Roewe R95 = Roewe 950 (?), official pics leaked
Published on March 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese media report that the Roewe R95 is “officially” renamed to Roewe 950. That would be a late change indeed because on earlier spy shots from the finished car we could easily see ‘R95’-badges on the back. 950 would make sense however since the rest of Roewe’s line-up consists of the 350, 550 and the soon-to-be-killed 750. The Roewe R95/950 will be listed on the Chinese car market on April 11.
The Roewe R95 is based on the Buick Lacrosse that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Engines all from GM: 2.0 with 154hp, 2.4 with 186hp and a 3.0 V6 with 265hp. Price will range from 160.000 to 270.000 yuan. Size: 4996/1857/1502, wheelbase is 2837.
Leaked official pics show a luxurious interior with loads of space in the back, quality seems in order.Fine car and all but sure this ain’t a ‘Chinese’ car, it sadly isn’t that much more than a rebadged Buick. Still, much better than the antique Rover 75.