SAIC-GM-Wuling Launches New Rong Guang S Minivan In China1
General Motors Chinese partner, SAIC-Wuling, has introduced the new, updated Rong Guang S minivan in China at a starting price of 44,600 RMB.
The Rong Guang S, now available in 4 variants, is described as a sleeker, more stylish design on top of offering an improved perceived interior quality, upgraded chassis, powertrains and additional safety features, according to GM.
An all new, redesigned chassis that was fine-tuned by Lotus Engineering in the United Kingdom was developed for the Rong Guang S. Now sitting 40mm closer to the ground than the outgoing Rong Guang, loading and unloading large and heavy items has become easier. Wuling says the revised chassis is also stiffer and improves on the Rong Guang’s handling. Track ready? Um. Maybe?
Integral frame doors with high strength steel side impact beams make the doors more solid and durable, while the suspension has been extended by 85mm for extra protection in the event of a head-on collision. Larger, 10-inch brake boosters provide additional stopping power.
The minivan comes with a choice of either 1.5-liter DVVT engine, or a newly upgraded 1.2-liter unit.
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I find it hard to believe GM says that the interior is perceived to be better. Who perceives it? GM? I think that is a typo, because GM would say that the interior is much better!