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August 5, 2014

CHINA: New Baojun seven-seater receives over 10,000 orders in 52 hours

The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture said it received more than 10,000 orders for the Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle within 52 hours of its launch.

The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture said it received more than 10,000 orders for the Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle within 52 hours of its launch.

The joint venture announced its newest model simultaneously on its official website, Weibo and WeChat on 30 July. On the first two days, a Baojun 730 was ordered an average of every 43 seconds.

The Baojun 730 is sold at 2,600 Wuling and Baojun outlets across China. Four variants and a choice of 1.5- or 1.8-litre engines are available.

The Baojun 730 is the second MPV offered by SAIC-GM-Wuling. Sales of the Wuling Hong Guang MPV family in the first six months of 2014 totalled 371,600 units which represented an increase of 71% from the same period in 2013. The Hong Guang MPV family ended the first half of 2014 with more than 40% of its market segment.

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