After catching a glimpse of its exterior appearance and other details through a leak a few weeks ago, the all-new Wuling Victory MPV has just been officially unveiled in China. SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), the second General Motors joint venture in the Asian country, has revealed the first official images of the model that formally kicks off Wuling’s global strategy and debut the brand’s new logo.
In addition to introducing a new, slimmer and more refined exterior design language, the Wuling Victory boasts a high-quality interior design and multiple safety technologies never before seen in the brand’s product portfolio – hitherto focused on minibuses and low-end commercial vehicles. The midsize MPV will spearhead the repositioning of Wuling as an international brand of passenger vehicles.
Built on SGMW’s latest modular platform, the Wuling Victory is 192 inches long, 74 inches wide, 67 inches tall, and is mounted on a 110.2-inch wheelbase. This makes it the second-largest model riding on the new architecture after the all-new Baojun RS-7, with a standard three-row, six-seat interior configuration, focused on one of the most popular segments in the entire Asian continent.
Designed to offer a comfortable and safe experience to all occupants, the Wuling Victory’s cabin has a two-tone beige and black color scheme. The dashboard stands out for its horizontal lines and layout, hosting a 12.3-inch floating center display very similar to that seen in the new Baojun RC-6. Other common elements with Baojun models are the digital instrument panel, the multifunction steering wheel and the gear selector.
Meanwhile, the seats were specially designed to be ergonomic and fit to all types of physiological curvature, reducing fatigue on longer trips. In particular, the second-row captain’s chairs offer a first-class experience as they can be slid, reclined and extended electrically. This, together with the largest sunroof in its segment, contributes to the feeling of comfort and spaciousness.
On a safety level, the Wuling Victory MPV is equipped with four high-definition cameras and six radar sensors that work with the brand’s new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which include adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking. In addition to stability control and six airbags, the Victory protects its occupants with a PM2.5 air filter and a negative ion generator that blocks dust, viruses and bacteria, creating a healthy indoor environment with an N95 protection level.
The all-new Wuling Victory is expected to begin arriving in Chinese dealerships in late September, equipped with one of two 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engines, producing 145 and 174 horsepower, respectively. Later, the model will also be gradually exported to a growing number of foreign markets that will be part of Wuling’s international expansion.