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Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Published on March 30, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Finally the first pictures of an all-naked Roewe 950 in China. The Roewe 950, formerly known as Roewe R95, will be listed on the Chinese car market on April 11 and will officially debut at the Beijing Auto Show that starts on April 25.

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

The Roewe R95 is based on the Buick Lacrosse that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The Lacrosse stands on GM’s Epsilon II platform that also underpins the China-made Buick Regal, the China-made Chevrolet Malibu, the Opel Isignia and the sadly departed new Saab 9-5.

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Lacrosse (top) and 950 compared. Wheelbase is exactly the same with 2837mm. Engines for the Roewe 950 come all from GM as well: 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.

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

It is a good looking car but that is mostly because the Lacrosse is a good looking car. Front and back are different for sure, and Roewe did change the shape of the small C-pillar window a tiny little bit, but the basic shape and greenhouse are exactly the same. Still a big step up in the market for Roewe, it’s previous top model was the Roever 75-based Roewe 750 which nobody bought anymore. Hopefully this fine 950 will fare better.

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Dash with Google Android-based InkaNet infotainment system.

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

See headrests:

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Lay your head against the R, written in a classical ‘English’ style.

Roewe 950 is OUT in China

Seats fine enough for the executive, as long as there are no corners on the way.

Via: Sina.com.

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  1. kael- March 30, 2012 Reply

    looks great , i like this brand , a friend has one and no troubles until now ….over 95K on the meter

  2. Derek- April 2, 2012 Reply

    I actually like it more than the Buick, stylistically. I wonder if the “Shanghai” brand equivalent will look exactly the same? I guess under the JV agreement, the Roewe will not be exported? Too bad, as this would be a much more competitive product in Europe than the “MG” line….

  3. Matt- August 9, 2012 Reply

    @Derek you are kidding aren’t you? the ‘Roewe’ brand would be laughed out of the showrooms in Europe. To the European ear it sounds (and looks!) far too much like the failed ‘Rover’ brand and with its ‘English Heritage’ looks it would fail dismally in Europe where cars only sell if they have a German stark design theme. SAIC are doing exactly the right thing pushing the sporting MG brand as the global one – its the only one they have a hope of building respect and sales with.

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