The SAIC-GM-Wuling partnership has borne a new vehicle. Coming in under the Baojun brand, the 310 subcompact hatchback arrives to further fill out the brand’s portfolio of vehicles.
Baojun has done quite well as of recent, with the 310 hatchback arriving hot on the heels of a record 45,002 sales in March – an 82-percent increase year-over-year. The 310 hatch is built on an independent platform from any other SAIC-GM-Wuling vehicle, but utilizes a familiar 1.2L P-TEC engine matched with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Baojun 310 is no race car, though. The 1.2L produces only 81 hp and 86 lb-ft of torque. However, the engine sips only a quarter of a gallon of gas per every 3.3-miles.
Styling wise, the 310 hatchback takes the traditional double-U shaped front end of the the brand and carries it into the future. Materials inside are also described as “youthful” and “harmonious.” An eight-inch touchscreen, electric power steering, four airbags and more provide a dash of premium to a rather budget car.
The Baojun 310 will arrive shortly following its debut at Auto China 2016.