BAIC, parent of Beijing Auto, bought the rights to the old Saab 9-5 and Saab 9-3 in 2009 from GM. The Beijing Auto C70G, based on the 9-5, debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April. Beijing Auto is still working on a new car based on the 9-3 which will likely be called C60. A new spy shot from the front reveals Beijing Auto didn’t do much extra design work, a disappointment after the sleek Fioravanti-designed C70G. But!, we got to be a bit careful here. We have seen loads of 9-3 based concept cars and prototypes over the past few years and it ain’t 100% sure this is the real thing. Pic via: Sohu.com.
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They do not have the rights to the Saab 9-3 with the full wide hood. So this must be a car bought to test components on. Expect final car to look different.
The “BAIC” front is just the Vector fascia from a Saab 9-3, the lower picture shows the Aero fascia.
BAIC is putting their badges on Saab cars they bought in 2010.