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First Generation (2014–2017)Edit

Senova D50 I
 
Overview
Also calledBeijing Auto C50E
BJEV EU400
BJEV EU260
Production2013–2017
Model years2014–2017
AssemblyChina
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car (C)
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformM-trix (Based on the Saab 9-3 platform)[2]
Powertrain
Engine1.5 L A151 I4 (petrol)
1.5 L 4A91 I4 (turbo petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
CVT automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104 in)
Length4,582 mm (180 in)
Width1,794 mm (71 in)
Height1,486 mm (59 in)

Originally unveiled as the Beijing Auto C50E, the first generation Senova D50 debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, and was launched on to the China car market in H2 2014. The C50E was planned to be sold under the Senova brand name with the original designation being D150. Prices starts from 74,800 yuan to 119,800 yuan.[3]

BJEV EU260/ EU400 (Electric Version)Edit

Originally the Beijing Auto Senova EV300, the electric car based on the Beijing Auto Senova D50 sedan was later renamed to EU under the BJEV brand. Beijing Auto previewed an EV300 concept on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, with a new and more aerodynamic front DRG compared to the D50 that it was based on. The Senova EV300 is powered by an electric motor producing 136 hp and 240 nm of torque, the electric range is about 200 kilometers with initial pricing before green-car subsidies by central and local governments to start around 200,000 yuan. The EU260 EV debuted on the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show in China.[4] After the rebranding, the EU260 is manufactured by BAIC BJEV, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC) that makes electric cars.[5] The EU series includes two different trim levels with different electric range including the BJEV EU400 and BJEV EU260 with the BJEV EU400 discontinued after the second generation D50 was launched.[6][7]

Second Generation (2018–present)Edit

Senova D50 II
 
Overview
Also calledBJEV EU5
Production2017–present
Model years2018–present
AssemblyChina
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car (C)
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedChanghe A6
Powertrain
Engine1.5 L A151 I4 (petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
CVT automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,670 mm (105 in)
Length4,630 mm (182 in)
Width1,820 mm (72 in)
Height1,480 mm (58 in)

The second generation Beijing Auto Senova D50 was unveiled on the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2017,[8] with the initial market launch planned to be in June 2017.[9] However, the launch of the second generation Beijing Auto Senova D50 for the Chinese car market was later postponed to be on November 8[10] with prices ranging from 67,900 yuan to 96,900 yuan.[11][12]

BJEV EU5 (Electric Version)Edit

Same as the first generation Beijing Auto Senova D50 sedan, the second generation D50 also spawned an electric version manufactured and sold under the BJEV brand. The electric version of the second generation D50 was also sold under the EU series, and this time it was sold alongside the first-generation-D50-based EU260 as the EU5 replacing the also first-generation-D50-based EU400.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (June 16, 2014). "Visit to the Beijing Auto dealer in Beijing, China". CarNewsChina.com.
  2. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (May 20, 2014). "Beijing Auto Shenbao to launch two new sedans, SUV, and an MPV". CarNewsChina.com.
  3. ^ Ning, W. E. (March 3, 2014). "Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is completely Naked in China". CarNewsChina.com.
  4. ^ Wang, Joey (November 20, 2015). "Beijing Auto Senova EU260 EV debuts on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China". CarNewsChina.com.
  5. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (June 12, 2016). "Eye To Eye With The Beijing Auto EU260 EV In China". CarNewsChina.com.
  6. ^ Ning, W. E. (May 4, 2015). "Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova EV300 for the Chinese car market". CarNewsChina.com.
  7. ^ "北汽新能源EU5". www.bjev.com.cn.
  8. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (April 21, 2017). "New Beijing Auto Senova D50 Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show". CarNewsChina.com.
  9. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (May 12, 2017). "The New Beijing Auto Senova D50 Is Almost Ready For China". CarNewsChina.com.
  10. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (October 25, 2017). "New Beijing Auto Senova D50 Will Hit The Chinese Car Market In November". CarNewsChina.com.
  11. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (August 8, 2017). "This Is The New Beijing Auto Senova D50 Sedan". CarNewsChina.com.
  12. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (November 9, 2017). "Beijing Auto Senova D50 Launched On The Chinese Car Market". CarNewsChina.com.
  13. ^ "Beijing Auto BJEV EU5".

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