During the launch of the 2022 Wuling Victory that introduced a more powerful engine, SAIC-GM-Wuling gave a surprise preview of the next MPV model that its flagship brand will launch in China this year. The General Motors joint venture officially revealed the upcoming Wuling Jia Chen as the next addition to the brand’s growing and revamped vehicle portfolio.
The automaker revealed the first images of the upcoming Wuling Jia Chen, an all-new compact-sized MPV positioned below the midsize Victory in China’s highly popular MPV segment. Notably, the Wuling Jia Chen will join the lineup with the new brand image focused on the passenger-car segment.
As such, the upcoming Wuling Jia Chen will become the third next-generation vehicle to use the new Global Silver logo and the latest Wuling design language, following the Victory MPV and the all-new Asta compact crossover (also known as Xing Chen). In fact, the Jia Chen could be said to be the MPV variant of the latter, since they share virtually the same front end and several other design cues.
In this sense, the first official images show that the upcoming Wuling Jia Chen has a simplistic exterior design, with many straight lines that make up the traditional box shape of the mainstream multipurpose vehicles. Its look is highlighted by the large trapezoidal grille with V-shaped moldings that support and replicate the traces of the brand’s logo. The headlights, fog lights and mirrors are exactly the same as those found on the Asta.
Although SGMW did not reveal any additional details of the upcoming Wuling Jia Chen other than its name, a local media leak claims that the new seven-seat MPV is 188 inches long, 71.6 inches wide, 69.3 inches tall, and rides on a 108.6-inch wheelbase. In addition, it will be equipped with the 145-horsepower turbocharged 1.5L engine that equips most of the company’s vehicles.
The next Wuling Jia Chen is expected to be officially launched during the second quarter of the year in China, starting its marketing immediately as usual in that country. The model is part of Wuling’s new strategy focused on design and technology, seeking to accelerate the transformation of the brand’s image in the Chinese market and expand it internationally.