FAW model lineup will be supplemented with Senia R8 crossover

FAW model lineup will be supplemented with Senia R8 crossover

March 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The new SUV from the Xenia / Senya sub-brand line will hit the market in early June. Model R8 will replace another brand crossover – FAW Xenia R7.

In early June, the Chinese auto giant FAW is going to market its new crossover, known as the Senia R8. The basis of the novelty went to another SUV brand under the symbol R7. It is noted that the “eight” will replace this model. From its predecessor, the novelty will borrow the dimensions (the dimensions of the two SUVs are almost identical), as well as individual elements of the exterior design.

But the manufacturer still worked hard on the interior of the new cross: changed the design of the center console, replaced the standard dashboard with a virtual one, revised the location of the individual auto control buttons, found a place for the multimedia joystick, and also provided the crossover with an electronic “handbrake” and a button “ Start-Stop.

As powertrains, the customers will be offered a 1.6-liter “aspirated” with 116 horsepower, or a 150-horsepower turbo engine and a half liters. “Junior” engine is paired with a five-step manual transmission, for a more powerful engine, the developers have prepared a six-speed “automatic”. The manufacturer keeps the cost of the novelty secret.