BAIC BJ40 is a middle-sized SUV, which can be a good alternative for Ford Bronco Sport with less budget. This car, with upgrades comes back to Mexico. This time with the name BAIC BJ40 Plus 2022. By new upgrades we can see improvements by the appearance and also some technical issues.
The exterior look of this vehicle is decorated with more chrome on the front grill. Full LED headlights, LED skulls and daytime running lights are the new characteristics of this vehicle. Moreover, for the first time we see the red pull hook design too. The rear-view mirrors are the new items on the vehicle.
By sitting inside this vehicle, the first thing that catches your attention, is its modern and futuristic steering wheel and digital instrument display. Its very convenient for the passengers as driver can set its seat in 14 positions and other passengers in 8 positions. Also, it is equipped with a 10-inch central screen and Dual zone automatic air conditioning. What’s more are DashCAM on the windshield, Next-generation Garmin Overlander GPS device, and Interior rear view mirror a multimedia streaming camera. The material is also Super fiber garment which is somehow like leather.
The powertrain of this BAIC is a 2.3 lit Turbo engine. This engine has 247 hp of output and also provides 258 lbf of torque which via six speed automatic transmission derivers the power to the wheels. By the new programming, now BJ40 has six Drive mode, Normal, Sport, Snow, Cruise, Manual, Low Speed Off Road. Also, we should not forget the BorgWarner Timeshare Four Drive Transfer System.
Though BAIC is not very famous brand, but it seems that this company tried hard to make a good reputation by adding some safety features. The EBA or Brake Assist System, TCS (Traction Control System), HAC uphill assistance, Slow descent from a steep slope HDC, Anti-Roll Control System MI, EPB plus AutoHold, and Integral trapezoidal beam frame are the safety factor.
BAIC BJ40 can be a cheep alternative for Ford Bronco Sport. This vehicle will cost $ 888,000.00 Mexican pesos (about $45,000). But by the way its BAIC not Ford, so you can’t expect from it a powerful off-roader.