The Truth About Cars » EQ2050 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:29:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » EQ2050 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com In This Chinese Killing Machine Beats An American Heart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/in-this-chinese-killing-machine-beats-an-american-heart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/in-this-chinese-killing-machine-beats-an-american-heart/#comments Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:30:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423665 Christmas is over so we go back to war. This is the newest kill-machine of the Chinese army. It is a 4×4 armored vehicle based on the Dongfeng EQ2050 (thank you America!). The new car seems designed as a hit-and-run fast attack vehicle with a big turret on the roof for a big fat machine […]

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Christmas is over so we go back to war. This is the newest kill-machine of the Chinese army. It is a 4×4 armored vehicle based on the Dongfeng EQ2050 (thank you America!). The new car seems designed as a hit-and-run fast attack vehicle with a big turret on the roof for a big fat machine gun or rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

Battle stations. The power is designed in Columbus, Indiana, made in Xiangfan, China: A Cummins V8 diesel made by the Dongfeng-Cummins joint venture. Engines from the same company power many Chinese army vehicles including IFV’s and light tanks. Note the steel bars to support the turret.

The man indicates where the gun will be. It is a huge vehicle, the man is likely around 1.80 m.  The armor doesn’t seem very thick, see door, probably done deliberately to keep it light so it can go airborne.

On your doorsteps soon? Don’t worry, it’s an ABC, an American Born Chinese.

Dutchman Tycho de Feyter runs Carnewschina, a blog about cars in China, from Beijing, China. He also collects die-cast models of Chinese cars.

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Chinese Truck Sex: A Hummer, But No Cummins http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chinese-truck-sex-a-hummer-but-no-cummins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chinese-truck-sex-a-hummer-but-no-cummins/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:12:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397163 The civilian Chinese ersatz-HUMMER we had showed you here isn’t really for sale to civilians. Car News China had a great story a while ago about  China’s Dongfeng getting their hands legally on a Cummins engine by making a civilian version that no civilian can buy. Now, Car News China (which must be following the […]

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The civilian Chinese ersatz-HUMMER we had showed you here isn’t really for sale to civilians. Car News China had a great story a while ago about  China’s Dongfeng getting their hands legally on a Cummins engine by making a civilian version that no civilian can buy. Now, Car News China (which must be following the dealings of China’s Dongfeng for a living) has a story about a Chinese ersatz-Hummer that even a lowly civilian like myself might be able to buy.

The peacetime Hummer is, says Car News China, “based on the EQ2050 but with a very different style, more like the Hummer H2 than the Humvee.” Not much is known about the demilitarized truck, except that it “will use a new petrol engine instead of the American diesels that power the military version.” Those inscrutable Chinese. Now that they would have a chance to sell an American diesel to the public, they don’t want to. More pictures at Car News China.

 

 

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