When it comes to automobile manufacturing, China will definitely be one of the best countries able to do this – the quick and precise production of each and every car made in the country is just like clockwork! Now, combine the powerhouse production skills of China with Swedish automobile craftsmanship and ingenuity – you’d end up with a promising brand will only deliver the finest vehicles that the motoring industry will truly be proud of.
And that’s just what Senova is! Acquired by Chinese automobile maker, BAIC (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd) Motor last 2009, this awesome car brand produces elegant and exciting lines of vehicles that will suit any motorists out there.
Senova Meaning – What’s in a Name?
First off, we’d like to shed some light on what Senova means. Considering the merger of two countries to form an exciting car brand, it does make sense to come up with a name that will best signify the two nations. The original Swedish abbreviation of the brand, SAAB (Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget), had been translated to a similarly sounding Chinese term, “Shenbao.” This Chinese term means valuable property.
Now, adding the “nova” word, which means “new”, the brand now has its unique and esteemed name – Senova. Aptly coined, considering that each Senova car is a valuable and an innovative vehicle which can only be made by this brand!
Awesome Senova Models You Need to Drive
As typical of BAIC car models, Senova cars are stylish and performs at an excellent pace. As such, we’d like to share some choice models that we hope you’d get an opportunity to drive!
Released last 2014, the Senova D20 brings about some sense of style and excitement that motorists and pedestrians will surely delight on. Coming in two variants, a hatchback form and a subcompact sedan style, the Senova D20 is essentially a facelift version of another BAIC-owned automobile brand – the Beijing Auto E-Series (which, in terms of aesthetics, is directly inspired by the elegant Mercedes-Benz B-Class line).
But don’t let the facelift tag turn you off. The D20 has just the right set of tools and power under its hood, making this choice a unique car to enjoy and drive. Additionally, an electric variant of the Senova D20 has also been released – an awesome and cool alternative in keeping the air safe and clean!
A compact sedan, the Senova D50 offers that outstanding European car feeling while still being rooted to its Chinese manufacturing ingenuity. With a choice of 2.0 litre turbo and 2.3 litre turbo, this is one fine car that can get up to speed when it’s needed! Styling is top-notch as well, considering the high quality level of material used on internal and external parts of the car. Also, the D50 does comes in an electric variant – bringing about a sense of style that clean cars need to have nowadays!
For a sportier ride, the Senova CC may just be the perfect car for you. Powered by the amazing 2.0 Turbo 204hp engine, this is one car that just doesn’t look amazing, for it can definitely outrun competition! We can’t understate the looks department of this ride – everything, from the sporty body kit, spoiler, tinted windows, matte alloys, all are stock parts! Truly, a car that brings excitement to a higher level!
A mid-size sedan, the Senova D70 is truly a beautiful ride. The first thing that most would notice on this car is its elegant grille design. The front bumper, completing the large insignia found on the grille, also has air intakes that introduces a nice way of showing functional art. Coming in different engine variants, the highest one can order would be the Saab 250hp 2.3 turbo. Now, that really is a beautiful and powerful ride!
Based on the D20, the Senova X25 is subcompact crossover version that is both stylish and powerful. With a beautiful grille accentuated with elegant lighting fixtures, this sporty vehicle also comes with a shapely body that is perfectly partnered with the engine of choice within. Additionally, this excellent car also comes in an electric variant. Powered by a 30.4 kWh battery, this is one fine car to drive in a busy city setting.
As another subcompact SUV model released by the brand, the Senova X35 brings about more excellent factors why more people should be driving a Senova car. Coming in at a both manual (5MT) and automatic (4AT) transmission modes, this 1.5 litre wonder of car is an exciting ride that also looks amazing.
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Integrating the “offspace” design language/philosophy that later Senova vehicles have, the X35 balances the ideas of casual, relaxation, modern, and of course, excellence, through the aesthetic touches done on this SUV!
As another version (SUV type) of the amazing Senova D50, the X55 is a subcompact ride that brings about subtle design and performance details that can very well make it as an astounding force on the road. Coming in both manual and automatic transmission settings (6MT and CVT, respectively), the Senova X55 also has an impressive wheelbase that can intimidate its rivals (2650mm). The “offspace” design philosophy has also been integrated into the vehicle – bridging the gap between sporty and elegant looks!
Spectacular may just be the keyword best suited for Senova. And with the Senova X65, spectacular is turned a notch higher! Powered by an amazing 2.0 turbo (developed by original Saab designs/technology), the X65 can go for a maximum of 177HP. Additionally, and with the “offspace” design language in place, this is truly one beautiful ride that all sorts of motorists will truly enjoy.
The Senova Way: Valuable Cars and Newest Innovation
Senova truly wants to produce a wide array of vehicles that will address all sorts of motoring needs. And with the elegant and signature design language it has in place, Senova will truly leave its mark on the motoring world. We hope you grab the chance to drive a car from this brand today!
What does Senova mean? Hint: valuable and exciting rides!
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