Chinese state-owned company BAIC (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd.) has launched the all-new BJ60 SUV in the Chinese market the latest addition to its rich SUV lineup sports a hybrid powertrain. The BAIC BJ60 is a full-size three-row cabin with lots of techs and a mix-and-match design that compete with the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Trumpchi GS8, and GWM Tank 500. Unlike most of its crossover-SUV competitors, the BJ60 is a true four-wheel-drive body-on-frame off-road SUV. It looks smoother and more refined than BJ40.
BAIC BJ60 strong exterior:
BAIC BJ60 has a boxy shape in contrast to its smaller counterpart. It features strong profile lines, a massive silhouette, and an enormous stature that make an imposing SUV. The BJ60 adopts BAIC’s signature design language with a recognizable vertical modeled front grille body featuring piano painting and giving a bold look.
The new BJ60 has a Jeep-like face (if it avoids utilizing a 7-slotted grille) that is strongly reminiscent of the Toyota Land Cruiser. It has front combination headlamps with LEDs with daytime running lights that come with a delayed light-off feature. It also has front and rear fog lamps, Additionally, BJ60 includes a set of two-tone 20-inch wheels, an LED high-mounted stop lamp, and an LED rear combination tail lamp.
Along with the overall profile, the dimensions are also quite reminiscent of the Land Cruiser Prado. In terms of dimension, the BJ60 measures 5,020 mm in length, 1,925 mm in width, 1,955 mm in height, and 2,820 mm in wheelbase. These measurements make it slightly longer than the Toyota Land Cruiser. In BAIC’s own SUV lineup, the BJ60 is bigger than the BJ80 but smaller than the BJ90.
The Interior of BJ60 is simple and decent with a lot of straight lines, dual screens, and a black and white color scheme. The leather-wrapped steering wheel consists of steering control switches that can be easily adjusted by changing the angle for the driver’s ease. On the dashboard, it has a digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch freestanding infotainment touchscreen, and a pixel-like display on the passenger side. There is also a HUD, rear air vents, 260-color interior ambient lighting premium audio system, heated seats, and a panoramic roof. Additionally, ambient lighting that is both monochromatic and polychromatic is present throughout the interior. BAIC BJ60 is available in 5- and 7-seat versions.
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
Multiple drive modes
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Leather trimmed interior and seats
Powertrain and Performance:
The BAIC BJ60 uses a 2-liter turbocharged ICE under the hood paired with a mild hybrid (48V) system. The hybrid powertrain generates 267 hp (196 kW) and 406Nm of torque. It comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a top speed of 180 km/h. According to BAIC, the BJ60 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 6 seconds and has an 85L fuel tank. It also claimed a driving range of 1,000 km with a 35L auxiliary tank. The BJ60 features four-wheel drive front, AWD, mid, and rear differential lock, as well as 9 different drive modes and a host of off-road focused systems that enhance its capability off the track.
The BJ40 Plus is equipped with all the features required for off-road adventures. The car has several safety and driver assistance features to make the experience easier and safer. The strong body frame prevents the car from rolling and allows the car to drive on rough terrains.
BAIC BJ60 SUV Price:
The price of the BJ60 seems a bit more expensive than its rival. As mentioned, the BAIC BJ60 price range is between 239,800 to 285,800 RMB (33.500 – 39,950 USD).
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