On November 10, the BJ40 Kekexili Edition off-road vehicle was announced in China. The price is expected to start at 280,000 RMB (38,900 USD). The Beijing BJ40 is made by Beijing Off Road (北京越野), a subsidiary of BAIC. Beijing is the brand name, and BJ40 is the type name.
Kekexili (可可西里) or known as Hoh Xil in English, is a region in China located in the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, which is the largest and highest plateau in the world. This vast area of alpine mountains and steppe systems sits at more than 4,500m above sea level with sub-zero average temperatures prevailing all year round.
The BJ40 Kekexili Edition is based on the BJ40 Ring Tower Champion Edition.
The BJ40 Kekexili Edition is painted in desert yellow. The Tibetan antelope logo representing Kekexili is printed on the front door.
The car runs on 285 R70 17-inch MT off-road tires and anti-drop rims. The Chinese character 北京 (Beijing) is printed on the center hub cap.
A set of 120W headlights comes in the front of the car. Luggage rack lights with 288W are located on the A-pillar. The vehicle has a 75-liter auxiliary fuel tank in addition to the primary 75-liter fuel tank. The BJ40 Kekexili Edition can tow objects that weigh less than 1.5 tons combined.
The car also offers an outdoor kit with a camping equipment box, an external pressurized roof water tank, and a door horse pedal. The Tibetan antelope logo representing Kekexili is printed on the spare tire cover.
The black interior is embellished with chrome elements and stitched seats.
The trunk has a 220V power supply. Lastly, the BJ40 Kekexili Edition is powered by a 2.0T engine with 165kW and 380Nm, matched with an 8-speed automated manual.