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Old 09-04-2007, 12:59 PM   #51
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The fact that a Chinese company can design a decent original car makes it even more shameful that the other Chinese companies persist in stealing other automakers' designs. There's no excuses anymore.
This car was designed in the UK, but your post is stll valid...
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:35 PM   #52
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heres a promo commercial for the W2


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Old 10-23-2007, 12:31 AM   #53
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Anyone know if the W2 or Rongwei 550 is coming to the U.S.? This is a desirable car, indeed.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:45 PM   #54
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I wonder if this British designed car will end up being called an MG?
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:18 AM   #55
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Saic Motor-W2/W261 will postponed to launch @ March, 2008 due to various reasons

So going to overseas needs time...
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:54 AM   #56
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According to China Car Times the car will indeed bear the name Roewe 550. The engine beneath the hood will be 1.8 turbo. Measurements are in at (LxWxH) 4624 x 1827 x 1480mm, the wheelbase measures 2705mm.




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Old 11-13-2007, 12:29 PM   #57
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The car looks very classy, balanced and chique. The front reminds me of the Chrysler Sebring and the Volkswagen Passat (Magotan). So perhaps the Roewe 550 and 750 will be sold as SsangYong in Europe? I hope so, because the cars are looking very well!



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Old 11-13-2007, 04:31 PM   #58
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Sneak preview of the interior:


And some pics from SAIC UK which was visited by several reporters recently.
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They also get some official info from vice CEO of SAIC UK,
Engine: 1.8L/1.8T, 100kW-125kW, Euro IV with techs could upgrade to Euro V, possible more power engine in the future (1.6L engine also mentioned in the artile, but it's not official).

Crash Test: designed to be NCAP 5 star, they are satisfied with the test result now.

Road test completed: frigid area(Sweden), low and high temperature in mountain area(Spain), high speed(Germany)

Test nearly end focus on Chinese road circumstances: reliability test, winter test, summer test, plateau area test.

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:35 AM   #59
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Some more pictures of the interior:




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From Global Auto Sourcing:

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After its Rover75-based Roewe 750 was launched in Chinese market last March, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) started to develop its second Roewe-branded sedan--Roewe 550. The sedan is set to debut at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show this April and go on sale in June, Xinhua News Agency reports today.

Priced at 120,800 Yuan to 160,000 Yuan (US$16,575-22,099), Roewe 550 is set to compete with models like Mazda3, Honda Civic, Ford Focus and VW Sagitar. It is 4,624 mm in length, 1,827 mm in width, 1,480 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,705 mm. The turbocharged engine could turn out a maximum of 118 kW.

"Roewe 750 absorbs the advanced Rover technology, but this car (Roewe 550) is definitely a technology innovation by SAIC on its own. It's based on a brand new platform, very different from Rover," said an unnamed SAIC official.

Roewe 550 is independently built by SAIC's technology center in Anting, the west suburbs of Shanghai. The automaker said that the center, together with its design workshops in Nanjing, Korea and UK, will develop about local brand models.

Road-test for the car has already been finished.
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