Beijing Auto Senova D60 debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show
Published on August 30, 2014 by W.E. Ning
This is the new Beijing Auto Senova D60, it debuted today at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show. The Senova D60 will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4, price will range from about 90.000 to 130.000 yuan.
The Senova D60 is based on the second-generation Saab 9-3. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo four-cylinder petrol engines.
Power times three: a 1.5 turbo with about 150hp, a 1.8 turbo with about 180hp, and a 2.0 turbo with 204hp. The latter is based on the good old Saab 2.0 turbo. Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.
Size: 4650/1720/1450mm, wheelbase is 2675.
Senova has big plans for the D60. Planned production for 2015 is 300.000 cars. Will she sell? She is looking good and priced about rights but the inner organs are rather old. 300.000 seems a lot…
Great design work around the C-pillar with a sharp crease connecting to the trunk.