General Motors is set to present the 630, the first product in the Baojun lineup, at the Shanghai Auto Show. The 630 was designed and built by the Americans but it has Chinese parts. GM will show off its first sedan in this new brand at the auto show for the first time. Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group, said that GM is “proud” to present its latest brand to the Chinese market. He said that the Baojun 630 is GM’s response to the rising demand in China for affordable personal transportation.
The new sedan will be sold locally, powered by a 1.5l DOHC engine, capable of delivering108 hp at 5,800 rpm and maximum torque of 146 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The 630 will use up 6.9 liters to run 100 km, making it score low when it comes to fuel efficiency.
The 630 is regarded as one of the safest cars made by a local brand. It features high-strength steel, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, three-point seat belts with early warning restraints, reverse drive radar, child safety seat fasteners and safety locks.
It features extras like headlights that instantly turn off. Pricing information isn’t available yet but there are speculations that the 630 won’t be cheap. Previous rumors have said that the 630 will be sold at about $7,000.
GM China Group President and Managing Director Kevin Wale said that General Motors is proud to introduce its latest brand in China. The Baojun 630 is designed to meet the growing demand for affordable private transportation across the country.
The midsize Baojun 630 was built locally with the use of GM technology. It is the first model of SGMW’s latest Baojun brand of vehicles that will be offered all over the country. The Baojun 630 will be available soon after the Shanghai auto show ends.
The Baojun 630 combines global design elements to meet the demand of Chinese customers together with “user-friendly” equipment and style corresponding to local preferences. This results to a product that delivers worldwide quality, excellent safety, dynamic styling, power and control, adaptable interior and segment-leading fuel economy.
SGMW took advantage of GM’s global expertise in manufacturing, engineering and several other areas. Quality control, product development, distribution channel growth plus sourcing of components and parts were all accomplished in line with GM’s international standards.
The Baojun 630 has a sporty look. Its front face with its dual-wing design and the smooth, flowing lines on the sides contributes to the dynamic presence of the sedan. The interior is spacious and adaptable, owing to the Baojun 630’s segment-leading wheelbase measuring 2640 mm. There are over 22 storage spaces that allow convenient storage and retrieval.
The Baojun 630 is incorporated with a “complete safety design”, which uses high-strength steel, adopts anti-locking brakes that come with brakeforce distribution, 3-point seat belts plus early warning restraints, child safety seat fasteners, safety locks and reverse drive radar. The front suspension gives more protection for both passengers and pedestrians. Headlights automatically shut off, reducing energy use as well as maintenance costs.