New spy shots showing the Beiqi Yinxiang Huansu S2 & S3 mini SUV’s, they will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The Huansu S2 is the five-seater and the Huansu S3 the seven seater. The Huansu S2 & S3 are manufactured by Beiqi Yinxiang Automobile, a joint venture between the Beijing Auto (Beiqi) and the Yinxiang Motorcycle Group.
The S2 in gold and the S3 in white.
Confusingly, Beiqi Yinxiang will also sell the same vehicles under the Beijing Auto Works (BAW) brand and under the Beijing Auto brand. This kind of madness is very normal for the ever-confused Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC). BAIC is the mother company of Beijing Auto Works and Beijing Auto.
The logo on the vehicles is the logo of the joint venture. The BAW and Beijing Auto versions will each have different logos. Huansu means ‘Magic Speed’. A car with such name needs magic power! The S2 will be powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, good for 105hp and 150nm, mated to a 5-speed manual. The S3 will get the same 1.5 and will also be available with a 1.8 liter four-cylinder with 138hp and 180nm, mated to the same five-speeder.
There seems be no reason why the S2 won’t get the 1.8 as well, but again, this is BAIC. Looking at the specs we found another odd difference. The S2 gets a 7-inch dashboard screen whereas the S3 gets an 8-inch screen. How unfair! Price for the Huansu S2 and S3 will range from 60.000 to 90.000 yuan.
Inside the S2 showing the 7 inch screen. Black plastics look cheap but overall design is rather fine.
Even the bench is a bit sporty.
Window design very hip.
BAIC holdings has their work cut out for themselves, as they are now stretched from Beijing to Jiangsu, to Zhejiang, to Chongqing, to Yunnan and Guangdong with a model line up even more diverse than the locations. Yes, when it was operating in Beijing alone, it must have been stifling, but now there’s the challenge of keeping it all together. Let’s hope they are up to it.
BAIC need to rationalise their brands and give each one a clearer identity.
Foton should be kept for commercial vehicles.
BAW – for military vehicles and SUVs
Beijing – for passenger cars
They should ditch this JV brand, ditch Senova, only use BAIC as a company name, stop the move by Foton into consumer vehicles.
favor de aclarar sobre la suv S3 de baic conocido como huansu. esta suv lleva un motor de 1500cc a gasolina , sin embargo al ascender a 4000msnm no responde se recalienta y no tiene la potencia que indica o sera necesario que tenga un motor de 1800 cc para responder sin problemas, o falta algun tipo de ajuste de avance de chispa de ignicion para no tener ese problema, favor de enviar la respuesta a este correo gracias baic.