Wuling shows Baojun 530-based SUV at GIIAS

Wuling shows Baojun 530-based SUV at GIIAS

SAIC-owned Wuling motor company has unveiled a new SUV, which is its own rendition of the Baojun 530. The company has showcased this new SUV at the ongoing GIIAS motor show in Indonesia. For those who don’t know, the Baojun 530 SUV will form the basis for the first model from MG Motor India which will be launched sometime next year.

Wuling has not yet revealed the market name of this new SUV and is simply calling the model “Wuling SUV” in the Indonesian market. The vehicle has same body panels as the Baojun 530 but gets subtle changes, all around. The grille on this SUV is different, replete with a large Wuling logo that sits at its centre.

The India-bound Baojun 530 made its China debut in March 2018. Measuring 4,655mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in height, the 530 is slightly bigger than a Jeep Compass. With its large dimensions and long equipment list, MG India is confident of pricing its first SUV just under Rs 20 lakh.

On the inside, the Baojun 530 sports a dual-tone colour scheme. The design of the dashboard is neat and tidy and houses a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system.

In China, the Baojun 530 is available with the option of a pair of petrol engines – namely a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated unit and a 1.5-liter turbo-charged one. For the Indian market, MG is expected to source a Fiat 2.0-litre diesel engine option from FCA India.

MG Motor is currently working on heavily localising the restyled and redesigned Indian Baojun 530 SUV. It will be produced at SAIC’s plant (formerly owned by General Motors) in Halol, Gujarat.

Apart from the Wuling SUV, the company has also showcased the E100 small electric car at the show that was also seen testing on Indian soil recently.

 

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