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BJ20 New SUV in Town, Finally Introduced in Philippine Market

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BJ20 Luxury and Basic Version

Finally it’s here, the new BJ20, though new in its class here in the Philippines it's long been available in China. Also exported in Germany, Belgium and Mexico not so long ago, this compact SUV is pack with features that is available only on most high end cars to ensure safety and comfort to the driver and the passengers.


Engine
BJ20 is powered by a Euro 5, Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi's 1.5 turbo VVT gasoline engine with MIVEC DOHC mechanism that strictly follows technical requirements and verification standards of Mitsubishi. The 1.5 engine provides a maximum power of 100 kw at 6000 rpm just enough to meet a 170 kph top speed and a maximum torque of 210 Nm at 2000 rpm to be able to climb a grade with 35% rise.

Safety Features
Passive Entry / Passive Start
Hands free access allows the user to automatically lock and unlock the car doors by pressing door handle button. Start system allows starting the vehicle without the use of a mechanical key by just pressing the start stop button. Both provide comfort to driver by locking / unlocking and starting the vehicle without taking the key out of the pocket.

Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brake Distribution
Prevents wheel lock up to maintain controllability of the vehicle in the event of emergency braking, and automatically distribute brake force proportional to the wheels that needed much higher amount of brake force to maximize brake efficiency and controllability.

Electronic Stability Program
Similar to Vehicle Dynamic Control, this feature of BJ20 detects driver’s intention according to steering wheel or the vehicle speed and compare to the actual vehicle body condition such as side slip, and if there is deviation between driver intention and body condition ESP will selectively apply braking force to the wheel to improve the driving stability.

Brake Assist
In the event of emergency braking or panic braking it helps the driver to apply a full braking force on the wheels to stop the vehicle at a short distance.

Traction Control
This feature of BJ20 is applicable especially on our road condition which is most of the time is always wet due to rain, because of traction control the driven wheel is prevented from losing traction especially on wet surface and helps the vehicle during acceleration.

Hill Hold Control
Some driver’s especially those new in driving losses confidence to drive on slope road. But with BJ20 it is not the case anymore because of the Hill Hold Control feature the driver will gain confidence driving on an slope road, because they know that in the event that the vehicle stop on an slope road the Hill Hold Control prevents the vehicle from rolling backward for a certain period, when the driver's foot transfer from brake pedal to accelerator pedal to start the vehicle roll upward.

Auto Hold Parking System
Driving on a stop and go traffic is very stressful and exhausting to any driver especially when the driver’s foot keep on depressing the brake pedal, with auto hold parking the convenience of driving on stop and go traffic without stressing the foot is made possible. Once the auto hold parking is activated, if the driver depresses the brake pedal to full stop in the event of traffic the vehicle will not move even when the drivers foot is released from the brake pedal and give it a rest. The vehicle will start to move only when the accelerator pedal is depressed.
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BJ20 Auto hold Parking Switch

Engine Immobilizer and Alarm System
BJ20 is equipped with immobilizer that prevents the vehicle from starting without the use of the coded key, also in the event of force entry the vehicle will make noise, and lights will start to flash to alert people nearby that the vehicle is forcibly opened.

Parking Sensor and Reverse Camera
Maneuvering into tight parking area without any assistance is made easy because of the availability of Parking Sensor and the Reverse Camera, therefore parking into tight area is not difficult for BJ20 because it has front and rear parking sensor that warns the driver when an obstruction is detected plus a reverse camera image displayed on a 10.1 inch screen for a better view of the rear while backing.

Lights
BJ20 uses Xenon headlamp with automatic height adjustment, Xenon lamp discharges high intensity lights that provides a perfect side illumination. The head lamp will last longer as the vehicle life compared to the conventional headlights.
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BJ20 Head Lights

The tail lights is a full LED type which provides a better visibility to the vehicle rear end.
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LED Tail Lights


More notable features of BJ20
Tilt steering wheel
The steering wheel of the BJ20 can be adjusted to the position that best suited the drivers comfortable position.
 
6-way adjust driver seat
The driver side seat is can be to adjusted into 6-way direction as recline to front and rear, slide to front and rear, and cushion height adjust to up and down position.
 
Clinometers
BJ20 also equipped with a compass, barometer, altimeter, and declinator. 

Headlight washers
Since the BJ20 uses Xenon type headlamp that produce high intensity lights, it is a requirement to have an headlight washers. The purpose is to prevent the headlamp from producing glare because of the small particles that goes into the lens that obstruct the lights.   

Daytime running light
With the daytime running light the BJ20 is more visible for the pedestrians during daytime, it provides added safety not only to driver but also to the pedestrians.

Power Mirror
The side mirror of the BJ20 can easily be adjusted from inside without rolling down the window, it is very useful especially when raining and when driving alone because you don't need to reach in on passenger side to adjust the right side mirror.

Anti-pinch window
All four windows of BJ20 luxury version have anti-pinch window, this prevent any one especially kids to accidentally get pinched when the window rolls up. 

Disc brake on Front and Rear
Having a disc brake on rear is an advantage, especially when the vehicle pass through flooded area the water have lesser effect on the disc brake than that of the drum brake. 

18’ Alloy wheel
The 18 inch alloy wheel makes the BJ20 looks bolder and bigger, and it helps in providing a ground clearance of 215 mm.

Electric power steering
The electric power steering provides a much bigger assistance especially when the vehicle is slow making it easy to maneuver during parking, and provide lesser assist when the vehicle is at high speed to make the steering more stable during highway driving. The electric power steering also improves fuel economy because it will only use power when the steering wheel is turning.

Electronic parking brake
The electronic parking brake of BJ20 holds firmly than the conventional or cable type parking brake, plus the adjustments is less overtime.

Puddle lights
The puddle lights provides you a better view of the roadside when entering or exiting the BJ20. It will automatically lit when the door is open or when the remote key button is press to lock or unlock. 

Follow me home
This feature of BJ20 is useful especially when your parking area is dark at night, after you turn off the engine then step outside and lock the vehicle the headlight will stay lit for a few minutes to provide lights while you make your way to your house.

Door auto lock when driving
It is dangerous if you forget to lock your vehicle door while running on the road. With BJ20 automatic lock feature will ensure that your vehicle door is always lock while driving.  

Door auto unlock when collision
In the event of collision BJ20 has a feature that will unlock the doors to ensure that emergency personnel will not have hard time rescuing passengers that is trap inside. 

Side mirror defogger
Driving under rain at night is very difficult especially when the side mirror is full of moist, with the BJ20 the side mirror include a defogger which ensure that the side mirror provides high visibility of the side traffic even when driving under the rain. 

Cruise control
Cruise control provide comfort during long driving, once set it keeps the vehicle at constant speed without depressing the accelerator pedal, giving your foot a much needed rest during long driving.

Now, with those features mentioned, what else can you ask for?
Most features that is necessary for a vehicle to have, the BJ20 have it all.

Watch out for the upcoming review of  the BJ20 performance on the road, till next time...subscribed to received update via mail.

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