When it comes to breaking new ground in the electric automotive world, China isn’t one to stay behind. And once again, the world is given another reason to pay attention - the Fang Cheng Bao Bao 5.
The freshly leaked pricing for the FCB Bao 5 caused quite a stir. The much-anticipated off-roader is priced at a competitive RMB 289,800 (or roughly $39,730). Fang Cheng Bao announced this particular model during the Chengdu Auto Show and confirmed its launch in the current year.
The FCB Bao 5 is the pioneer model under the recently introduced Fang Cheng Bao off-road NEV brand. Now, for those who appreciate specifics, the SUV measures at 192.5 inches in length, 77.6 inches in width, and 75.6 inches in height, with a wheelbase spanning 110.2 inches. Dubbed the “Leopard Aesthetics,” its design language is quite telling, featuring large headlights, a pronounced bonnet, and classic SUV dimensions. One might even say it's prowling in its appearance.
Under the hood, the Bao 5 packs a punch. Built on a DMO EREV platform, this ride combines a 1.5L petrol engine acting as a range extender plus two electric motors. And if numbers could roar, the 680 hp (500 kW) output and 561 lb-ft torque, propelling this beast from a standstill to 62 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds, would do just that.
But don't mistake it as just another city dweller. Three lockable differentials ensure the FCB Bao 5 is prepared for rugged adventures, while the quick charge technology promises a boost of 78 miles in a scant 16 minutes - although that’s due to the rather small battery size. With a mixed range capacity of a jaw-dropping 746 miles, this SUV is ready for both urban jungles and untamed terrains. A total of 11 airbags, combined with features like a 50-inch AR-HUD and premium Devialet-branded speakers, ensure both safety and luxury.
Previously rumored to start at RMB 400,000 ($54,850), recent updates have placed its price range between RMB 300,000 to RMB 400,000 ($41,130 to $54,850). But thanks to the latest leak, we have the pricing info:
Notably, the Cloud Chariot Flagship version boasts the exclusive DiSus-P suspension system.
Eyes are now turned towards its imminent rivalry with the Tank 400 Hi4-T SUV by Great Wall Motor. Priced just $1,370 less than the Bao 5's entry model, the competition looks fierce, especially when the Bao 5 flaunts a beefier powertrain.