Chinese manufacturers are known for copying designs of car models from other International brands and we have seen lot of examples of copycat cars and bikes in the past. This time around we have a video that shows walkaround of an SUV that Chinese car manufacturer BAIC will soon be launching in Pakistan car market. The SUV is known as BJ40 Plus and it is heavily inspired by the famous Jeep Wrangler. For those who still think that Mahindra copied Jeep Wrangler’s design, just take a look at this video first.
The video has been uploaded by PakWheels.com on their youtube channel. The SUV is yet to be launched in Pakistan and the video shows a walkaround of this upcoming SUV. The BAIC BJ40 Plus is an off-road SUV which is heavily inspired from Jeep Wrangler. It seems like BAIC has only worked on the front portion of the car and then decided to just attach it to a Jeep Wrangler. The profile of the BJ40 is a clear giveaway that this SUV is totally inspired by the Wrangler.
The design is unmistakably Jeep with flared wheel arches, huge ORVMs, chunky tyres and sporty alloy wheels. Instead of Jeep, BAIC has placed there badge on the hood and the six slat grille with chrome gives it a muscular look. There are LED DRLs around the fog lamps and the skid plate gets a silver finish.
Side profile is where it becomes more obvious. It gets 5 doors and the elements like windows line, door handles all resemble with Wrangler. The BJ40 Plus SUV comes with both hardtop and soft top options. The hard top in BJ40 Plus can be removed within minutes, just like what is the case with the Wrangler.
On the inside, the it gets front facing seats for rear passengers, ample amount of space, roof mounted speakers, touchscreen infotainment screen, fully digital instrument cluster. Cabin also reminds a lot of Jeep Wrangler SUV. It is available with a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. It gets proper 4×4 transfer case. As per the video, BAIC will only be launching the petrol version in Pakistan initially. It is available with an automatic transmission and the the 2.0 litre diesel that will be launched later gets a manual transmission only. Clearly, BAIC hasn’t replicated the Wrangler in the BJ40’s engine department. The Wrangler is a lot more powerful.