May 15, 2017 by W.E. Ning
This is the production version of the new Beijing Auto Senova X55 SUV, showing off its daring fog light hugging bumper. It is an interesting car; definitely more than just a facelift but also not totally new, as it stands on the same platform as the current X55, which was launched less than two years ago.
May 12, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Photos of the final production version of the new Beijing Auto Senova D50. It debuted last month in Shanghai and will be launched on the Chinese car market next month. The body work is totally new compared to the current D50, which was launched only three years ago.
April 21, 2017 by Joey Wang
The new Beijing Auto Senova X55 SUV has been unveiled on the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. But unlike the Senova D50 we saw earlier today this X55 doesn’t seem totally new. The current X55 was launched less than two years ago.
April 21, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Beijing Auto Senova D50 has been unveiled on the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. The body work is totally new compared to the current D50, and it has become a much better looking car. The current car was launched almost exactly three years ago, so it is a bit early for an all-new version.
April 21, 2017 by W.E. Ning
The new Beijing Auto Senova OFFspace D70 concept car has been unveiled on the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, looking surprisingly modest for a concept car because it is very close to production. The OFFspace D70 previews the successor of the Senova D70 sedan, which is largely based the the first-generation Saab 9-5.
April 30, 2016 by Joey Wang
The new Beijing Auto Senova OffSpace concept car was unveiled on the Beijing Auto Show, looking absolutely impressive with a huge black grille surrounded by a thick chrome edge. The lights look mean and are connected to the front door by another shiny strip running over the front fender.
April 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Beijing Auto Senova X35 SUV for China, ready for its public debut on the Beijing Auto Show on Monday, and probably the best looking Senova car so far. The X35 is a new sub-compact SUV, it will be positioned above the Senova X25 and below the Senova X55.
April 20, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto has released a tip of teasers of the new Senova OffSpace concept car. The OffSpace will debut on Monday on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The Senova OffSpace previews a new large SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market in late 2017.
April 18, 2016 by Joey Wang
The best Spy Shots so far of the Beijing Auto Senova X35 SUV for China. The X35 is a new sub-compact SUV, it will debut on the Beijing Auto Show next week and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The X35 will be positioned above the Senova X25 and below the Senova X55.
March 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The lack of chargers is still the biggest hurdle for electric cars in China. There are basically no public chargers. Not at shopping malls, not at parks, not at government buildings, just really nowhere. Installing home chargers is also very hard as most people in the cities live in high rise apartments.
Installing chargers in the parking lots would be a solution, but the famously misty ownership of these places and the unwilling management makes that a near impossibility too. EV owners thus have to find their own way to charge their car. On the photos a Beijing Auto Senova EV160 seen charging on a parking lot on my compound in east Beijing.
The 220V charger is plugged in, and it was charging as I took these photos. The line then goes under the rear door, likely to keep the plug steady. After that the only way is…