Roewe W5 Urban Concept debuts at the Beijing Auto Show
Published on April 23, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The Roewe W5 Urban Concept debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Urban Concept previews the upcoming facelift for the Roewe W5 SUV, and design elements of the concept will also be applied on other future Roewe cars. The facelifted Roewe W5 will hit the China car market late this year.
The current Roewe W5 was launched on the China car market in August 2011. Price starts at 151.800 yuan and ends at 298.800 yuan. The Roewe W5 is based on the last-generation Ssangyong Kyron. Engines: 160hp 1.8 turbo and a 220hp 3.2 liter six-in-line, the latter based on an ancient Mercedes-Benz engine that the Germans sold to Ssangyong in the 1980′s.
The facelifted W5 will ditch both engines and will be powered by a new 2.0 turbo, part of en engine family that is currently under development in cooperation with General Motors. SAIC calls the new engines ‘CUBE-TECH’, which indicates a compact design.
Interior very concept-like with an interesting mix of alu, wood and leather. Large screen and new instrument binnacle will make it to production car.
Heavily chromed strip on the back. New rear light design. No need to change the W5 badge…