BYD isn’t very good at keeping things secret until a show starts. Yet another new BYD standing on a parking lot waiting for the Beijing Auto Show. The i6 is a full size sedan: 4860mmx1825mmx1463mm, wheelbase is 2745mm. Prices from 120.ooo rmb to 180.000 rmb. Engines Mitsubishi sourced 2.0 and 2.4 litre four cilinder petrols, manual or auto transmission.
Riich is Chery’s luxury subbrand and this new G3 is based on the Chery A5 but made to look more expensive. It got a new nose, a new back and a new interior. But the best now: it will come with two supercharged engines (!), a 1.3S and a 1.6S. Other engines are 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0. The 1.3S has [email protected] No more info on the ‘S’-engines available yet. CVT transmission will be available for the 1.6 and 1.8 non-supercharged engines. Price from 77.900 to 109.000.
Another new BYD waiting for the Beijing Auto Show to start. Again in a boring color, why not paint it red? The M6 is a full size MPV that resembles the Toyota Previa, but it’s bigger: 4808mm×1800mm×1756mm, wheelbase is 2950mm. Previa to compare: 4780mm×1790mm×1820mm, wheelbase 2900mm, a different car indeed.
The production version of the BYD E6 was waiting outside the exibition hall for the Beijing Auto Show. On the right a BYD E6 taxi from a pilot project in Shenzhen. The E6 is a pure electric MPV and can drive, so BYD sais, 300 km on a single charge, top speed is 160km/h and it ony needs 15 minutes for a 80% charge. Mind that last claim, that is not a charge at home but at a special ‘3C’ full-powered charging station.
JAC released the first pictures if the new Refine. This ain’t no facelift but a completely new car, the impressive front loox very 2020; we like. Size: 5100×1840×1970mm, wheelbase 3080mm. Engine is the same 2.0 litre turbo as the facelifted Eagle we saw earlier today but strangely with a lot more torque: 260nm for the Refine against 235 for the Eagle. Horsepower is 177hp and that is almost the Eagle’s 178. Price will start around 170.000 rmb.
This is the facelifted Eagle SUV from JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Corporation). The Eagle is based on the old generation Hyundai Santa Fe and got a brand new front. Hyundai and JAC have a joint venture and JAC got a licence for building the Santa Fe. The Eagle will get JAC new 2.0 litre turbo with [email protected] and [email protected] Other engines include an older 2.4, the 2.0 without turbo and a 1.9 litre turbo diesel.
Geely’s sub-brand GLEagle (aka Global Hawk) brings on the new G5 concept. It is a classical Chinese with a huge blingbling grille, the spiritual successor of the unsuccessful Geely Meirenbao that was once China’s first sports car.
FAW’s luxury brand Honqi (Red Flag) will display the impressive CA7600J on the Beijing Auto Show. The car became famous when it showed up at the 1-Oktober military parade in Beijing last year. The bullet-proof machine is 6 meters long and is powered by a 300kw V12.
It took BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) two years to get the 2008 concept in production. The B40 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show next Friday. The name stayed, as did all the concept’s lines. The B40 loox like a modern interpretation of the ancient Jeep Wrangler, Jeep once was in a joint venture with BAW, called ‘Beijing-Jeep’. However, they didn’t make the Wrangler.
The B40’s design is very likable and it’s two-doors-only make sure it almost has no competition. There might be a reason for that; who will buy it? Still very brave of BAW to bring this wonderfull machine to the world. Engines likely 2.0 and 2.4 petrols.
Another suv from BAW (Beijing Auto Works, Beiqi) and a one we didn’t see coming. It’s called the B90 and BAW almost kept it completely secret until Friday when the Beijing Auto Show starts. Almost. The B90 is a large suv in Range Rover style, very nice indeed. No word yet on engines but the front loox big enough for a V8. More as we know it.