China’s Latest SUV: The Second-Generation BAIC BJ40
The first BJ40, which is also sold in Pakistan, was first shown as a concept car in 2010 in Beijing. The real car was shown in 2013 in Guangzhou. The name BJ comes from Beijing, which is China’s capital.
The new BJ40 looks more modern but still has some of the old design. It has LED headlights, square wheel openings, new alloy wheels, tall LED tail lights, and other things that SUVs usually have, like roof racks and a spare tire on the back. There are also black parts to make it look tough.
Under the hood, the new BJ40 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine made by HYCET, which is a part of Great Wall Motors. The engine makes 245 horsepower and 395 Newton-meters of torque. It uses an 8-speed automatic gearbox from ZF Friedrichshafen. The car can be 4-wheel drive part-time and has 11 driving modes. It can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 10 seconds.
Inside the car, there are two big screens, an LCD screen for the speedometer, and a new steering wheel. In the middle, there’s a small gear lever, buttons to change driving modes, a place to charge your phone, and a place to put stuff. The car only has five seats.
The second-generation BAIC BJ40 SUV is now being made in China and will soon be available for sale. People in China can already buy it before the official launch. It costs between 185,800 and 225,800 yuan, which is around $25,385 to $30,850.