Wuling says the new design language for the Hong Guang S1 is characterized by “flowing body lines and bold rear styling,” along with abundant chrome accents, to “stay in tune with modern consumers’ aesthetic preferences.” The modern looks are coupled with a 1.5-liter P-TEC DVVT engine, providing spirited power delivery, but the fuel economy customers require, says Wuling.
And, to combat some of China’s rough roads, the 2016 Hong Guang S1 has been lowered for smoother driving dynamics, and now includes electric power steering.
Inside, the interior features some of the latest amenities for Chinese drivers. An eight-inch multimedia display commands Bluetooth, navigation, phone connectivity and USB accessibility should the need arise. Wuling’s “wing-shaped” interior design is paired with a double-barrel dashboard with piano-black and chrome accents abundant.
The 2016 Hong Guang S1 MPV arrives in three variants: Standard, Comfort and Luxury. Prices begin at RMB 60,800 and top out at RMB 69,800, or $9,517 USD to $10,926 USD.