Spy Shots: the new Baojun SUV for China
Published on January 7, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots again of the Wuling Baojun SUV for China. The Baojun SUV, code named GP60, has been delayed. A concept was expected on the Beijing Auto Show in April but nothing showed up, and nothing has been seen ever since, until now. The GP60 is now expected to debut later this year, likely on the Shanghai Auto Show, with a launch on the Chinese car market sometime in H2.
Interior still under development here. Baojun logo on the wheel. Manual gearbox.
The Baojun GP60 will be powered by a .8 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 137hp and 186nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, sending power to the front wheels only. Price will start around 110.000 yuan and end around 140.000 yuan, positioning the G60 in one of the most competitive segments of the Chinese auto market.
Nice lines but nothing exciting. Usable roof rails and a subtle window wing.
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.