New spy shots of the Beijing Auto B80. The B80 is a new off-road style SUV that is expected to debut as a concept on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The production version will debut sometime in late 2014. The B80 is originally developed for the Chinese army. The psychedelic car on the photos is the civilian version.
The long delayed Beijing Auto B40 will be renamed Beijing Auto BJ40 when it finally hits the China car market on December 28. ‘BJ’ stands for BeiJing, tha capital of country and brand name of the vehicle. The B40 will be powered by a 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 143hp and 217nm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
A surprising encounter on the Beijing Tuning Street in the east of the Capital. In a remote area on the north side of the street I met two brand new but unfinished examples of the upcoming (or is it?) Beijing Auto B40. A green and a red car where standing in front of a tuning shop with three men doing all sorts of work on the interior of the green B40. Mystified by the appearance of the vehicles I started asking questions…
Chinese media say they have heard, quoting ‘domestic media’, that the Beijing Auto B40 will be finally launched on the China car market on December 28. However, media are very cautious because the coming of the B40 has been announced many a times and each time the B40 didn’t appear anyway. We are extremely cautious too. The B40 first appeared as a concept in 2010, it was on each auto show after that and it never changed a bit.
New spy shots of the seven-seat variant of the Beijing Auto SC20 MPV. The Beijing Auto SC20 will debut on the Guangzhou Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market just before the end of this year. The latest reports in Chinese automotive media indicate the 5-seater will be called ‘Beijing Auto S20′ and the 7-seater ‘Beijing Auto S30′.
New spy shots showing the upcoming Beijing Auto C60testing in China, wearing psychedelic camouflage that works exceptionally well on me, this morning. The C60 will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014 under the Shenbao/Senova brand, it will be positioned between the upcoming C50E/A150 and the Shenbao D-Series. The production version of the Beijing Auto C60 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April next year.
This is the new Beijing Auto M20 mini MPV, it will officially debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market late this year. The Weiwang M20 will compete with fine cars such as the Chang’an Ounuo and the Wuling Hongguang, tapping into a fast growing market for affordable people carriers.
The best spy shot so far of the Beijing Auto C50E, showing the interior in clear detail. The dash looks very neat with sporty dials, large screen sitting low in the center console and loads of buttons. Manual gearbox here. Materials seem to be of a good quality.
The Beijing Auto C50E will be launched on the Chinese auto market in 2014, it will be the second car under the Shenbao/Senova brand after the Shenbao D-Series that was launched in May.
New spy shots showing the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV testing in China. Debut is scheduled for the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The C51X will be sold under the new Shenbao/Senova brand. The SUV is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-3,just like the upcoming Beijing Auto C60F.
New spy shots showing the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV testing in China. The C51X is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-3, as is the upcoming Beijing Auto C60F. The Beijing Auto C51X debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show and the production version will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show.