Spy Shots: Venucia R50X is Naked in China
Published on July 26, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first spy shots showing the new Venucie R50X all-naked in China. The R80X is a cross variant of the Venucia R50 hatchback, it will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launched on the China car market before the end of this year. Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, the R50 is based on the old Nissan Tiida hatchback.
The Venucia R50 hatchback. Price starts at 68.800 yuan and ends at 59.900 yuan. Lone engine is an old Nissan 1.6 with 116hp and 153nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The Venucia R50X gets the same engine, and price will start just above 70.000 yuan.
The R50X received the usual cross-treatment with skid-plates front and back, extra black plastic around the bumpers, on the wheel arches, and between the wheels. Finishing touch is the roof rack. All the extra weight will make the R50X much slower than the R50, but with this kinda car it is all about the looks. Cross vehicles are still mighty popular in China with the cross-variant often outselling the original. All buyers saying: “To the mountains now!”