When we presented the Baojun RM-C Concept last April, we pointed out that the Baojun – the result of the China-based SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture – would present a very similar production model the same year. Today, just two months later, we present to you three photos that serve as a preview of Baojun’s future MPV based on the RM-C Concept.
The images show that this upcoming model, which doesn’t yet have an official name, will remain fairly faithful to the innovative and avant-garde aesthetics we saw in Baojun’s first concept car. Like the RM-C Concept, the upcoming Baojun MPV has the same proportions and adopts the design elements of the brand’s new design language, called “interstellar geometry, which gives the vehicle a unique persona and makes it highly-recognizable.
The front end design of all-new Baojun MPV, internally known by project code CN202M, maintains the same general design aesthetic introduced by the RM-C Concept but with less futuristic elements. The one-piece horizontal headlights are replaced by two Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) connected by a metallic-like feature, while the generous grille abandons the concept’s digital format in favor of a patterned shape. The grille also incorporates the new Baojun logo.
Additionally, the vehicle’s headlights are placed lower on in the front end, much like on the compact RS-5 crossover SUV. Together, we see that the design of this next-generation Baojun model has a solid and avant-garde look.
From the side, all parts of Baojun CN202M’s body use geometric elements, making the overall appearance seem uniform and distinctive. For example, the door handles are embedded in a polygonal contour, in harmony with the other polygonal contour that houses the headlight and tail lights. At the same time, the sloped front windshield and floating roof contribute to a greater feeling of personality.
At the rear, the next-gen Baojun MPV features elements that echo those observed in the RM-C concept. Like the front end, the rear adopts a split light design, composed of a horizontal strip of light at the upper part and two arrow-shaped lights in the lower part straddling the license plate area. Instead of the logo, the rear end will include the new Baojun typography placed just above the horizontal taillight element.
This upcoming Baojun model will be released in the coming months and will go on sale in China before the end of 2019. It is possible that its official name will be Baojun RM-5. As such, it will be the first member of the new line of vehicles under Baojun’s new “RM” nomenclature established to name future Baojun MPVs.