The Roewe division of Chinese automotive heavyweight SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) has dopped a series of pictures/stetches revealing its heavily reworked W5 SUV ahead of its public unveiling at the Beijing auto show later this week.
The new five seater continues to be based on the old Ssangyong Kyron but recieves sharper styling that gives it a more upmarket appearance, along with a more contemporary interior with imporoved materials touch screen controls and the latest in connectivity options.
Roewe confirms the W5 will get a new range of engines. Gone are the old 1.8 turbo and 3.2 liter six-in-line gasoline engines - the latter of which is based around an old Mercedes-Benz design with origins in the 1970s. In their place is a new turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder developed by parent company SAIC as part of units that go under the name "Cube Tech".