The new off-road car BJ20 in the BAIC line-up

June 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm

This year Beijing Auto Industry Company produced several off-road models and presented them at the popular Auto Show in Shanghai. BJ20, BJ40 and BJ80 novelties were the most interesting. The new model BJ20 is a prototype of a series compact crossover. In the line-up of a brand BAIC BJ20 will take place below the existing three-door SUV BJ40.

BJ20 on the BAIC stand in Shanghai image

BJ20 on the BAIC stand in Shanghai image

The BJ20 production version will be available in the Chinese market in the end of 2016 with minimal exterior changes. It refers the design; however the vehicle will remain the same size. For the first time the concept BJ20 has appeared at the Beijing Auto Show in 2013, but since then its view has strikingly redesigned. Manufacturers have deviated from “retro design” and made a new crossover much more modern with a noticeable influence of American and Japanese style, which is distinctly observable in a design of the front body.

Modern design of BJ20 crossover photo

Modern design of BJ20 crossover photo

The engine range will include a 1.5 liters 4-cylinder power plant and a turbocharged version of a unit. Cost of the future crossover will start from 80 000 Yuan (12 900 dollars). It is all that is known about BAIC BJ20 as carmakers don’t disclose all the details about the new crossover.