It's become somewhat common knowledge at this point that Chinese auto consumers tend to appreciate long-wheelbase cars that they be chauffeured in, but that doesn't mean there isn't a market for trucks and SUVs. Remember, a Chinese company tried to buy Hummer. With that in mind, we bring you the trucks and SUVs of the Beijing Auto Show.
First up is one of the most interesting pieces in the segment. With a name like the ZX Auto Grand Tiger and an uncanny resemblance to an older Toyota Hilux, you know it has to be awesome, and it doesn't disappoint. This lifted 4X4 is slightly larger than Crew Cab Long Bed Nissan Frontier and gets its motivation from a 2.4-liter gasoline four-cylinder that makes 134 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Not much, and the 75 mph top speed reflects that, but a svelte 2932-pound curb weight certainly helps.
If you don't need hauling capabilities on your off-road excursions, take a gander over at the BAIC B40 Special Edition SUV. No, it's not a Jeep knock-off, it's an actual Jeep thanks to a partnership spanning over two decades. This particular model sports a 2.8-liter engine that makes 154 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque running on gasoline. With that extra power, you'll even get a little more top end out of it as its good for 93 mph flat-out.
Or, you could go an alternate route. This Longbo H2 is no knock-off either, unfortunately. The trusty Hummer has been subjected to a wild body kit with dozens of shiny bits and extra lights as well as some Swarovski Crystal bits. It's the same story behind the sissor-style doors with a custom leather interior, DVD video system and even a chromed grenade for a gear selector. A custom exhaust system and 26-inch wheels complete the package.