New spy shots of the new Wuling Baojun730 MPV, conveniently parked on an otherwise empty lot. The Baojun 630 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April, it is the first MPV under the Baojun brand. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 120.000 yuan.
The Baojun MPV will be powered bu the same engines at the Baojun 630 sedan and the new Baojun 610 hatchback: a 112hp 1.5 and a 143hp 1.8, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic (earlier reports said a 4-speed automatic). Size: 4685\1785\1735, wheelbase is 2750.
The Baojun MPV will attack the low end of the Chinese MPV market where local Chinese automakers still rule. Baojun is an entry level brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 43% stake. The other partners are SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automotive. SAIC and GM are tied up in the giant Shanghai-GM joint venture that makes Buick, Chevrolet, and Cadillac cars for the Chinese market.
Not a bad looking vehicle, but it really needs bigger wheels.