The Chinese Hummer, Xiao Long, undergoing road testing

Published May 7, 2009

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Chinese Car News | AshMay 7, 20094:15 pm

The Wuhan Xiao Long special vehicle company are planning to take their home made Hummer on a high altitude road testing across Xinjiang, Tibet, and Heilongjiang which will give them a chance to test high altitudes, desert conditions, and sub zero conditions.

Xiao Long have been reportedly working on this particular offroad vehicle for ten years using only domestically made parts in its development. WuLong have also researched and designed 30 other military offroad vehicles.


Ash came to China at 18 on a whim and never left. Some 10 years later he collected a degree and a family along the way and now focuses his time on watching the Chinese car industry develop. He has witnessed the market change from being minor backyard market in to the world’s biggest and most important market for all car manufacturers. You can contact or connect with him via Linkedin by clicking the ‘Website’ link.

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8 Comments so far, please add your thoughts!

  1. jackson liu says:May 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    why copy the Hummer H1.????

    Its an ugly vehicle. They could have designed something different and better looking

    it just feels kind of stupid to copy the H1, makes no sense.
    I mean, its so easy to make something that looks better than the H1

    here is a good proof that a lot of chinese companies do nothing but just copy products


  2. Esprit de Flandre says:May 8, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Hi Ash,

    Im Robbie from Belgium and Ive been hanging around on your site for a couple of weeks. Bit of a carnut, and since the automotive future is in China, Im really interested in Chinese cars. Especially the real Chinese cars, which we dont have in Europe.

    Anyway, this is my first post, and I just wanted to say this is a great site. Keep it up. There arent a lot of comments yet, but in a year or so this site will be overloaded with readers and every article will be celebrated with dozens of responses


  3. Ash says:May 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Cheers Robbie, its been up for over 2 years now!


  4. Ash says:May 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm


    With a bit of luck, Ill be able to show you a military vehicle which will EAT the Hummer H1!

    Hint: It uses a V8 Toyota engine and gearbox, it looks Russian, but its Chinese!


  5. Hunxuer says:May 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    @Ash & Jackson: More importantly, looks aside, will the Chinese milspec SUV be uparmored, mine/IED resistant, and *most* importantly for Chinese thinking, be able to run with minimal to no preventive maintenance???


  6. Head Honcho says:May 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    You would have to guess the government is funding them. It costs more to build your own car even if you do copy it than just go buy a hummer. Someone is spending some money because there is money to spend.


  7. ruggero says:May 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    nella filosofia cinese copiare normale, ma le persone che lavorano e poi si vedono rubare il frutto del proprio lavoro non sono felici


  8. jackson liu says:May 8, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Ash

    Im curious about this SUV!!
    Would you make of this your next post??


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