Saab based compactSUV Beijing Auto Senova X65 had its officially debut at the exhibition 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show and now this car hits the Chinese market, price starts at 98.000 yuan and ends at 149.800 yuan ($15.889 – 24.090).
Senova X65 is based on their Matrix platform, which is derived from the platform of the Saab 9-3. BAIC, the mother company of Beijing Auto, bought the rights the the platforms for the Saab 9-3 and the last-generation Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009. The deal included the Saab-developed 2.0 turbo (B204E) and 2.3 turbo (B235R) engines.
Senova X65 is powered by said 2.0 turbo, here with an output of 177hp and 240nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Car on pics is a manual. Later on a 1.5 turbo with 163hp and 225nm will become available as well. Size: 4645/1816/1680, wheelbase is 2670.