Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Shenbao D280 seen testing again

Published on July 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto Shenbao D280

New spy shots from the Beijing Auto Shenbao D280 testing in China. ‘Shenbao D280’ is the new name of the production version of the Beijing Auto B70G that debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The Shenbao D280 is based on the old Saab 9-5 and will be launched on the China auto market late this year.

Beijing Auto Shenbao D280

Power will come from Saab’s old 2.0 turbo tuned up to 206hp and 300nm. Beijing Auto also has the 2.3 turbo but it is still unclear whether that engine will become available in the Shenbao as well. At the same time Beijing Auto is working to get the C60G on the road, which is based on the old Saab 9-3.

Beijing Auto Shenbao D280

Funky front and back can’t hide this is a decade old car. It is unlikely to become a success. Competition is fierce and Chinese car buyer rather buy foreign, if they consider a Chinese-brand car it must be very good and very cheap. Price for the D280 will start around 150.000 yuan and very good it ain’t because it is a bit too old. Sure the Chinese and Beijing government will buy a few thousand but sales the the general public will be more difficult… Still, it is nice to see that good old Saab lives on somewhere.

Beijing Auto Shenbao D280

Via: Sohu.com.


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  1. John B.- July 26, 2012 Reply

    poor Saab, wasted by the Chinese

  2. SAAB Talk: Der letzte Polizei-Saab 900 geht in Rente und mehr… « SAAB blog.net swedish passion… Saab, die Kultmarke aus Schweden- July 26, 2012 Reply

    […] Zum Ende des Jahres soll der D280 in Serie gehen und selbst Chinesische Medien bezweifeln den Erfolg der immerhin fast 15 Jahre alten Plattform. Denn um gegen Importmodelle bestehen zu können müsste der D380 als einheimisches Fabrikat extrem billig und extrem gut sein. Mit rund 20.000 € als Basispreis erscheint er aber heimischen Medien als zu teuer. Chinesen scheinen ein merkwürdiges Verhältnis zu eigenen Marken und deren Qualität zu haben. Mehr Bilder der Serienversion des D280 auf Car News China. […]

  3. Cs- July 27, 2012 Reply

    IT looks like a BMW in rear and a Mercedes in front
    … So Bad man! 😀

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