Back in 2009, Beijing Auto was able to purchase the rights to several Saab platforms, engines and transmissions. Now that buyout will result in the C70, set to debut at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.
Alright, so it’s not actually a new Saab per se, but the C70 is one of three Saab-based models that Beijing Auto hopes to launch shortly. Despite having the rights to the Swedish automaker’s platform and some of its drivetrains, Beijing Auto had to come up with a new body for the car. Rumors have us to believe that Italy’s Pininfarina was tasked with the job.
For the most part, the car’s design has been kept secret except for this single teaser sketch released by the Chinese automaker. Those reporting to have seen the C70 said that it’s more premium than the Saab 9-5 and they believe it could sell in any market. After its debut at the Beijing Motor Show, the C70 will be on sale in China sometime before the end of 2012.
[Source: Auto Sina]