This is the brand new Beijing Auto Senova X25 SUV for China, ready for its launch on the Chinese car market later this month. The Senova X25 is a small crossover based on the Senova D20 hatchback, it will be positioned under the upcoming Senova X45 and the Senova X55. The X25 also is the twin brother of the Changhe Q25.
The Senova X25 feeds right into a market hungry for small and compact crossover cars. The X25 looks the business with lots of black plastic on the bumpers and around the arches, matte chrome side bars, darkened windows, usable roof rails, and sporty six-spoke alloys with red brake calipers.
Ultra hip dashboard with a touch screen trendy on top. Lots of fake carbon fiber, perforated pedals, and thick red edges on each side of the center tunnel. Seats are in red over black. Only let down is the steering wheel that looks a tad too boring compared to the rest of the place.
Analogue clock flanked by red vents with the Senova logo. Infotainment system can handle iOS and Android.
It is not very big in the back but two persons and a punk will do. Carpets in dark gray X25 badge on the D.
Fake air vents on each side of the bumper. Gray skid pad under the bumper, and under that a almost completely exposed exhaust pipe, which doesn’t look very neat.
Probably the best looking Senova car so far.
Beijing Auto didn’t bother to clean up the engine for the press. Bad Beijing!
There is only one engine available; a Mitsubishi-sourced 1.5 liter four with 116hp and 148nm, mated to a five-speed manual sending horses to the front wheels. A 1.5 turbo and a four-speed automatic will join the line-up in 2016. Price for the X25 will start around 60.000 yuan and end around 75.000 yuan.
Red lights go well on red car. Check pipe.