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The new Beijing AutoBJ40L Plus has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 159.800 and ends at 189.800 yuan. The Beijing Auto BJ40 L Plus is a high end variant of the BJ40L. It is an additional model, not a facelift or a successor. The Plus comes with extra wide fender flares, making this Jeep clone suddenly look a lot more like a Hummer. This is the standard BJ40L. Price starts at 124.800 yuan and ends at 179.800 yuan. Engines are oldies from Saab: a 204 hp 2.0 turbo and a 250 hp 2.3 turbo. Beijing Auto Industrial Corporation (BAIC), the owner of the Beijing Auto brand, bought the rights to the Saab 2.0 turbo and Saab 2.3 turbo from GM in 2009, along with the rights to the platforms of the Saab 9-3 and first generation Saab 9-5. The Beijing Auto BJ40L Plus is available with both engines, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Plus is seen here with part of the roof off. You can actually take if off entirely, which is really cool, if you have a place to store it. Not many people have, it seems, as I have never ever seen one roof-less on the road. The interior sees the biggest change compared to the standard car; the dashboard is completely new and fitted with a digital instrument panel, a 12.3 inch standing touch screen, round air vents, a wider center tunnel, and an electronic parking brake. It also has perforated panels to save weight an improve speed! Curb weight of the Bj40L Plus stands at 2055 kilo. The BJ40L badge on the back is in gold on this car. It was silver on the earlier press photos. A nice touch for a Plus, but also a bit messy, as the Beijing Auto badge below it is still in silver.
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The video that almost everyone has been asking for (Consider this your Trigger Warning lol)!! So as some of you know, we took our new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon on the trail known as Carnage Canyon. For those of you who aren't familiar with this trail - the sign at the very beginning SUGGESTS that body damage is likely and RECOMMENDS that your vehicle is equipped with at least 39" tires. Essentially, this trail is mostly well known for being a buggy trail. To clarify, our JLU Rubicon is not a buggy and is only equipped with 35" tires and a 2.5" lift (that cost $170, mind you). Otherwise, it is 100% stock. We also do not have a winch (although there were several rigs at the entrance who were willing to assist us should we have needed it). Turns out that we didn't need any help, though. Not only did we make it all the way to V-Notch obstacle without getting stuck or needing to be winched, but we also managed to do so with zero body damage and nothing breaking. We also made it back down and out with no issues. This genuinely shows two things very clearly: A) This Jeep is insanely capable off road, and B) how important it is to have an awesome spotter! Anyways, watch and enjoy! :)
So we purchased a brand new, 2018 JLU Rubicon exactly one week ago. Officially name "The Step Child", we slapped 35" Cooper STT Pro tires and 1.5" wheel spacers on her but left her otherwise completely stock. We then immediately took her out to Old Chinaman Gulch in Colorado and tested her on every obstacle we came across. When all was said and done - we had a smorgasbord of scratches and gouges on the belly pans and sliders (that's what they're there for) and zero actual body damage. The only thing that stopped the vehicle at any point was clearance (which can be easily fixed with 37s and a lift), otherwise it climbed just about anything you put it up against. All in all, we were extremely impressed with the offroad capabilities of the vehicle. Ultimately this thing is a beast right out of the box - 10/10 I would recommend to anyone looking for a vehicle that's comfortable as hell on the road and can handle itself with flying colors offroad.
Jeep crows about its Wrangler being the standard for off-road driving. As my colleague Andrew Ganz found in Arizona, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a dynamite car in the dirt.
While the 2018 Wrangler, a JL to all the fans, certainly will be a fixture on trails and in mud bogs, it's also the vehicle that will get plenty of folks to school and work without ever setting a tire off road. The Wrangler will be a grocery getter, a commuter car, and in 4-door trim, perhaps the most capable method of getting the kids to soccer practice this side of a Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, or Toyota Land Cruiser.
To find out how the 2018 Wrangler improved for those daily commuters, I borrowed a Rubicon Unlimited with a 6-speed manual and 3.6-liter V-6—easily the most enthusiast-focused member of the Wrangler family—and put 267 miles of commuter-class travel on it.
The Good: The new Wrangler takes so much from its World War II ancestor, but thankfully, the cabin is no longer one of those things. My tester had the same excellent pair of screens found in high-end versions of the Compass and Cherokee, with a 7.0-inch display in the instrument cluster and an 8.4-inch touchscreen atop the center stack. It had dual-zone automatic climate control, and a heated steering wheel to go with its heated seats. And the lights were LEDs, which meant I could actually see at night. The Wrangler feels like a product of the 21st century.
The Bad: That feeling comes at a substantial price. My tester, a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, started at $41,690 (including the mandatory $1,195 destination charge) and arrived loaded with enough gear to swell the total to $49,275. That's only a few thousand dollars shy of an entry-level Land Rover Discovery, but more egregiously, it's nearly $6,000 more than a Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, which provides at least 85 percent of the Wrangler's capability in a more livable everyday package.
The Good: The big underhood news for the 2018 Wrangler is its new turbocharged 4-cylinder and mild-hybrid system, but this standard V-6 is perfectly fine. The V-6 fitted to our tester was smooth and powerful, and when revved toward the redline, it sounded so good I had to make sure my tester wasn't fitted with a cold-air intake or exhaust system.
The Bad: The 6-speed manual is just fine. The throws could have been a little longer, but the sensation when entering each gate felt just right for a Jeep. But the clutch was vague and difficult to manage off the line and the throttle overly sharp. After a few days with the Wrangler, I started taking off from stop signs and red lights in second gear because the resistance from the taller gearing made it easier to manage throttle/clutch inputs and accelerate smoothly.