The first MPV Roewe is going to compete with such minivan class leaders as the GAC GM8, Buick GL8 and SAIC Maxus G20.
The cost Roewe iM8 2020-2021 is from 180.000-190.000 yuan ($25.400-26.800). For example the price of the Buick GL8 starts at 233 thousand yuan (almost $33.000), and the price for the GAC GM8 starts with the figure of 180.000 yuan ($25.400).
The Roewe iM8 Concept prototype demonstrates a stylish, vibrant and modern exterior design. The main design features decorating the body of the new Chinese minivan, a huge false radiator grille a la Lexus and full LED head optics. Sports bumpers with pronounced aerodynamic elements and large 20-inch wheels (alloy wheels with an original design and low-profile tires 245/40 ZR20). Solid feed with attractive LED marker lights.
The concept of the new MPV Roewe with minimal changes in appearance will fit on the assembly line. Serial cars will receive less powerful bumpers and smaller wheels. The overall length of the body is about 5 meters, the wheelbase is 3 meters.
The interior of the new Chinese minivan Roewe iM8 6-7 seater with a landing formula of 2 + 2 + 2 or 2 + 3 + 2. The long list of equipment includes a virtual instrument panel and a modern multimedia system with a huge 14.3-inch touch screen. Three-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control. Electric front seats, heated and ventilated seats of the first and second row. Bose audio system and electric sunroof.
At the heart of the new Roewe iM8 minivan is a modern SSA platform with a fully independent suspension architecture (front MacPherson strut, rear multi-link). Front-wheel drive default. Under the hood of the model are two petrol four-cylinder 1.5 Turbo engines (173 hp 250 Nm) in the company with a robotic 7-speed DCT gearbox and a more powerful 2.0 Turbo (231 hp 370 Nm) paired with 8 automatic transmissions from Aisin.