Baolong Pegasus

The Baolong Pegasus (Tianmazuo, 天馬座) is an MPV designed and built by the now defunct Chinese automaker Guangzhou Baolong Motors since 2001. It was originally based on a licensed production of the Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear vans. As of 2006, the Baolong Pegasus was rebranded as the FAW Freewind (Ziyoufeng, 自由风).

Baolong Pegasus
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Overview
Also calledFAW Freewind (Ziyoufeng)
Production2001–2005
AssemblyGuangzhou, China
Body and chassis
ClassMPV (M)
Body style5-door van
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel-drive layout
Front engine, all-wheel-drive
RelatedMitsubishi Space Gear
Hyundai Starex
Dongfeng Fengxing Lingzhi
Powertrain
Engine2.4 L 4G64 I4 (gasoline)
3.0 L 6G72 V6 (gasoline)
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,800 mm (110.2 in)
Length4,595–5,085 mm (180.9–200.2 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,950 mm (76.8 in)

OverviewEdit

Vans produced by Baolong were available from November 2001. The Baolong Tianmazuo, also known as the Baolong Pegasus, was a licensed production of the Mitsubishi Space Gear[1] The TBL 6500H trim had room for seven people and had a four-cylinder engine with 2351 cc displacement and 97 kW.[1] The same motorized TBL 6500 trim had eleven seats.[1] In 2003, the seven-seater supplemented TBL 6508 H and the TBL 6508 is available with either eight or eleven seats.[1] Both models were powered by a V6 engine with 2972cc displacement and 118 kW of torque.[1] TBL 6500 H and TBL 6508 H hadt a wheelbase of 2800mm, a track width of 1445mm (front) and 1420mm (rear), a length of 4595mm, a width of 1695mm, and a height of 1950mm.[1] The TBL 6508 had a 3000mm long wheelbase, 5080mm in length, 1820mm wide, and a height of 1960mm.[2] All versions were revised in October 2003.[1]

FAW FreewindEdit

In September 2005, FAW Hongta and FAW Baolong Light Vehicle joined forces to found the successor company FAW Baolong Light Vehicle,[2] and the Baolong Pegasus was rebranded as the FAW Freewind (Ziyoufeng, 自由风) as of 2006.[3]

DesignEdit

Due to the foundation being based on the Mitsubishi Space Gear, the side profile is exactly the same as the Mitsubishi Space Gear, with the entire front end redesigned to resemble the Nissan Serena (C24), and a redesigned rear that still keeps the same rear quarter panel from the Mitsubishi Space Gear.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g World of Cars 2005 to 2006. (english)
  2. ^ a b Erik van Ingen Schenau: "Catalogue of the present Chinese motor production." (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2019. Issue 2008. (english)
  3. ^ "一汽確定併購寶龍?天馬座換上「自由風」之名準備上市!".