At the end of last month, GM Authority showed you two sketches along with a leaked image of the Baojun’s very first RC model, which featured a rather interesting body style that we called part sedan, part liftback, part coupe, and part crossover. Now the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture that produces Baojun models has officially revealed the new vehicle, officially called the Baojun RC-6. Below, we present all the available information about this new Baojun model.
The all-new 2020 Baojun RC-6 arrives to revolutionize GM’s youngest brand. As such, the RC-6 becomes Baojun’s first midsize vehicle (D-segment), featuring a completely new kind of design within its category, while also being the most technologically-advanced Baojun model ever. There’s also a rather innovative interior, to boot.
Exterior And Dimensions
The 2020 Baojun RC-6 features a rather attractive exterior design and a unique body configuration, being a 5-door liftback with a ground clearance of 7.52 inches (191 mm). Aesthetically, the new model offers its own, less risky interpretation of Baojun’s new “interstellar geometry” design language. The vehicle’s design is characterized by its large front grille, which gives it an imposing appearance. Three’s also a relatively high beltline and well-marked curves, to boot.
Measuring in at 193.9 inches in length, 74 inches in width and 66.2 inches in height, the 2020 Baojun RC-6 becomes the largest vehicle that the brand has presented since its introduction in 2010. It rides on an extended-length version of the platform introduced by the Baojun RS-5 compact SUV, with a wheelbase of 110.2 inches.
Interior And Technology
Undoubtedly the most noteworthy part of the new Baojun RC-6 is its cockpit, which features a large gauge cluster and center stack module housing two screens each measuring in at 12.3 inches diagonally. The fully-digital instrument panel is right ahead of the driver, while the center monitor controls the infotainment system. It is the first GM production vehicle that incorporates this solution, which the company presented for the first time in the Buick GL8 Avenir Concept.
Outside of that, the 2020 Baojun RC-6 sports a nice interior design with some noteworthy touches. The dashboard is horizontally arranged, allowing it to occupy less vertical space.
In its press release, Baojun states that the RC-6 uses high-quality finishes and materials, as well as 14 intelligent driving functions with which it reaches level 2 of Autonomous Driving.
On the mechanical side, the new Baojun RC-6 features a turbocharged 1.5L inline four-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 149 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The boosted four-banger is the only available engine.
It complies with China’s new 6B emissions regulations that are being implemented in the country. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or an automatic CVT.
The 2020 Baojun RC-6 will go on sale in China during the fourth quarter of 2019, as the second model under the brand’s renaissance that the brand kicked off with the RS-5. The strategy involves introducing a new vehicle platform, a new nomenclature, and a new logo. Together, these three elements represent the “New Baojun”.