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BAIC 007 Sport Utility Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery

It may have his code number on it, but we highly doubt that James Bond would be caught driving the BAIC 007 SUV. The Chinese automaker is reportedly getting ready to launch the somewhat dowdy compact sport utility vehicle, and whether by coincidence or on purpose, it bears the name of MI6's greatest agent.

According to China Car Times, this new 007 SUV starts at just over 80,000 RMB or right around $12,100 U.S., so at least Mr. Bond wouldn't have to feel too badly if he wrecked a few dozen of them in the course of making his appointed rounds. The base BAIC 007 SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a five-speed manual transmission, while higher trims are available with a 2.4-liter engine and a navigation system.


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[Source: China Car Times]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      @Nick

      The satellites are not Chinese developed. There are simply ALOT of technology buying/out resourcing/stealing for surrounding countries like Russia or South Korea and they just put it together. Nothing is REALLY inner developed
      • 4 Years Ago
      On the picture that shows the back. The driver's side exhaust tip looks disconnected. There is a gap after the chrome piece, or am I hallucinating?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seriously?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing misfires in the classic way Chinese translations lose that je ne sais quoi along the way. Ever done laundry at the Most Prosperous Dry Cleaners, or eaten at the Hung Wang Chinese Cuisine restaurant? Perhaps you have stopped to get a pack of gum at the Convenient Store. That's what a Chinese car is like. So close, yet inexcusably, also so far. Walk into a BAIC dealership and they will greet you warmly and grab your hand in theirs - "It is congratulations to meet you!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      1999 called. They want their SUV back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Boring. Ugly. Clueless. Cynical. Derivative. Tonedeaf. Typical Chinese thug design. And then to name it '007'. Typical ChiComm theft of intellectual property. Buy one and declare yourself a tool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Three of the six patio chairs and the table that I bought last summer along with a metal framed hot tub canopy, all made in China have visual signs of cracks in the welds.
      The Chinese built microwave I bought for my garage quit working after three months, our chinese built fire ring rusted through after one season, every Christmas toy that was made in China and given to my grandchildren is now broken or on it's last legs and my Xmas present, a China built Bluray DVR did't work out of the box.
      Anyone think I'll be buying a Chinese car???????
        • 4 Years Ago
        FYI, the patio set, fire ring and canopy were bought at a highly reputable home improvement store and were certainly not the cheapest in the store. The BluRay and the microwave are a very well known brand name that came "recomended" by consumer reports. In fact, the microwave recieved "best overall" from three different sources. The first of the toys we gave to the grandson that fell apart were "Tonka" trucks. A bit ironic since the set of four Tonka trucks I got for Xmas in 1957 are still around, a bit rusty with faded paint and dents, but very much still playable in a childs mind. The second toys to fail were the Mattel. Two highly reputable toy makers until they went to China. And Shirts? I've got shirts made in the Carolina's that make anything from China look like rag paper so take your snobbery and shove it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Stop buying the cheapest junk possible, then? Every friggin' microwave is made in China, the fact that you've decided to go and buy the worst possible one just means that you don't bother to do some research about your purchases. The same thing applies to every last BluRay player, and about 90% of TVs. Maybe you should take some of the responsibility and actually buy quality products, so that manufacturers of quality products make money instead of throwing money at junk. The only reason why they keep making junky products is because people like you buy the absolute cheapest garbage possible, so why don't you maybe do a little research on the things you buy instead of always blaming other people?
        My Chinese-made microwave is 10 years old and works exactly like it did 10 years ago. My Chinese-made HDTV has zero dead pixels, and zero problems. My Chinese-made shirts are some of the nicest I own because I'm not a cheap moron buying $9 dress shirts and expecting them to be made out of good materials.
        The only reason there's manufacturers of junk in China is because there's people paying money for that junk. Without the demand there'd be no supply, so the people at fault for these junky products is actually you. For someone who spends all this time posting stuff trashing Chinese cars and Chinese products you buy an awful lot of Chinese garbage.
        Seriously, would it kill you to spend 10 seconds doing an internet search to read amazon reviews on a microwave/toy/bluray/whatever before you buy it? Since there's the internet now, doing a check to see if something is a piece of crap takes totally minimal effort and the only person you can really blame if you're always buying garbage is yourself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doesn't look that good, but the price is right.

      I suspect Bond would opt for the mighty 2.4L.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are the capable of original thought?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everyone say it with me. *Inhale* "Ohhhh, China!" - Badum bum, ba-dum dum!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It should have some buyers at $12k, but that hood looks like it's unlatched.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The name 007??

      Apparently Peugeot tried to register the 007 nameplate in the UK and mainland Europe for a car below the 107 and were told they couldn't by MGM... hence they're slightly absurd '00' for MPVs, crossovers etc. I believe the car they intended to become the 007 became the 1007, but I could be wrong on this - there's also the BB1 city concept from last year.
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