Wuling, which is General Motors‘ best-selling brand in China, is preparing an ambitious product plan to open a new chapter as a global automobile brand – a process that officially began on May 25 with the launch of the new silver logo. Following the just-unveiled all-new Wuling Victory MPV, GM Authority has learned that the brand will introduce two new crossovers early next year.
Sources familiar with the matter informed us that SAIC-GM-Wuling, the joint venture that manages the brand, will launch the two next-generation utility vehicles simultaneously during the first quarter of 2021. More specifically, a mid-size crossover and a smaller crossover, which will be responsible for leading the imminent international expansion of Wuling.
As we have already reported, the second global model of the Chinese brand will be the production variant of the new Wuling Hong Guang X concept presented last month. Wuling’s upcoming mid-size crossover is expected to inherit most of the Hong Guang X highlights, as SGMW openly said that it’s not a simple concept, but a very close representation of a future production vehicle.
It is unclear at this point what the official name of this crossover will be, as it first appeared in a slide of Wuling’s product plan codenamed “Ursa” and was eventually revealed as Hong Guang X – in tune with the brand’s traditional nameplates. However, it will introduce the “wing dynamic aesthetics” design language for utility vehicles and will have a marked off-road approach.
Meanwhile, there isn’t much information available regarding Wuling’s upcoming small crossover. So far, it is only known to be positioned below the crossover based on the Wuling Hong Guang X Concept. Mind you, both utility vehicles will use SGMW’s latest platform that debuted last year with the Baojun RS-5 – designed to drive the repositioning and expansion of the two joint venture brands.
The two all-new Wuling crossovers are expected to be introduced simultaneously at a special event in China scheduled for March 2021. These future models wearing the new Wuling Global Silver logo will be sold in both the Chinese market and a growing number of foreign markets, with special emphasis on emerging markets such as Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other regions with large populations.