This is the new Wuling Baojun 610, seen here on leaked promo photos. The Baojun 610 is the hatchback variant of the Baojun 630 sedan. The Wuling Baojun 610 will debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show next month and it will be launched on the China car market on April 21.
Price of the Baojun 610 will start around 55.000 yuan, undercutting the sedan by about 5000 yuan. Engines are the same as in the sedan: a 112hp 1.5 and a 143hp 1.8, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. Size: 4401/1736/1463, wheelbase is 2640. The Baojun 610 will be marketed more as a sporty hip car whereas the 630 is focused on more traditional buyers.
Interior the same as in sedan.
Baojun is an entry level brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture (SGMW), 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.