Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E testing in China
Published on May 16, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The very first spy shots from the new Beijing Auto C50E testing in China. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the Beijing Auto Show and will see production late next year. Beijing Auto says the C50E is based on their new M-trix platform which in turn is developed from the platform of the old Saab 9-3. The concept car at the show however seemed very much based on an Hyundai Elantra.
C50E concept. Think away the wings and you got a rather good looking medium sized sedan, about the size of that Elantra indeed. Power. Beijing Auto has Saab’s 2.0 and 2.3 turbo. Those however might be a bit too heavy for a car like the C50E. Beijing Auto also has the Mitsubishi-sourced 1.5 that is also used in the E-series, which might fit the C50E a bit better.