Meet the BAIC MZ45 Transporter. She seats 11 adults in 4 rows, is powered by a torquey 1.2L Euro 4 petrol engine, and has the high-clearance body-on-frame build that makes her at home on city streets and countryside roads. (The MZ45’s platform is rugged and smooth-riding enough to be also configured as a municipal ambulance.)

This new, P548k base-model rendition is spartan in comparison to the MZ45’s Comfort and Luxury variants but it does have that extra blower array in the rear that ensures the dual AC’s effectiveness up to the rearmost seats. 

She’s aptly named and could’ve been badged either as the Transporter or the Commuter–that’s how optimized she is for the people-mover role.

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