Yup, this SUV is straight outta Shanghai.
If a Jeep and a Mercedes G-Class had a baby it would be the BAIC BJ80C. This luxury clone showed its face at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show after four years in development. Those years yielded the less-than-original SUV you see here. It’s powered by either a 2.4-liter four banger or a 4.0-liter V6. There were rumors that Daimler tried to kill the SUV or modify its design, but that apparently didn’t work out so well. At least there’s a safari edition being released!