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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X testing in China

Published on June 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X testing in China

The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV testing in China. The C51X is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-3, just like the upcoming Beijing Auto C60F. The Beijing Auto C51X debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the production version is expected to debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

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Chinese media say the C51X looks a tad too much like the Volkswagen Tiguan. We don’t completely agree , the C51X is a smaller vehicle, but some lines do indeed look similar, especially from behind.

There will be two engines available: a 1.5 turbo based on a Mitsubishi 1.5, and a reworked version of Saab’s good old 2.0 turbo. Drivetrain: FWD or AWD. The Beijing Auto C51X will compete with fine cars such as the FAW-Besturn X80 and the Haval H6. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 180.000 yuan.

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Grille on the small side for a local Chinese car. There better be a lotta chrome!

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Is it a Volkswagen..?

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