Spy Shots: Beiqi Yinxiang Huansu S3 is Naked in China
Published on February 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first spy shots showing the Beiqi Yinxiang Huansu S3 completely naked in China. The Huansu S3 is a new 5-seat mini SUV that will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April alongside the 5-seat Huansu S2. The Huansu S2 & S3 are manufactured by Beiqi Yinxiang Automobile, a joint venture between the Beijing Auto (Beiqi) and the Yinxiang Motorcycle Group.
Huansu means ‘Magic Speed’. A car with such name needs magic power, but the real world is a bitch: the S2 will be powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, good for a tiny 105hp and 150nm, mated to a 5-speed manual. The S3 will get the same 1.5 and will also be available with a slightly more powerful 1.8 liter four-cylinder with 138hp and 180nm, mated to the same 5-speeder.
Price for the Huansu S2 and S3 will range from 60.000 to 90.000 yuan, positioning the vehicles straight into one of the fastest growing market segments in China. Many car buyers, especially young families, have discovered the mini MPV as a preferable alternative over similarly prices sedans or hatchbacks that tend to be much smaller inside.