The Senova CC is a concept previewing an extra sporty variant of the Beijing Auto Senova D60. The bodywork however is exactly the same, bar for a heavy body kit including a hefty front spoiler and a large wing on the back.
The Senova D60 is based on the second-generation Saab 9-3. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo and 2.3 turbo four-cylinder petrol engines. What then, is under the bonnet here..?
The Saab 2.0 turbo! The standard D60 is only available with a 1.8 turbocharged petrol with 177hp and 240nmas in the standard car. This 2.0 turbo delivers 204hp and 270nm. The fact that the engine now appears in this CC concept likely means that it will soon become available in the D60 range.