Beijing Auto Senova D20 launched on the Chinese car market
Published on January 19, 2015 by W.E. Ning
The Beijing Auto Senova D20 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 48.800 yuan and ends at 82.800 yuan. The Senova D20 is basically a facelifted Beijing Auto E-Series that has been moved under the Senova brand, it debuted last year on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show.
The D20 is available as a hatchback and a sedan. The D20 is based on the platform of the 2004 Smart ForFour/Mitsubishi Colt and design-wise inspired by the old Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Power comes from two Mitsubishi-sourced four-cylinder petrol engines: a 99hp 1.3 and a 113hp 1.5, both mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. The electric variant is called the EV200, it was launched late last year.
A neat dash for the money. Nothing special but nothing wrong.
The rear bumper and rear lights were refreshed for the transformation from E-series to Senova D20.
Rear tire looks very small on the sedan. Interestingly, the hatchback outsells the sedan by about 2:1, indicating the traditional Chinese love affair with sedans might be coming to an and, at least in this segment of the market.