Spy Shots: Beijing Auto SC20 with BAW-badges in China

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New spy shots showing the new Beijing Auto SC20 SUV. Intriguingly, this particular example has a different grille and BAW-badges. BAW stands for Beijing Auto Works. ‘Beijing Auto’ and ‘Beijing Auto Works’ are both subsidiaries of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation, BAIC. Beijing Auto Works makes rather rugged off-road vehicles, like the ever-lasting Knight S12 XJ Cherokee.

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BAW thus seems an odd choice for the SC20. So far, all the SC20’s we have seen on spy shots had a Beijing Auto badge, and once we saw renderings of the SC20 with a completely new yet unknown badge. It all indicates BAIC will sell the SC20 under different brand names, thereby wasting money, time, and resources in the usual BAIC way.


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BAW logo on the spare wheel.

Over the last few month we heard conflicting news about the engines, but today we can finally confirm one: a 1.5 liter four-cylinder with 105hp, good for a 160km/h top speed. Fuel consumption is 7.2 liter per 100km. Size of this 5-seat variant can be confirmed as well (there will also be a seven-seater): 4210/1720/1735, wheelbase is 2560. Price will range from 70.000 to 90.000 yuan.

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  1. Isn’t this a product of BAIC’s Yinxiang subsidiary? It has a (wings) logo, and an(upward pointing split arrow} logo. BAIC’s recent growth is seriously challenging its ability to manage, the new empire.


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