BAIC has officially pulled the covers off of its new Senova D Series sedan for China. The four-door is based on the old Saab 9-5 and boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Local buyers can get their hands on the machine for around $22,745 at current conversion rates. Other engine options include a turbocharged 1.8-liter four cylinder as well as turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, and a wide range of safety equipment comes standard on every trim except the very base model. Those goodies include a tire pressure monitoring system, active head restraints, blind spot detection, driver fatigue detection and parking sensors.

The Senova nameplate serves every model based on former Saab architectures, including the Epsilon, GM2900 and GM2400 platforms as well as engine and transmission tech. In order to promote its new products, BAIC has hired Hollywood staple Nicolas Cage to serve as the company's brand ambassador. Cage stars in the Senova-heavy Town of Car Legends action-packed video short (directed by Olivier Megaton of Transporter 3 and Taken 2 fame) which you can view by scrolling below.


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      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it were only that easy to put a car on two wheels i'd be doing this to work every morning.
      mildmanneredthinkingman
      I want my 1:34 back. This video was terrible. I guess Nick Cage still needs to get out of debt anyway he can...
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nick Cage would entertain at your kid's birthday party for 20 bucks.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      DAD!!! Ricky left the shipping containers on the straight-away again!
      AbbRanger
      • 1 Year Ago
      As a Chinese, I have to say it's painful to see this poor-quality commercial. A typical way that how a Chinese state-owned auto maker waste tax payer's money by paying outdated celebrity for totally no sense commercial!
        Rich
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AbbRanger
        As a white person, I'm sorry that NC is a spokesman for anything... we hate him too.
      ISE
      • 1 Year Ago
      So basically you are supposed to buy this car which flips on two wheels when changing gear, spins out of control if you brake and turn, and not even Nicolas Cage can steer without crashing into everything around
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ISE
        I don't know if Nick was concerned about any shortcomings of the car, as long as the cheque cleared. As for the punters, they are buying an image. No different to anywhere else.
      kesando
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gone in 60 seconds Part II
      • 1 Year Ago
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        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        have you ever driven one? I know they went unchanged, nut not much really needed to be changed. Fast, comfortable, and good on gas. Nice tech goodies inside. People slam Saab, but many have never even drivent the model they are slamming.
          SatinSheetMetal
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          I think enough people slammed the 9-5 by not buying it to put Saab out of business. So that's saying something.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
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          pleximax
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          ....just in case you don't believe me, here it is....straight from the horses mouth....Mr. Clarkson....at approx 7m15s mark http://www.saabcentral.com/phpgallery/albums/Saab-9-5-2-0t-ecopower-Year-2000/Top_Gear_Saab_95.wmv enjoy :-)
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          I agree. Really it's a shame the General didn't upgrade the styling because what little we can see looks good.
          pleximax
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          I tried a 2006 9-5 wagon auto-trans a couple of years back, put in sport mode (which unlike other cars "sport" modes which changes gear/rpms only, changes the ECU mapping/max allowable turbo boost....won't see any changes in rpm), had it 3rd gear at approx 30mph, punched the accelerator, and man the pick-up is one of a kind in that class of cars. Disclaimer: my daily driver is 07 9-3 manual tuned to nearly 260hp....but was still impressed by the 9-5 sport mode (non-tuned). A definitely sleeper wagon....
      Gladius
      • 1 Year Ago
      hello? BAIC? Chrysler called.. they want their 200c headlights back. Oh and Mercedes called, says F*** you.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      So its a Chin-aru instead of a Saab-aru?
      Zortella
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's to bad you never really get a good look at the car.
      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      Has this clown taken financial basics 101 yet?
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