Senova X65 – Chinese SUV based on platform of the Saab 9-3

Beijing Auto 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 and 2.3 turbo engines. The X65 will be powered by the 2.0 turbo, here good for 177 hp and 230nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

New Spy Shots of the Beijing Auto Senova X65 SUV, showing it is almost ready for the Chinese car market:


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