Proof: new Roewe 750 based on Buick Lacrosse
Published on August 6, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
We knew that the next Roewe 750 would be based on GM’s Epsilon II platform that also underpins the Chevrolet Malibu, the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal, the Buick Lacrosse and the Saab 9-5. There was however some doubt on exactly which car the 750 would be based; the Buick Regal or the Lacrosse? We now know for sure, it is the Lacrosse. See spy shot above from the new 750’s interior. Compare with Lacrosse:
Same thing, except for some minor details around the center console. SAIC, the owner of Roewe and MG, is also GM’s partner in China. Their Shanghai-GM joint venture makes many GM-cars for the Chinese market, among those the Regal, Lacrosse and soon the Malibu. Engines for the new 750 will come directly from GM as well.
The Lacrosse is a much bigger car than the old Roewe 750. This means there will be some extra space in Roewe’s line up above the 550. 650?
Pics via: Sohu.com.