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This big red monster is the new Beijing Auto BJ40L Plus, 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. Good mixing. 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 Beijng 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 BJ40 L Plus will use the same engines. Price will start around 170.000 yuan for the 2.0 turbo, and 190.000 for the 2.3 turbo. The BK40L Plus will debut on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in May. The interior sees the biggest change compared to the standard car; the dashboard is completely new and fitted with a digital instrument panel, a standing touch screen, round air vents, a wider center tunnel, and an electronic parking brake. Gone are the big working man’s levers of lore, in comes the trendy tiny knob that millennials love. But happily, it still has a clearly marked cigarette lighter and a large ash tray!
The JAC Refine S7 SUV is finally ready, seen here in dark red flanked by stern looking creatures wearing white gloves. What is that all about?! The Refine S7 features a distinctive grille with a lot of shine and a black upper bar with the new JAC logo in it. Wheels look sporty but a tad too small. The S7 is the new flagship of the JAC SUV lineup. But it won’t be for long as the company is already working on bigger cars. There will be two engines available: a 1.5 turbo with 174hp and 251nm and 2.0 turbo with 190hp and 280nm, both mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DCT. It is the same engine lineup as in the Refine A60 sedan. Length is 4800 and wheelbase is 2800. The Refine S7 will come in five-seat and seven-seat versions. The interior is very impressive for a JAC, by far their best so far. Black leather sears with a red dash, a battery of four air vents on the center stack with a clock in the middle. There is a digital instrument panel and a 10 inch touch screen. It has shiny perforated panels for even more SUV speed! The red seat covers in this car are a common thing in media cars in China; the car makers don’t want those stinkin’ journalist asses to dirty their seats. Light units are rather large but they do look good. The shiny pipe tips are fake. The pipe exists under the bumper on the right side, but you got to go low to see it:
The Chinese automaker JAC announced the immediate release of a new version of its flagship crossover S7 Sport to the domestic market. While there is no specific information about the car, but the Internet is already filled with photos of new items. The sports version differs from the serial updated bumpers, grille and revised LED optics. As it became known from insiders, JAC S7 Sport will receive the same power units as its predecessor. We are talking about 1.5 and 2.0-liter engines, which produce 174 and 190 horsepower, respectively. The official presentation ceremony for the novelty will be held on November 16. How much will it cost JAC S7 is still unknown, but the regular model is available in China at a price of 97,800 yuan.
Brilliance is a Chinese brand that most of you have never heard of, but it exists, and the company even has a partnership with BMW on the former’s domestic market. Together with BMW, Brilliance owns half of BMW Brilliance, which is a joint venture that manufactures, distributes, and sells products of the German brand in China. The Asian corporation also owns a minibus company named Jinbei, which operates on its domestic market. You might think that Brilliance is a small player, but it had the capacity to built 800,000 cars in 2010, and it has since invested in expanding its capabilities. Back in 2007, Brilliance launched a model in Europe, the BS6, which was followed by the BS4. The first of them was crash-tested by Germany’s ADAC, which only gave it a star out of five for its performance. While Landwind was the first Chinese brand that attempted to sell vehicles in Europe and failed, Brilliance Auto got the unwanted change of being second. With the help of BMW, the employees at Brilliance might have a shot at developing models that could attain decent results in European crashworthiness tests, which is an important step that must be undertaken to guarantee a chance of success on the Old Continent. According to reports, the Brilliance V7 is set to become the brand’s most expensive model ever offered. With that in mind, along with BMW’s collaboration with this company, there is a chance that the Chinese might consider selling it in Europe. The latter hypothesis could explain why Brilliance bothers with testing its prototype in winter conditions in Europe, and this could be one of the reasons why they are undergoing these efforts. A look at the spyshots reveals a conventionally-designed SUV, with familiar shapes, but without any blatant copying of Western brands. It features a front grille that reminds us of an older off-roader from Mitsubishi, but with a twist in the form of a triangle-shaped element. Meanwhile, its front and rear lights do not resemble anything else on the European market.
Refine S7, a compact SUV with one of the biggest space of any model created to date by Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, hit the market on Sunday with a price range between 109,800 yuan ($17,193) and 129,800 yuan.
Its four major advantages - safety features, interconnectivity, spacious and engine power - have led some in the auto industry to hail the S7 as a "security king" among SUV models.
The S7 features JAC's "Security Plus" system, which has proven effective during cumulative test mileage of 80 million kilometers.
Increasingly complex road conditions and people's desire to drive to a variety of locations have led to increased demands for car safety.
Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, which was founded in 1964 and listed in 2001, has responded to those by providing an intelligent system that helps to prevent emergencies, and to protect the car's occupants when they do occur.
Consider emergency safety, for instance.
In addition to seat belts, ABS and airbags, the S7 has a tire emergency stop system, which makes sure that the car can still run safely in a controlled manner for some distance when the tire witnesses severe or complete loss of pressure.
In the category of intelligent safety, the S7 is equipped with an automatic emergency braking system, which uses radar to measure the distance from the front of the vehicle to an obstacle, then uses a data analysis module to measure that distance and sound an alarm when it senses a potential collision.
When the driver does not have time to brake, the AEB system will employ automatic brakes to protect the driver.
The S7 is equipped with lane departure warning systems, which can recognize the lane departure under various conditions and give out a warning in advance to ensure the driver focuses on the road ahead. The S7 also has a high performance vehicle body stabilization system from American TRW Automotive, with 14 active control stabilization functions in total. In terms of structural safety, up to 74 percent of the S7's vehicle body is made up of high-strength steel, protecting its occupants in the case of collision.
Besides the high degree of safety, S7 Super Edition also excels in terms of inter-connectivity, space and engine power. It is equipped with the J-link smart car networking system, providing intelligent voice, intelligent life management and smart remote control services.
With China's second-child policy, many families need additional room in their cars.
The body size of the S7 Super is 4,790/1,900/1,760 mm and it has a super long wheelbase of 2,750 mm.
The trunk volume can run up to 1,358L. Besides, there are 22 other storage spaces to meet the family's travel needs.
For performance, it is equipped with the leading domestic 1.5T-GDI +6 DCT platinum power combination.
The 1.5T-GDI engine's maximum power is 128 Kw, while the maximum torque is 251Nm, a level that places it among world leaders, and is far more than that provided by the same displacement engine. The 6DCT is the international leading wet dual-clutch, with a transmission efficiency of up to 94 percent with stable performance.
The S7 also offers intelligent driving through a head-up, simplified display function.
And it can obtain key information easier and quicker than other models, decreasing the risk of blind driving.
The S7 is also equipped with a parking assistance system and 360-degree panorama image, which improves the safety of customers in parking.
In addition, the S7 offers blind spot monitoring, corner supplementary lighting and adaptive cruise control.