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Old 05-02-2009, 02:57 AM   #11
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Nicely done. Who says the Chinese do good cars? BTW does Roewe have plans to make this thing?
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:03 AM   #12
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Speculation has it that the N1 is based on the underpinnings of the Roewe 550.
According to some sources the N1 is in essence a thinly disguised version of the planned production model that is set to go on sale in China next year. The compact-sized sedan will sit below the 550 in Roewe's vehicle line-up.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:05 PM   #13
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The Roewe N1 concept will become the Roewe 350.

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When Roewe first came to be, the first car that rolled off the line was the gentry like Roewe 750 with a big 2.5 V6 engine, over a short time Chinese consumers have quickly adapted to high oil prices and are quickly shying away from gigantic power plants that suck their purses dry to smaller turbo assisted engines that pack the punch of a 6 cylinder engine but with the economy of a 4 pot. Roewe are responding well to market conditions with the introduction of 1.8T, and future 1.5 and 1.5T engines, the 1.5 will also fall into a lower sales tax bracket meaning more sales all round.

The Roewe N1 concept at the Shanghai Auto Show showed that Roewe are thinking smaller, and more compact than their current Roewe 550. The Roewe N1 concept looks set to become the Roewe 350, and the first rendered images were leaked to the internet.

Of course this isnt the first time this particular vehicle has been spotted, a test mule was sighted in Australia earlier this year undergoing road testing.

This particular car has been codenamed the AP11 project, and is being worked on by both MG and SAIC. Plans for the 350/AP11 are plentiful with both four door sedans, the AP12 will be a 5 door hatch, and the AP13 will be a small SUV, and the final car on this platform will be the AP14, an estate/wagon. auto.sohu.com are reporting that the 350 is riding on a heavily modified Rover 45 platform, which in turn was a much older Honda Civic platform.

Around 60 AP11 vehicles have been handbuilt to date for testing, which could mean that some of these vehicles are in the UK for testing as well as Australia and China.

SAIC are hoping to show off the Roewe 350 sedan on January 30th and begin production on Feb 28th 2010. SAIC are going for sales of 60,000 per year with this year, or monthly sales of 8000-10,000 (at least according to auto.sohu.com), although these sales figures might be across the range (hatch, sedan, wagon, and SUV).

The Roewe 350 might be SAICís answer to the highly popular Brilliance FRV (which is currently selling at a record rate) in hatch, and crossover form, and will be joined by a sedan brother later this year.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:58 AM   #14
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Any images from the SUV, hatchback and estate versions?
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:31 AM   #15
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Roewe when released will use a DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox, I think it is) in the N1 made by BorgWarner, which I think is the same company that make the gearboxes for Volkswagen. Any news on the possible Roewe hatch?
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:58 AM   #16
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The high-end model of the Roewe 350 will feature a 1.5VCT engine and SG double-clutch gearbox...http://autos.globaltimes.cn/photo/2009-09/473305.html
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Roewe 350:





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Old 10-27-2009, 06:46 AM   #18
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:32 AM   #20
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Wow..................VERY nice. Also nice to see a real automatic transmission in a small car, and not a AMT - not that I have anything against a AMT, but I think this could be a VERY popular car once it hits the market. A classy, upscale look in a small car package.........if it can compete with the FRV with price it will be a amazing deal. Frankly, I see this car more as a competitor for the Fit/Polo/Accent/Yaris/Livinia crowd - I don't think Roewe will be able to get the price down low enough to really be price competitive with the FRV. Also, one more car to throw into the mix - the upcoming next generation HRV (a rebadged Opel Astra). What a hot, competitive segment of the market......I love it!
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