The Chinese brand has announced the premiere of the modernized SUV RX5. According to unofficial data, this cross will add to the range, and will not supplant the pre-reform model.
Spy photos of the updated crossover Roewe RX5 posted a few days ago. Now released official sketches. Recall that the model-sized Volkswagen Tiguan release from 2016, it is a best seller belonging to the group of SAIC brand as well as one of the most popular SUVs of China as a whole.
So, according to original images of the changes was larger than previously estimated. A new grille with intricate horizontal pattern instead of the dice we considered in the previous pictures, but what was not noticeable in those shots, so it appeared above the headlight led strips daytime running lights.
In addition, according to Chinese media, the model will be “significantly upgraded” interior. However, the main “chip” likely will go with the pre-reform SUV – entertainment system with a vertical touchscreen. And yet the Chinese are saying that updated RX5 will receive the name prefix Plus – that is still a cross, apparently, will remain at least at the first stage.
The “plus” designate only one motor – petrol “turboservice” 1.5 TGI (169 HP) from the current SUV, which is combined with a six-speed “mechanics” or seven-speed robotized transmission with two dry clutches. Dorestaylingovyh Roewe RX5 also put a two-liter gasoline turbo engine with six-speed robotized transmission with wet clutches, in addition the model has a hybrid and electric options. All-wheel drive has only the top version with the engine 2.0.
In China, the Prime Minister transformed Roewe RX5 is scheduled for June of this year. Pre-reform, the SUV is from a 96 800 yuan, equivalent to about 13 $ 630 at the current exchange rate.
By the way, sell the SUV outside of China, but under the MG brand, which also owns the concern SAIC.