SAIC-GM-Wuling teases Wuling Starlight S SUV

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On June 17, the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture released preview images of its upcoming Wuling Starlight S SUV, available in BEV and PHEV variants. The Wuling Starlight S is the second model under the Wuling Silver Label and is expected to have a price tag of around 69,800 yuan (9,620 USD).

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Although it is named Wuling Starlight S, it is different from the Wuling Starlight sedan. It is positioned as a compact SUV with dimensions of 4745/1890/1680 mm and a wheelbase of 2800 mm. For reference, the BYD Song Plus DM-i measures 4775/1890/1670 mm with a 2765 mm wheelbase. In terms of body size and model positioning, Wuling Xingguang S’s main competitors are expected to be BYD Song Plus DM-i and BYD Yuan Plus.

Based on the declaration information by the Chinese MIIT, the PHEV variant will be powered by a 1.5L naturally aspirated engine with a maximum power of 78 kW (106 hp) and will offer two battery pack options of 20.5 kWh and 9.5 kWh, corresponding to pure electric ranges of 90 km and 43 km, respectively. The electric motor spec has not yet been announced. Additionally, the battery weight is 137 kg & 185 kg and the fuel consumption is 4.98L/100km and 5.09L/100km, respectively.

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The BEV variant will be equipped with an electric motor that has a maximum power of 150 kW (201 hp) and a lithium iron phosphate battery pack. The official range information has not been revealed at this time.

Based on the preview images, which show the front and rear profiles, the Wuling Starlight S adopts split headlights and “7”-shaped taillights. The BEV and PHEV variants are distinguished by different front designs and chrome trims.

In terms of configurations, the Wuling Starlight S will offer optional sunroof, black roof, roof rack, and front radar. Safety features such as anti-lock braking and electronic brake force distribution are also available.

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We’ll watch closely for more info, stay tuned!

Source: Chinese MIIT, DongCheDi, Wuling Silver Label

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