BJ2032VJ(4X4)
  • Flagship - aquatic truck
  • Yongshi

Other

  • Twodoorjeep
  • BAW Models and PICTURE GALLERY 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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