Spy Shots: Venucia T90 SUV for China
Published on March 2, 2016 by Joey Wang
The very first Spy Shots of the upcoming Venucia T90 SUV. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in late April and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The T90 will be positioned above the Venucia T70. It will have a sporty coupe-SUV shape with a rather big spoiler in the boot lid.
Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, making various cars based on Nissan platforms. Up until recently these platforms were oldies that Nissan didn’t want anymore. But this trend changed with the Venucia Chenfeng E30 which is based on the Nissan Leaf, and this new Venucia T90 will be based on the current generation (2015) Nissan Murano.
The Murano is made in China by Dongfeng-Nissan. Price starts at 238.800 yuan and ends at 488.000 yuan. Engines: 186hp 2.5, 245hp 2.5 hybrid, and a 310hp 3.5 liter V6.
The T90 will get the 2.5 and the 2.5 hybrid, but not the 3.5. Price will be lower than the Murano, especially for the hybrid. Cars made by sub-brands are considered to be ‘Chinese’ by the Chinese government, and are therefore eligible for the full green-energy subsidies of the central and local governments.
The Murano hybrid costs between 290.000 and 380.000 yuan. The T90 hybrid will be at least 50.000 yuan cheaper across the range.
And the T90, with the Venucia badge on the nose.