Affordable alternative to Ford SUVs from China revealed in photo
China is preparing an affordable alternative to the Ford Bronco SUV. The new Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 PHEV was shown in photos during road tests before its premiere.
Chinese automakers always wait for the next step in global design to replicate it. The Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 PHEV is no exception. The SUV is made in a brutal retro style, which has been brought back into fashion by the most famous automakers. The novelty is reported by CarNewsChina.
The Chinese car received a simple shape with large geometric elements on the body. A spare tire is installed on the trunk lid at the back. In general, the model looks like any other Western SUV that the Chinese are trying to copy.
This is a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Thus, apart from the engine and electric motor, the Leopard 5 PHEV will get a battery that can be charged from the external grid. The combined range (gasoline + electric) is expected to be 1200 km.
The declared power of the hybrid powertrain is 544 hp. It will allow to accelerate to 100 km/h in 4 seconds. The official premiere will take place before the end of summer 2023. The novelty will be produced at the BYD facilities.
OBOZREVATEL has already reported about an affordable electric car, which received an unusual design and infinite range.