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Spy Shots: new grille for the Beijing Auto Senova D70 in China

Published on November 29, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new grille for the Beijing Auto Senova D70 in China

Spy Shots showing the Beijing Auto Senova D70 sedan with a brand new Buick-inspired grille and a new front bumper with large air intakes. The new face is for a new top end variant of the D70-range, which will be positioned just under the upcoming Senova D80.

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The new grille will be the third for the D70, depending on trim level. Currently, the D70 DeLuxe comes with this typical Senova grille, and…

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… the Elite comes with a grille with horizontal bars.

The Beijing Auto Senova is based on the platform of the first generation Saab 9-5. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo four-cylinder petrol engines.

The D70 is available with a 177hp 1.8 turbo, a Saab a 204hp 2.0 turbo, and a Saab 250hp 2.3 turbo. All engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The new top end variant will be available with all of these engines; no special power plant and no power hike.

Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 215.800 yuan. Price for the new top end variant will likely start around 220.000 yuan.

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The back doesn’t differ bar for the exhaust pipes, located here on the left with two shiny tips.

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All the pipes, top to bottom: new version, DeLuxe, and Elite. The pipes on the latter two are by the way fake, the real single exhaust pipe is hidden behind the bumper.

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