Chinese media report that the Roewe R95 is “officially” renamed to Roewe 950. That would be a late change indeed because on earlier spy shots from the finished car we could easily see ‘R95’-badges on the back. 950 would make sense however since the rest of Roewe’s line-up consists of the 350, 550 and the soon-to-be-killed 750. The Roewe R95/950 will be listed on the Chinese car market on April 11.
The Roewe R95 is based on the Buick Lacrosse that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Engines all from GM: 2.0 with 154hp, 2.4 with 186hp and a 3.0 V6 with 265hp. Price will range from 160.000 to 270.000 yuan. Size: 4996/1857/1502, wheelbase is 2837.
Leaked official pics show a luxurious interior with loads of space in the back, quality seems in order.Fine car and all but sure this ain’t a ‘Chinese’ car, it sadly isn’t that much more than a rebadged Buick. Still, much better than the antique Rover 75.