Patent Applied: Beijing Auto C60G, based on old Saab 9-3
Published on July 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto has applied for patent on the production version of the Beijing Auto C60G, based on the old Saab 9-3. The C60G debuted as the C60F concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The same show also saw the debut of the production version of the Beijing Auto C70G which is based on the old Saab 9-5 and will hit the Chinese auto market later this year.
The Beijing Auto C60F concept.
Basic shape is similar to the concept. Production-ready bumpers added, grill changed a bit. Not a bad design for sexing up such an old car. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009, they also bought the rights to the Saab 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo. The C60G will be powered by the 2.0 turbo. Debut of the C60G is expected for the first half of 2013.