SAIC-GM-Wuling launches Baojun 730 family vehicle

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LIUZHOU, 30 July 2014  —-– SAIC-GM-Wuling today launched the Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle. The new model will be available at 2,600 Wuling and Baojun showrooms across China with a price of between RMB 69,800 and RMB 81,800.

The Baojun 730 was created based on the feedback of millions of SAIC-GM-Wuling customers to address the needs of growing Chinese families. Based on a new front-engine, front-wheel-drive platform developed by SAIC-GM-Wuling, the model has a spacious interior, advanced safety features and a variety of interior amenities.

Eight exterior colours are available: Sky Silver, Candy White, Desert Gold, Storm Grey, Sandy Gold, Starry Night Black, Earth Brown and Amber Gold.

Baojun 730 Price

1.5 MT Standard              RMB 69,800

1.5 MT Comfort               RMB 74,800

1.5 MT Luxury                 RMB 80,800

1.8 MT Comfort               RMB 81,800

Roomy and Flexible Interior

The Baojun 730 has a 2,750-mm wheelbase that is even longer than that of B-segment cars. The 2+2+3 seating configuration creates a flexible interior. Unlike many other family vehicles, the Baojun 730 has a third row that can comfortably accommodate three adults. Even with a full load of passengers, the vehicle offers 330 litres of cargo space. In addition, there are 22 user-friendly storage spaces.

Riding comfort and driving enjoyment are bolstered by a McPherson front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension. Both were tuned by Lotus Engineering of the U.K.

High Level of Safety

The Baojun 730 is the first model built under SAIC-GM-Wuling’s “Protection for All” safety concept. More than 50 per cent of its chassis is made of high-strength steel. The use of state-of-the-art thermal forming and laser welding manufacturing technologies ensures the highest level of structural integrity.

Several active and passive safety features come standard. They include four air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and attachment points for child seats. Optional safety features include the electronic stability program (ESP).

Choice of Economical Engines

A choice of a 1.5-litre or 1.8-litre petrol engine is offered to Baojun 730 buyers. The 1.5-litre engine was specifically developed for economy passenger vehicles. It consumes a thrifty 7.1 litres of fuel per 100 km.

Wide Range of Amenities

The Baojun 730 comes with an 8-inch high-definition touchscreen that supports connections with mobile devices via HDMI ports. It also incorporates radio controls and enables access to audio players via USB ports and phone calls via Bluetooth. Other amenities rarely found in seven-seat family vehicles include cruise control, a reverse camera system, a dual-zone climate control system and a power sunroof.

About General Motors

General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 10 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2013, GM sold nearly 3.2 million vehicles in China. 

[Source: GM]

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