Previous reports suggested the new SUV would be powered by 1.8 liter and 1.5 liter engines. However, Car News China is now saying the SUV will receive new 1.4 liter and 1.5 liter turbocharged mills after the 1.8 liter engine was dropped for being too heavy. The new powerplants will reportedly contribute to a higher-than-expected base price of around 110, 000 yuan (USD $18, 131).
The spy photos don’t reveal much more than what was seen in the previous shots. Much of the exterior is still hidden underneath what looks to be electrical tape, though the body lines aren’t difficult to make out. We now also get a second look at the interior, including new shots of the back seats.
A concept of the new Baojun SUV is expected to bow at the Beijing Motor Show in April, with the production model arriving at Chinese dealerships later this year.