After three months of launch previews and final preparations for production start, the all-new Wuling Victory officially goes on sale in China. SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), the General Motors joint venture in charge of managing the Chinese Baojun and Wuling brands, held the official launch event of the new MPV on the evening of Sunday, November 1st, and commercialization has immediately started.
Surprisingly, the all-new Wuling Victory MPV goes on sale in the Asian country with even lower prices than SGMW had initially projected. With this aggressive strategy, Wuling enters the passenger vehicle segment by creating a new category that the brand’s marketing teams calls the “senior four-seater family car,” which seeks to more accurately capture the increase in demand for affordable family vehicles in China.
As the first member of the brand’s new range of vehicles, the Wuling Victory debuts the new corporate image that includes the redesigned logo and the “wing dynamic aesthetics” design language. Although it can carry up to six people, the midsize MPV was primarily conceived as a first-class four-seat vehicle with flexible extra space to better serve the travel needs of Chinese families.
In this sense, the Wuling Victory’s cabin has a clever “4+X” seating configuration, aiming to redefine the space distribution of a family-oriented vehicle. The second-row captain’s chairs recline, have independent legrests and are equipped with a four-way magnetic levitation system with 22.05-inch floor tracks to provide additional space. The two third-row seats can also be fully folded into the load floor, expanding the cargo area to more than 53.0 cubic feet (1,500 liters).
The Wuling Victory is offered in China with a total of four variants and three trim levels called Elite, Premium and Flagship. All include a long list of technological features, advanced driver assistance systems and other safety items such as electronic stability control, six airbags and four peripheral vision cameras that reduce blind spots.
On a mechanical level, the new Victory is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four engine with two output levels. A 145-horsepower unit is found in the entry-level trims, while the better-equipped ones get a 174-horsepower version. The base trim also gets a six-speed manual transmission, while the three others feature a continuously variable automatic (CVT).
The all-new Wuling Victory is now available throughout SGMW’s dealer network in China, where it has the potential to establish Wuling as the best-selling brand in the entire Chinese market. The joint venture will shortly begin the Victory’s international rollout, as it’s the first model in the brand’s new global strategy, targeting markets such as Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The suggested prices in China are the following:
- 2021 Victory Elite Manual: 85,800 CNY (about $12,825 USD at the current exchange rate)
- 2021 Victory Elite: 96,800 CNY ($14,320 USD)
- 2021 Victory Premium: 106,800 CNY ($15,960 USD)
- 2021 Victory Flagship: 116,800 CNY ($17,455 USD)