Chinese SUV BAIC BJ80 will receive “luxury” version

January 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Chinese company Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd., better known as BAIC, plans to launch a luxury version of SUV BJ80, which, as noted earlier, looks like a cult Geländewagen Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Standard version of BAIC BJ80 is already available in Chinese market. Authorized dealers sell the SUV at the price from 288,000 to 298,000 Yuan. This cost is three times cheaper then the most affordable Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

2017 "Luxury" BAIC BJ80 pic

2017 “Luxury” BAIC BJ80 pic

According to the publication CarNewsChina, which received the first spy photos of “luxury” version of the SUV BAIC BJ80, the novelty will be a copy of Mercedes-AMG models. It means that the car will get a vented hood, modified bumpers, enlarged air intakes, red brake calipers and exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels as well as two separate rear seats instead of the “couch”.

2017 Impressive BAIC BJ80 image

2017 Impressive BAIC BJ80 image

Under the hood of the car there will be located 4-cylinder turbo engine, producing 250 horsepower. The motor will be paired with the 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Novelty received permanent all-wheel drive with speed-reduction gearing. When the company plans to officially introduce “luxury” version of the model BAIC BJ80 is not reported.