The Beijing Auto E-series sedan will be launched on the Chinese car market in November. The sedan is based on the E-series hatchback that was launched in March. The E-series stands on the platform from the failed Smart ForFour and Mitsubishi Colt that were once made alongside each other by NedCar in the Netherlands.
The E-series sedan gets the same engines as the hatch; 1.3 and 1.5 patrol sourced from Mitsubishi. The same engines indeed that also powered the ForFour/Colt. Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The sedan will be slightly more expensive than the hatchback, price for the hatch ranges from 53.800 to 86.800 yuan, sedan will start around 60.000 yuan.
What an awful transition from C to D pillar!
Ugly ungainly styling. China can keep this one.