Saab partner Hawtai: Hawtai B35 - China's Cayenne

Hatwai B35 - China's Cayenne
Hatwai B35 - China's Cayenne

The latest model from the Hawtai Motor Group looks very similar to the Porsche Cayenne in the sideline. In the People's Republic, it was also referred to by the press as a “Chinese Cayenne”, so the design borrowings are so obvious. The B35 is Hawtai's claim to climb into a new, higher vehicle class and away from the license manufacturer of Hyundai SUV - however, this climb does not take place without help from Hyundai.

Hawtai B35 interior
Hawtai B35 interior

The B35 is luxuriously equipped to meet the local desire for representation, and can be supplied with an 1.8 liter turbocharged petrol engine manufactured by SAIC or an 2.4 liter petrol engine from Mitsubishi. In the diesel segment, a Clean Power Diesel with 2.0 liters and 150 PS is available, which is based on a VM Motori license, manufactured by the Chinese and was further developed by Hawtai according to own data.

Hawtai B35 data
Hawtai B35 data

The gearboxes, automatic with 6 gears or manual, are manufactured by Hawtai in ZF license. The B35 is based on Hyundai's older Santa Fe platform and was first unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. The B35 is not yet in production.

Text: admin / saabblog.net

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