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BAIC Launches BJ60 as Toyota Prado’s Competitor [Photos]

BAIC has officially launched the all-new BJ60 SUV for the Chinese market. The state-owned company is positioning its midsize SUV to compete with the likes of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Trumpchi GS8, and GWM Tank 500.

However, unlike most of its crossover-SUV counterparts, BJ60 is a proper four-wheel-drive body-on-frame off-road SUV. Compared to BJ40, it looks much smoother and more civilized.

It has a similar boxy profile but looks subtle compared to its smaller counterpart. Strong profile lines, huge stature, and a bulky silhouette make for an imposing SUV.

Performance

BJ60 has a 2-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 48V mild hybrid 48V motor. As a result, its peak output is 267 horsepower and 406 Nm of torque. It has an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a top speed of 180 km/h.

BJ60 has part-time four-wheel-drive front, mid, and rear differential locks, along with 9 different drive modes. BAIC claims that BJ60’s hybrid system allows for a zero-to-hundred acceleration in 6 seconds and a range of 1,000 km.

Features

BJ60 has several modern features including:

  • Fully-digital instrument cluster
  • 12.8″ infotainment unit
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Automatic multi-zone climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • 12-speaker premium stereo
  • Multiple drive modes
  • Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
  • Leather-trimmed interior, etc.

Price

Being a D-plus segment SUV, BJ60 is fairly expensive. The big SUV starts from the equivalent of Rs. 7.5 million and goes up to Rs. 9 million. With its price tag, BAIC’s new SUV will have a tough time competing with similar SUVs in China.


  • BJ60 has modern features are awesome love it ..I wish one day I will buy this car & enjoyed with family ❤️

  • Why BAIC is not able to understand,the most imp thing, the heart ,under the hood,what made prado a prado over years was its rugged yet matchless torque producer Deisel engines ,which made it actually desirable in Australia ,s.A or all over the world ,why install 2000 cc petrol
    engines ?! Just why ! Cant understand , please use atleast 2.5 or for better 2.8 deisel engines im Baic so that it can become an all- terrain allrounder .specially for touring .just basics


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