It seems that the abomination of a jaundiced GEN2 is not the final Europestar product after all. This is the recently announced Europestar RCR based on the GEN2 and it looks pretty much like a usual prefacelift GEN2 with Europestar badges slapped on! Many Chinese automotive publications have been referring to this car as a rebadged Lotus Racer, so the RCR most likely stands for RaCeR.
The Campro 1.6 litre engine under the Europestar RCR’s hood makes 84 kilowatts (112.6 horsepower) at 6,000rpm and 148Nm of torque at 4,000rpm – this is a 2 kilowatt boost over our standard 82 kilowatt (110 horsepower) Campro engines in Malaysia
The Europestar RCR will be priced between 100,000 to 150,000 yuan, which is about RM45,000 to RM67,500. As previously mentioned, initial fully imported shipment into China by Jinhua Youngman will be 30,000 units, but once CKD operations are started the car will be offered at a lower price. It’s not known whether the version locally assembled in China will get the “unique styling“.
More photos and a video after the jump.
Video: Europestar RCR – rebadged GEN2 in China
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