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Beijing Auto C60 is getting Ready for the China car market

February 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto C60 is getting Ready for the China car market

New spy shots of the Beijing Auto C60 testing in China. The C60 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014 and it will hit the China car market around the same time. The C60 will sit under the new Shenbao/Senova brand, positioned between the upcoming Beijing Auto C50E and the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series.

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Spy Shots: Senova D-Series goes electric in China

January 6, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Senova D-Series goes electric in China

Spy Shots showing the production version of the Beijing Auto Senova D-Series EV, it will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year. The Senova EV will be available to all and won’t be another limited-production pilot project.

Beijing Auto plans to make 10.000 cars this year and 20.000 in 2015. Price will start around 300.000 yuan but green-car subsidies by central and local governments will bring that down to about 235.000 yuan.  Power comes from an electric motor with an output of 55hp and 127nm, good for a 130km/h top speed. Range is 150km. The electricity is stored in a lithium-ion battery.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 testing in the mountains in China

November 5, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 testing in the mountains in China

Spy shots showing the new Beijing Auto C60 sedan in the highlands of Qinghai Province for altitude testing, the test car was part of a larger convoy that also included the Beijing Auto C50E  sedan. The C60 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014 and it will hit the China car market around the same time. The C60 will sit under the new Shenbao/Senova brand, positioned between the upcoming C50E and the Shenbao D-Series.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 loosing some camouflage in China

October 30, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 loosing some camouflage in China

New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto C60 sedan. The C60 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014 and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of next year under the Shenbao/Senova brand, it will be positioned between the upcoming C50E/A150 and the Shenbao D-Series.

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Spy Shots: psychedelic Beijing Auto C60 testing in China

October 10, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: psychedelic Beijing Auto C60 testing in China

New spy shots showing the upcoming Beijing Auto C60 testing 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.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X SUV seen testing in China again

September 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X SUV seen testing in China again

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.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 sedan seen testing in China

September 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 sedan seen testing in China

New spy shots showing the Beijing Auto C60 testing in China. 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 that was launched in May. The production version of the Beijing Auto C60 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April next year.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 testing in China

August 21, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C60 testing in China

New spy shots showing the Beijing Auto C60 testing in China. 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 that was launched in May.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E seen Naked in China

August 21, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E seen Naked in China

New spy shots showing the Beijing Auto C50E testing naked in China, still with the bumpers in different colors, indicating development isn’t completely finished yet.

New reports in Chinese media indicate the C50E will be called Shenbao A150 when it hits the China car market in early 2014. The A150 will be the second car under the Shenbao/Senova brand after the Shenbao D-Series that was launched in May.

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Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series hits the Chinese car market

May 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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The Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series was finally launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 215.800 yuan. On pics an early bird I met last week in a street not far from my home in Beijing. Biggest surprise: the Beijing Auto-developed 1.8 turbo is immediately available, earlier on we heard it would become available only late this year.

The Shenbao D-Series is based on the first-generation Saab 9-5, Beijing Auto bought the rights to the first generation Saab 9-3 and 9-5 in 2009 from General Motors, by then the owner of Saab. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo engines. Buyers can choose between a traditional grille with four bars or the slightly more sporty 2-bar combination.

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