|Defunct||2016 (Official reported)|
|China, Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia|
|Subsidiaries||Red Star Auto Manufacturing Company|
|Literal meaning||Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co., Ltd.|
Shuanghuan Auto (officially Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co., Ltd.) was a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. It was established in April 1988 and acquired the state-owned automobile manufacturer Red Star in 2002.
On February 29, 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology shut down Shuanghuan and 12 other automobile manufacturers that did not meet mandatory production evaluations for two consecutive years.
Shuanghuan's former products include:
- Shuanghuan Laibao (HBJ 6460; officially manufactured 1988-1998, currently assembled in small series)
- Shuanghuan Jiaolian (HBJ6460 (PickUp) and HBJ5020 (SUV); 1998–2002)
- Shuanghuan Rabo S-RV (1999–2007)
- Shuanghuan SCEO / Shuanghuan CEO (intern: C9; 2004–2011 include exports)
- Shuanghuan Noble / Shuanghuan Bubble (intern: S6; since 2004)
- Shuanghuan S-RV (2007–2010)
Partnership with Wheego Electric Car
Shuanghuan and Wheego Electric Cars have a partnership for the production of electric cars. Jointly produced vehicles include:
Shuanghuan has been criticized and threatened with legal action for copying the Smart Fortwo and the BMW X5, along with the Honda CR-V. In Germany legal action was taken by BMW which resulted in a ban on sales of the Shuanghuan SCEO.
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