Beijing Auto C70G pops up before the Beijing Auto Show

Published on April 20, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto C70G

Finally we have the first pictures of the Beijing Auto C70G, and it loox much better than expected. The B70G is based in the old Saab 9-5 and will debut on Monday at the Beijing Auto Show, it will be listed on the China car market later this year. This particular white example is a C70GB, an electric concept based on the B70G. The exterior and interior however are exactly the same; this is it.

Beijing Auto C70G

Very sharp front with nicely designed head-lights, lotta led there. Power comes from Saab’s good old 2.0 and 2.3 turbocharged engines. This electrical C70GB concept is powered by an electric motor that poops out 128hp and 255nm, max speed is a claimed 130km/h. To compare, the Saab-designed 2.0 turbo has 206hp and 300nm. Beijing Auto says they ‘reworked’ the engine and output is indeed higher.

Beijing Auto C70G

Earlier on we heard Beijing Auto hired Pininfarina of Italy for the C70G’s design. Job well done, they managed to make this old car look kinda new again.

Beijing Auto C70G

Beijing Auto C70G

Beijing Auto C70G

Interior very sporty, leather seats look particularly good.

Beijing Auto C70G

Beijing Auto C70G

Paddle-shift, gasoline powered C70G will get that too. More C70G, soon later…

Via: Sohu.com.


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  1. Nisse Nollkoll- April 23, 2012 Reply

    Well….I just must say the old Saab 9-5 was much more good looking, sad but true.

  2. Mike Cheng- April 24, 2012 Reply

    Agree with Nisse. Saab 9-5 is a classy car with timeless design. This thing look like an ordnary Korean car that want to look like an Audi but doesn’t.

  3. JON PRICE- April 24, 2012 Reply

    Bring back SAAB, you can’t mess with a good design, chassis and mechanics will be good though

  4. Ying- April 24, 2012 Reply

    No distinctive features and indeed, lots of visual cues from all sorts of makers.
    “Non” offensive, I guess, another Asian car then. (Despite the Pininfarina design)

    Indeed original Saab design is timeless.

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  6. Pieter- April 26, 2012 Reply

    Saabs look much better. Just check out the 3rd picture for a detail of indifferent fit & finish of the grill…

  7. Mark Rusell- April 23, 2013 Reply

    Saabs looks much nicer and upscale, this is just one more beige on the road

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