Roewe, the Chinese brand that was formed from the leftovers of Rover after the British company collapsed in 2005 has now turned to General Motors for help in creating its new flagship sedan model.
At the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Roewe celebrated the world premiere of the new 950 that borrows the platform and running gear of the current generation Buick LaCrosse, which is also sold in China.
At 4,996mm long (196.7-in), 1,857mm (73.1-in.) wide, and 1,502mm (59.1-in.) tall with a 2,837mm (111.7-in) wheelbase, the Roewe 950 is very close in dimensions to the mid-size Buick sedan.
GM’s China division lends all three available engines that include a 2.0-liter producing 145hp and 190Nm, a 2.4-liter with direct injection that generates 184hp and 240Nm, and a range-topping 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection and an output of 255hp and 296Nm.