Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova D80 testing in China

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova D80 testing in China

The first Spy Shots of the Beijing Auto Senova D80 testing in China. The D80 will be the flagship of the Senova brand, it debuted as a semi-concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.

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The Senova D80 on the Guangzhou Auto Show.

The Senova D80 is a slightly stretched and extra luxurious variant of the Senova D70 (D-Series).

‘Beijing’ is short for the Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC), a giant Chinese automaker that also owns the Beijing Auto brand. Senova, or Shenbao in Chinese, is a brand under Beijing Auto.

The Senova D80 will compete with fine cars such as the Hongqi H7 (based on the Toyota Crown) and the Roewe 950 (based on the Buick Lacrosse).

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Wide C-pillar and huge rear lights. Heavy chrome strip on the bumper. The Senova D80 will be powered by the same engines as the D70: a 177hp 1.8 turbo, a 204hp 2.0 turbo, and a 250hp 2.3 turbo.

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