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Chinese manufacturer with a history dating back to 1958, when it produced a small car in the Volkswagen Käfer mould. Arguably best known to older observers for its off-road vehicles, favoured by the Chinese military, and for many years the standard 4×4 in China. Beijing (Beijing Automobile Works, or BAW) entered into its agreement with AMC, and made the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) under licence in China from the 1980s. Beijing was proud of its history in off-road vehicles and showed a number of concepts in 2008, some of which reached production in the 2010s. After acquiring old Saab tech from GM, parent company BAIC (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd.) launched a new brand, Senova, to market the cars derived from it. By 2019, with a widening model range and new entrants with no Saab connection, other than the Chinese translation of the name, BAIC wound up the brand to focus on its parent one, showing off a new Beijing logotype in the process. Former Senova vehicles were incorporated into the Beijing range, joining the off-road vehicles.



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