We have seen a lot of spy shots of the upcoming facelifted Roewe 550. Chinese automotive portal 163.com hired a designer and made us some nice renderings. If this is it, and it seems certainly close, the facelifted 550 will be a whole lotta sportier than the current car. We like, sporty is good, need to do more sport.
The facelifted Roewe 550 will debut at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Big news on the gearboxes: there will be the 5-speed manual but the old 5-speed automatic will not return. Instead there will be a brand-new 6-speed dual clutch transmission that, according to Chinese media, has been developed with GM. Engines will be the same, 1.8 with 133hp and 1.8 turbo with 160hp.
Current 550. Price starts at 126.800 yuan and ends at 189.800 yuan. Price for the facelifted 550 will be about the same.