BAIC B40 Plus SUV Review
South Africa boasts diverse terrain, from bustling cities to rugged off-road trails. That’s why many South Africans opt for SUVs that can handle both on-road and off-road conditions. The BAIC B40 Plus is a new SUV with a compelling combination of affordability, capability, and style.
Exterior and Interior Design
The B40 Plus has a practical design reminiscent of the Jeep Wrangler. It features a boxy shape with chrome accents, flared wheel arches, and a removable soft top. The interior is also rugged and functional, with grab handles and sturdy seats.
Performance and Off-Road Capability
The B40 Plus draws power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 160 kW and 320 Nm of torque, while mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The B40 Plus also comes standard with four-wheel drive and a low-range transfer case.
During our off-road evaluation, the B40 Plus performed admirably. It was able to handle a variety of terrain, including rocky trails, steep inclines, and deep mud. The B40 Plus’ ground clearance of 210 mm and approach and departure angles of 37 and 31 degrees, respectively, also contribute to its off-road prowess.
While the B40 Plus is primarily an off-roader, it is also capable of handling on-road driving. The ride is comfortable, and the handling is responsive. The B40 Plus also comes standard with several safety features, including ABS, EBD, and traction control.
The B40 Plus is relatively fuel-efficient for an off-roader. The combined fuel consumption figure is 10.1 litres per 100 km.
The B40 Plus is priced competitively, starting at R574,500. This makes it a good value-for-money option for South Africans searching for an affordable and capable SUV.
BAIC B40 Plus SUV Review Verdict
The BAIC B40 Plus is a well-rounded SUV that offers good value for money. It is capable of handling both on-road and off-road conditions, and it comes with a variety of standard features. The B40 Plus is a good choice for South African adventure enthusiasts searching for an affordable SUV.