The RX8 is based on a slightly shortened variant of the platform that also underpins the Maxus D90 SUV.
Roewe and Maxus are both subsidiaries of SAIC. The RX8 and the D90 share their engine as well: a 2.0 turbo petrol with 224 hp, mated to a six-speed automatic. Size: 4923/1930/1810, and wheelbase is 2850.
Price will start around 180,000 yuan or $27,800. The RX8 will be positioned above the upcoming RX7/Marvel X SUV.
The Roewe RX8 is a good looking car, just like all recent new Roewe’s. It is modern yet classic, big but it doesn’t look huge. Naturally the RX8 won’t be Roewe’s flagship forever, the brand is already working on an even bigger RX9.