On November 16, the new Beijing BJ60, a full-size SUV, officially rolled off the production line. The Beijing BJ60 is made by Beijing Off Road (北京越野), a subsidiary of BAIC. Beijing is the brand name, BJ60 is the type name. Pre-sales already started with a price range of 239,800 – 289,800 RMB (33,800 – 40,800 USD). It is expected to launch on November 22, according to the carmaker.
Currently, there are 5 models under Beijing Off Road. The BJ60 is positioned above the BJ40-series and below the high-end BJ9. Its main competitor in the Chinese auto market is the Tank 500. Tank is a brand under Great Wall Motors (GWM).
As a full-size SUV, the size of the BJ60 is 5040/1955/1925mm, with a 2820mm wheelbase. The car runs on large 20-inch wheels. Other cool off-road-ish details include the sideboards, roof rails, the spare wheel cover, and the big bumper with the license area on the left side.
The interior is covered in leather and chrome-plated materials. Other features include a four-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, a digital rearview mirror, a 10.25-inch instrument panel, a HUD head-up display, and a 12.8-inch floating central control screen that supports Bluetooth, FOTA update, and voice interaction. For extra entertainment, the BJ60 has a 256-color ambient light system and an audio system with 12 speakers and an amplifier.
The 1.92-inch screen in between the air conditioners is not only a vehicle start/stop button, but can also switch to display time and weather.
The car comes standard with an openable panoramic sunroof and is available in 5-seat and 7-seat versions.
The seats support multi-directional electric adjustment, heating, ventilation, and massage.
The trunk volume is 972L and the maximum volume can reach 1836L after the rear seats are folded down.
Power comes from a 2.0 turbo + 48V power train with 196kW and 406Nm, mated to an 8-speed automated manual, sending horses to all four wheels. It does 0-100km/h in 6 seconds. It has 2H, 4H, and 4L modes, and nine driving modes. To get far in those empty off-road lands, the BJ60 is equipped with an 85L fuel tank and a 35L auxiliary tank. The range is a claimed 1000 km.