All-New Baojun RC-5 And RC-5W Launch In China5
In recent months, SAIC-GM-Wuling introduced the all-new Baojun RC-5 liftback and RC-5W wagon in China. Now, General Motors’ joint venture simultaneously launched both variants of the new model in the Chinese market, with which Baojun is re-entering the compact vehicle segment – just where it began its market introduction in 2011 with the discontinued 630 sedan.
The new Baojun RC-5 and RC-5W reach one of China’s highest volume segments with an aggressive value proposition, combining Baojun’s new connected and technological DNA with a highly competitive price range. In fact, despite being a much more modern next-generation vehicle than the defunct Baojun 630 sedan, the RC-5 liftback has exactly the same starting price as its predecessor.
Aesthetically, the all-new Baojun RC-5 range features the brand’s “Interstellar Geometry” design language that gives it a very distinctive and futuristic look. In addition, the two vehicles offer a striking combination of design and functionality, with a very modern front-end appearance and practicality-focused body configurations to appeal to a generation of car buyers.
The interior of the new Baojun RC-5 and RC-5W stands out for its modern and distinctive design, as well as its high level of technology, with functions normally found in premium models. These include Baojun’s next-generation infotainment system with fast and accurate voice control, wireless charging of mobile devices, and a smart air purification system. In addition, the cabin of both models is highly versatile and very spacious.
Both the Baojun RC-5 and the RC-5W have two powertrain options. The entry-level versions are equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.5L engine that produces 98 horsepower, while the uplevel trims include a turbocharged 1.5L engine with 145 horsepower. Both units can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic.
The all-new Baojun RC-5 liftback and RC-5W wagon are already available in the brand’s Chinese dealer network – the only one where Baojun is sold so far. They are equipped with 17 advanced driver assistance features to enhance safety, including the combination of a high-resolution front camera and radar sensors that improves the driver’s vision in both normal and difficult road conditions.
The standard RC-5 model is available in seven different versions, while the RC-5W can be chosen in a total of six variants, configured to meet a broad spectrum of needs within China’s compact vehicle segment. The price ranges of both models are as follows:
- RC-5: 59,800 – 109,800 CNY (between $8,600 and $15,800 USD at the current exchange rate)
- RC-5W: 72,800 – 112,800 CNY (between $10,480 and $16,240 USD)
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Easy for the commie company to do when they have no R/D to worry about. The joint venture is serving them well! As it does all commie companies attached to western companies like a parasite!
I hope the world rejects vehicles from China. I hope Indian companies are more successful than commie Chinese car companies in the future.
Why would any American care about the Chinese Communist Auto Makers.
The Communist Chinese Government is not our friend.
Because this is GM’s partner in China. Interior looks better than anything GM has in the US. Also quality in brand new plants is higher than in the US. Same goes for Tesla.
The pricing absolutely floors me. The low, low prices must be reflective of low factory-workers wages. These cars, loaded to the hilt with the included luxury appointments, would probably sell for at least twice as much in the U.S. I’m also surprised at the small engines sitting in the engine bays. Big in luxury, puny in performance = no takers in America.
Why can’t these vehicles even be offered to American consumers? The politics wouldn’t allow for anything affordable like this to be sold in the US or other first world economies. And the politics and big business globalists greed, this is why so many people buy used, second, and third hand, and direct from personal owners, as opposed to brand level d(st)ealerships.
And get rid of Mary Barra, what a disaster of a CEO.