The 730 is not entirely dissimilar to the Chevrolet Orlando

The 730 is not entirely dissimilar to the Chevrolet Orlando

The Shanghai-GM-Wuling joint venture has launched a new minivan for its Baojun brand. SGMW says the 730 introduces a new vehicle architecture.

The Baojun 730 has seven seats with a 2,750mm wheelbase. The only other GM model to have this wheelbase dimension is Shanghai GM's forthcoming Buick Envision SUV. General Motors is yet to reveal any platform details about that model.

The 730 had its public debut at the Shanghai motor show in April but SGMW did not release much official information about the car at that time. Engine choice will be the same 1.5- and 1.8-litre four-cylinder units as feature in the Baojun 610 and 630. These are a small hatchback and sedan, both of which use a Daewoo-derived architecture.

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SAIC-GM-Wuling Launches Baojun 730 Family Vehicle

2014-07-30

 

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LIUZHOU – 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 colors 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

69,800

1.5 MT Comfort

74,800

1.5 MT Luxury

80,800

1.8 MT  Comfort

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 liters 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 percent 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-liter or 1.8-liter gasoline engine is offered to Baojun 730 buyers. The 1.5-liter engine was specifically developed for economy passenger vehicles. It consumes a thrifty 7.1 liters 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.

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