1991 Huangdou GZHD6461/6471 Galaxy Vans (Formerly the GX-Series)
I honestly cba to write anything super descriptive anymore so here we go.
The Galaxy was originally called the GZHD6461; a cabover van with no other intention besides ferrying people and cargo around. It wasn’t very refined, it was pretty cheap, it didn’t even have airbags. The ride would be uncomfortable when unloaded, and the untreated body was very prone to rust. Despite this, the GZHD6461 was affordable, cheap to repair and reliable, which was all that mattered for these types of vans at the time. In fact, the van was so cheap that one would be able to replace one of the main sealed beams with the foglights at the bottom, leading to various sightings of GZHD6461 vans missing a fog light.
The vehicle came in trims based on length, as every van shared the same engine and powertrain. The GZHD6461 would be the shortest, coming in at 4.6 metres, with the GZHD6471 being the next step, with a length extended by roughly 10 centimetres.
The GX was powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0 litre inline 4, sending 112 horsepower to the rear wheels. The van would hit 100 km/h around 11-12 seconds.
Uhh, I guess there was a 4x4 variant too.
I’m already getting bored. Here’s a panel van.
It honestly amazes me how a nearly 30-year old Chinese van can look so good. For what it is, it’s borderline beautiful and another example of an anazing design from you
2020 Huangdou Galaxy
The continuation to the classic van. Once again I really cba to write anything much on this, but here we go anyways.
The newest Huangdou Galaxy ditches the classic cabover design and replaces it with a more traditional van style. The newest Galaxy is a lot more of a modern touch, and less of a hack-job with its LED headlights and taillights, turbocharged engine choices, and… get this… alloy wheels! No more pulling foglights as headlight replacements, no more premature rusting, the newest Galaxy is a proper van now.
Like the oldest Galaxy, the newest rendition comes with various trim levels, with a “dually” version shown above dubbed ‘H’.
An L trim was offered for the new Galaxy as well, which had a shorter nose and rear overhang. This would make the Galaxy L significantly smaller than the regular Galaxy, allowing it to suit tighter spaces and the likes.
See? Pretty significant!
Am I already getting bored? Yes I am. I always get bored at this part. The Galaxy is, by default, a RWD vehicle with choices between Huangdou’s signature 1.6 litre inline-4, a larger 2.0 litre inline-4 or a 3 litre diesel, all turbocharged. Transmission choices ranged between a 6-speed manual or Huangdou’s older 6-speed automatic.
Yes there is an offroad variant. It has a folding table and more storage.
Amazing. There’s literally nothing else to say it’s just amazing.
2020 Huangdou CC
Can I just post the pics? HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Updated from its original rendition at the North American International Auto Show 2019, the new Huangdou CC now reflects the company’s newest design language.
I honestly get lazier by the day everytime I have to write these threads ugh. The CC is powered by engine choices ranging from a 1.5L inline 3 up to a 2.0 litre inline 4, all turbocharged. I honestly forgot my own stats but the power ranges from 150 horses from the 3 pot up to 200 in the 4 pot. The Sport made… power. Maybe around 260? I cba to check.
Speaking of the Sport…
Here it is! The 8 speed auto is replaced with a 7 speed DCT and it’s kinda fast.
Is it still loaded with tech?
Yeah! Look at this cruise radar! The Huangdou Virtual Assistant is standard, with an option-in HUD on the base models. That means the cheesy anime girl stays!
something like this garbage.
Base base model?
Absolutely. Here’s the GZHD7150 beside the livable base model Cu trim. The LEDs are replaced with one big halogen unit, while the DRLs and fogs are replaced with a single projector bulb as well.
It came with a 6 speed manual transmission, most of its safety tech was stripped, your infotainment screen was tiny, there was no center armrest in the rear, your liftgate was hydraulic instead of electric. The benefit? It was $6000 cheaper than the Cu trim. Like the Cu, it was powered by the 1.5L 3-pot, except it offered no other engine options.
Might as well.
I think I finally found someone who can make this body look good.
Completely agree. This van while having interesting placement of the lights in coordination with the body lines, looks very appealing. I’d buy it for a fleet.
I expect this to mean a semi-independent torsion beam - cheaper and more space-efficient, though less comfortable or sporty, than a fully independent set-up. It’s likely you chose it to keep costs down; after all, the SPRiTE is meant to be an affordable subcompact crossover. Speaking of which, the Swift body is a better choice for making such a car than I first thought, and you have just proved it with the SPRiTE’s handsome exterior design. Well done. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if even Western customers bought it in droves.
Precisely. It’s written like so as a fun shot at FAW’s advertising.
Thank you it was both surprising and challenging working with the swift body. It’s incredibly versatile for what it is!
the 2007 SJ’s headlights remind me of a Crosstrek…don’t ask why