New SUV BJ80C will be powered by the Saab 2.3 turbo engine


These are the first spy photos of the new Beijing Auto BJ80D SUV in China. This SUV will be available in three versions –  BJ80C is the civilian version,  BJ80J is the military version, and the BJ80D is a civilian version with the diesel engine of the military version.

The BJ80C will be powered by the Saab-developed 250hp 2.3 turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Beijing Auto Industrial Corporation (BAIC), the owner of BAIC Motor, bought the rights to the Saab 2.0 turbo and Saab 2.3 turbo from GM in 2009, along with the rights to the platforms of the Saab 9-3 and first generation Saab 9-5. The 2.3 turbo also serves in the Senova D70 and will serve in the Beijing Auto BJ40, among others.


BAIC BJ80J with Saab engine
BAIC BJ80J with Saab engine

source: Car News China