Wuling Almaz: another brother of the new generation Chevrolet CaptivaJanuary 18, 2019
The network revealed a new SUV brand Wuling, intended for the Indonesian market. Home sales model is scheduled for spring.
The Chinese brand Wuling is part of a joint venture of concerns General Motors and SAIC. Unlike the Baojun brand, which also owns the joint venture, Wuling cars are sold outside of the China, although the models of the same Baojun come across among the models. For example, the Wuling Cortez compact wagon in Indonesia is a clone of the Baojun 730. So the new crossover did not become a self-developed one – this is the Baojun 530 with Wuling emblems and a slightly different grille. Pre-series SUV showed in August last year at the Indonesian Motor Show, and simply under the designation SUV. Now there are pictures of conveyor machines reaching dealers. In addition, the name of the commodity SUV became known – Wuling Almaz.
There are no differences in design, besides the emblems and the lattice, the dimensions are also the same: the length of the Wuling Almaz / Baojun 530 is 4655 mm, the wheelbase is 2750 mm. The salons are decorated in different ways so far: Almaz received a multimedia system with a large vertical touchscreen, which made it necessary to place the central deflectors on the sides of the screen, while Baojun 530 in China today is equipped with an 8-inch “tablet” towering above the front panel . However, later Baojun 530 will be updated – it will have multimedia, like in Almaz.
The Wuling crossover images posted on the Web do not yet allow to fully see the “gallery” – it is possible that the new product will be offered in the seven-seater version. By the way, the donor Baojun 530 has a three-row version only at the beginning of this year, although the model has been selling the model in the Chinese market since March 2018.
According to preliminary data, the Wuling Almaz engine also got from the donor – this is a gasoline turbo four with a capacity of 150 hp. Baojun 530 with such a motor is offered with a robotic box, a 6MKP or a CVT, but Indonesian specialized media trick the Diamond only the CVT. The “five hundred and thirtieth” drive and the Wuling crossover are only front.
It is expected that in Indonesia, sales of new items will start in March of this year, the price has not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, Baojun 530 has two more brothers. For example, in Colombia, the “Chinese” will appear under the Chevrolet brand, and in this country the crossover will be positioned as the new generation Captiva. And in India Baojun 530 will come under the guise of MG Hector (MG brand belongs to the concern SAIC).
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