BJ80 Appears at Military Parade to Mark the 90th Anniversary of PLA as President’s Vehicle
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, state president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected the troops and delivered an important speech at the Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on July 30, 2017.
This is the first grand parade to be held on the celebration of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) after the founding of People's Republic of China. Soldiers accepted the review of the Party and the people. BJ80, an off-road vehicle produced by BAIC Group, served as the chairman’s vehicle for inspection in this great event.
Great Honor of BAIC’s Off-road DNA
One month ago, BJ80, also as the president’s vehicle for inspection, appeared on the military parade to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. BJ80 was used again at the military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of PLA, which is a great honor for BAIC’s Off-road DNA..
Carefully developed and built by BAIC Group, BJ80 adopts camouflage green coating, straight and tough body line, which is full of power and energy. The five-hole family-style front face design spreads the rich Chinese characteristics to the world. Convertible body design and capacious space are convenient for standing and the installation of microphone, which offers a good range of visibility to communicate with troops. In order to ensure the smooth progress of the inspection, BAIC’s project team conducted all-terrain and all-weather road testing to ensure smooth and stable running. The BJ80 is BAIC’s best gift to celebrate the 90th anniversary of PLA.
Indelible Mark on Memorabilia
BAIC has engaged in automobile industry for nearly 60 years. As an outstanding representative of BAIC's self-owned brand, Off-road DNA has been renowned for more than half a century, which has kept up with era development and created legends in different historical periods.
The year of 1965 is the first important moment that BAIC undertook its historical mission to serve national defense. For quite a long period, BJ212 not only carried Chinese people’s full understanding of off-road vehicle, but also appeared as the military vehicle at the military parade in 1984 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Entering the new century, Warrior, as an official military vehicle, has nicely guaranteed services in various weather and terrain conditions, such as gelid Mohe County, humid and hot Hainan Province, scorching desert or snow-covered plateau with an altitude of 5,000 meters above sea level. The Warrior is highly affirmed by the military.
In 2015, BJ40 took over the relay baton of inheritance and took the glorious mission of saluting gun tractors at the grand military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War in Beijing.
Today, BJ80, as the chairman’s vehicle for inspection for two important military parades, indicates its product quality is once again recognized by Chinese leaders, also add glory to the history of Off-road DNA.
Building Classic Chinese Quality
In recent years, experienced a large number of major domestic and international events, its products have won good reputation for stable quality and excellent performance.
When U.S. President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March 2016, 38 BJ40s were chosen to provide service and guard the security thanks to its excellent product performance.
In November 2016, after rigorous screening, the improved Warrior became one of the UN special vehicles for peacekeeping missions, appeared on the international stage to fulfill the mission of international peacekeeping.
What’s more, BJ off-road vehicles also performed well in the international arena. In June 2017, during the 12-day Taklimakan Rally, French racer Christian Lavieille and his pilot Jean-Pierre Carcin from BAIC Motor won the overall title in automobile category, while Chinese driver Lu Binglong and his pilot Sha He got the second place. Meanwhile, as the championship-winning team, BAIC broke the competition pattern with absolute predominance.
Today's honor is the driving force for tomorrow’s development. Only the experience and toughening of time can transform honor into inheritance. As the trump card of BAIC’s self-own brand, the Off-road DNA inherits the excellent quality of military vehicles and satisfies the needs of users. By fulfilling its brand core value of “responsibility, wisdom and passion” as well as its “tough, persistent, focused and ultimate” craftsman spirit, the brand will shine at home and abroad and serve the community.