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GM reveals seven seater Baojun 730 in China

GM reveals seven seater Baojun 730 in China image

Text: / Photos: GM, SAIC and Wulwing | posted August 02, 2014 09:25

Has a fuel economy rating of 14 km/l

General Motors and its Chinese partners, SAIC and Wuling, have just revealed the seven-seater GM Baojun 730 in China.

Designed to address the needs of growing Chinese families, the company says the Baojun 730 has a “spacious interior, advanced safety features and a variety of interior amenities.” It is also based on a new front-engine, front-wheel-drive platform developed by SAIC, GM and Wuling.

The interior of the Baojun 730

The Baojun 730 has a wheelbase of 2,750mm and a McPherson front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension that were both tuned by Lotus. The vehicle has a 2+2+3 seating configuration and has a cargo space of 330 liters.

The dashboard of the Baojun 730

It features an 8-inch high-definition touchscreen, a reverse camera system, a dual-zone climate control system, power sunroof and a cruise control.

The Baojun 730 also comes with four airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, “attachment points” for child seats and an optional electronic stability program (ESP).

The vehicle is powered either by a 1.5-liter or 1.8-liter gasoline engine. However, power output and other engine details are yet to be announced. As of the moment, the company says the 1.5-liter engine has a fuel economy of 14 km/l.

It has eight exterior colors available: Sky Silver, Candy White, Desert Gold, Storm Grey, Sandy Gold, Starry Night Black, Earth Brown and Amber Gold.

Chinese pricing for the GM Baojun 730 are the following:

1.5 MT Standard - RMB 69,800 (around PHP 491,100)

1.5 MT Comfort - RMB 74,800 (around PHP 526,300)

1.5 MT Luxury - RMB 80,800 (around PHP 568,500)

1.8 MT Comfort - RMB 81,800 (around PHP 575,600)