SAIC-GM-Wuling, General Motors’ second joint venture in China, has just launched the 2021 Baojun 510 with some firsts for the Chinese market – the only one where the brand is marketed. Although it maintains the same overall design, Baojun’s small crossover has been updated with new styling details and feature enhancements, allowing it to stay fresh and continue to attract younger customers in the Asian country.
Aesthetically, the main changes to the 2021 Baojun 510 are a minor refresh to the front grille that’s finished in black, the adoption of a two-tone body with a contrasting black roof as well as the availability of a new exterior color called Sea Breeze Blue. These new styling elements are intended to give the 510 a more youthful and dynamic appearance.
The rest of the 2021 Baojun 510’s exterior remains exactly the same as the previous model year’s, including its distinctive split-headlight design with slim daytime running lights up top and main projectors integrated in the middle of the bumper. In addition, being a model from Baojun’s entry-level range, the 510 also maintains the brand’s traditional horse bust logo.
For its part, the 2021 Baojun 510’s cabin adds a new finish in range-topping variants, with black and red leather sport seats, new dash trim with a music-inspired pattern as well as contrast stitching in several areas around the front-seat section. However, the most interesting new feature for its target audience is the new 10.25-inch center touchscreen with the latest-generation infotainment system.
Mechanically, the 2021 Baojun 510 retains its naturally aspirated, 1.5L inline-four engine with two output levels. The entry-level variants boast 99 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque, while the range-topping versions offer 105 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. Both engines can be matched to a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic (CVT).
The 2021 Baojun 510 is available throughout SGMW’s dealer network in China, with standard features such as four airbags, electronic stability control and anti-glare rear-view mirrors. Since its launch in 2017, the Baojun 510 has become of the most popular crossovers in the Chinese market, with more than one million units sold. The model was recently launched in South America as Chevrolet Groove.
The suggested prices for the 2021 Baojun 510 are as follows:
- 2021 510 Power: 53,800 CNY (about $8,050 USD at the current exchange rate)
- 2021 510 Power CVT: 59,800 CNY ($8,950 USD)
- 2021 510 Enjoy: 61,800 CNY ($9,250 USD)
- 2021 510 Enjoy CVT: 64,800 CNY ($9,695 USD)
- 2021 510 Preferential: 68,800 CNY ($10,295 USD)
- 2021 510 Enjoyment CVT: 69,800 CNY ($10,445 USD)
- 2021 510 Premium CVT: 73,800 CNY ($11,050 USD)