Tengzhong’s bid for Hummer may have ultimately failed, but it just goes to show that the Chinese have an appreciation for vehicles that can go anywhere. In the spirit of four-wheeling, we bring you some select trucks and SUVs from the 2010 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 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 more than 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 Crystals. It’s the same story behind the scissor-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.