While much news is focused on Baojun’s first electric car, the E100, the Chinese brand has introduced updates to its 560 crossover. The brand has fitted a new dual-clutch transmission to the 560 and a new seven-seat variant has been introduced.
The Baojun 560 DCT edition—a fitting name—features a six-speed dual-clutch transmission which is said to shift smoother and contributes to faster acceleration. Gear shifts take just two-tenths of a second, according to Baojun, and is paired to the 560’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The—quite literal—bigger news is the Baojun 560 seven-seater. The Chinese brand identified a need for a larger variant and has added two additional seats to the crossover in a 2+3+2 configuration. Second-row seats can be folded in a 40/60 split, while the new third row folds 50/50. Additionally, Baojun as freshened the interior cabin of the 560 to include new materials, a floating touchscreen unit and increased front row space for passengers.
The Baojun 560 is on sale now with prices starting at RMB 75,800 ($11,300 USD).