BAIC readies the C80K, a luxury sedan concept for Beijing

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Beijing Auto, who has joint-ventures with Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai in China is readying an luxury sedan concept for the Beijing Auto Show. This would be sold under BAIC’s own brand, like the Saab-based C70G.

Named the C80K, it was designed with the help of Fioravanti, an Italian design studio and Shanghai-based Eastone.

BAIC C80K 1 BAIC readies the C80K, a luxury sedan concept for Beijing

The C80K is 5203mm long and 1915mm wide, which rivals large luxury sedans like BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8 in size. It features “suicide” doors and no B-pillar.

Chinese brands haven’t attempted to venture into the highly lucrative luxury segment. But with small cars seeing dwindling sales and large cars on the rise, local brands are now trying to move upmarket.

BAIC C80K 2 BAIC readies the C80K, a luxury sedan concept for Beijing

 

 

From: Automotive News via Carscoop

About the author  ⁄ Nathan Y

Nathan, also known as "Analyst" is a Chinese car enthusiast who has been following the development of the Chinese car industry since 2005.

4 Comments

  • Ash
    April 19, 2012

    That is 100% fantastic.

    But BAIC have a habit of making beautiful concepts, and not following them up.

  • Ash
    April 19, 2012

    Yes. One time I was in a Chinese design house whose name I will not mention and saw all of these cars and more undergoing testing. There was a 300C based model that just looked splendid.

  • Gerald
    April 19, 2012

    Looks like they are going after the CLS and A7.

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