Just 1,500 civilian model BJ80s were sold in China last year. Photo: Alamy

Is the Chinese military’s off-road sport utility vehicle the toughest on the planet?

  • PLA’s boxy BJ80 SUV had seven times higher reliability test scores than the Mercedes-Benz that reportedly inspired the Chinese vehicle
  • Vehicle’s test results are ‘almost a miracle’, researcher says
Topic |   China science

TOP PICKS

Just 1,500 civilian model BJ80s were sold in China last year. Photo: Alamy
READ FULL ARTICLE
Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.