Bordrin’s customer-led design.

By Mark Andrews

Car Design News. 07/11/2019

Why there will be no family look over the Bordrin range of EVs

Had you caught a cab in Beijing in the ‘90s or even early ‘00s, chances are it would have been a Xiali, a brand consisting of a range of vehicles based on the third generation Daihatsu Charade. Despite poor quality, the cheap price made them attractive vehicles for taxi usage. However, what was once China’s second best-selling brand was defunct by 2015.

With the changing fortunes of the Chinese car industry, the Tianjin factory is going to get a new lease of life thanks to a joint venture between FAW Tianjin and new Chinese EV startup Bordrin. Like many of the new startups, Bordrin, at least for its first two models, will contract the production out – a new factory they have under construction in Nanjing won’t come online until 2022.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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