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'''Senova (紳寶/绅宝) D70. 2013 to date (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1799, 1992, 2290 cm³ (I4 DOHC).''' Chinese remake of [[Saab 9-5 (1997–2010)]], after BAIC bought the rights to the cars, launching a new marque. Turbocharged engines derived from former [[Saab]] units. New bodyshell (Pininfarina worked on the styling), and 2,755 mm wheelbase (up from 2,703 mm), though not as roomy as upscale Chinese buyers might have liked. Originally, three models were announced: D240 denoted 1·8-litre models, D280 for 2·0, and D320 for 2·3, outputting 130, 150 and 184 kW respectively, but all renamed as D70 when launched to the public. Assembly quality judged to be middle-of-the-road by Chinese press at launch; uncomfortable driving position. Some turbo lag in 2·0-litre unit, and Aisin transmission not that well suited. Not the most refined, especially considering the age of the platform and engine. Meant to be a challenger for other Asian cars in this segment, such as the [[GAC Trumpchi (2010–)]], [[Kia K5 (TF)]] and [[Hyundai Sonata (YF)]].
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'''Senova (紳寶/绅宝) D70/Senova ES210. 2013 to date (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1799, 1992, 2290 cm³ (I4 DOHC), 100 kWh electric.''' Chinese remake of [[Saab 9-5 (1997–2010)]], after BAIC bought the rights to the cars, launching a new marque. Turbocharged engines derived from former [[Saab]] units. New bodyshell (Pininfarina worked on the styling), and 2,755 mm wheelbase (up from 2,703 mm), though not as roomy as upscale Chinese buyers might have liked. Originally, three models were announced: D240 denoted 1·8-litre models, D280 for 2·0, and D320 for 2·3, outputting 130, 150 and 184 kW respectively, but all renamed as D70 when launched to the public. Assembly quality judged to be middle-of-the-road by Chinese press at launch; uncomfortable driving position. Some turbo lag in 2·0-litre unit, and Aisin transmission not that well suited. Not the most refined, especially considering the age of the platform and engine. Meant to be a challenger for other Asian cars in this segment, such as the [[GAC Trumpchi (2010–)]], [[Kia K5 (TF)]] and [[Hyundai Sonata (YF)]]. Electric model, ES210, listed at the end of 2014.
  
  

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Senova (紳寶/绅宝) D70/Senova ES210. 2013 to date (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1799, 1992, 2290 cm³ (I4 DOHC), 100 kWh electric. Chinese remake of Saab 9-5 (1997–2010), after BAIC bought the rights to the cars, launching a new marque. Turbocharged engines derived from former Saab units. New bodyshell (Pininfarina worked on the styling), and 2,755 mm wheelbase (up from 2,703 mm), though not as roomy as upscale Chinese buyers might have liked. Originally, three models were announced: D240 denoted 1·8-litre models, D280 for 2·0, and D320 for 2·3, outputting 130, 150 and 184 kW respectively, but all renamed as D70 when launched to the public. Assembly quality judged to be middle-of-the-road by Chinese press at launch; uncomfortable driving position. Some turbo lag in 2·0-litre unit, and Aisin transmission not that well suited. Not the most refined, especially considering the age of the platform and engine. Meant to be a challenger for other Asian cars in this segment, such as the GAC Trumpchi (2010–), Kia K5 (TF) and Hyundai Sonata (YF). Electric model, ES210, listed at the end of 2014.


Manufacturing location: Shunyi, Beijing, China

Marque: Senova

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