Two months after the Chinese joint venture between General Motors, SAIC Motor Corp, and Guangxi Automobile Group began production of the all-new MPV, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the 2023 Wuling Jia Chen in the Chinese market.
The 2023 Wuling Jia Chen MPV was presented during a special event on June 15th, and sales have begun according to the schedule announced at its official launch in the second quarter of the year. The Jia Chen is the third next-generation product in Wuling‘s global strategy, following the Victory MPV and the all-new Xing Chen crossover.
As GM Authority reported during the vehicle’s official reveal in March, the 2023 Wuling Jia Chen is a compact-sized multipurpose van with seating for up to seven passengers, aiming to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. The vehicle’s approach is actually reflected in its name, whose translation from Mandarin would be equivalent to “Good morning,” an appropriate greeting for everyone.
With a design inspired by the one that debuted on the Xing Chen, the 2023 Wuling Jia Chen adopts its interpretation of the latest “wing dynamic aesthetics” design language and shares some elements with the Wuling’s first crossover, such as the frontal area with the V-shaped grille and the headlights, while the dashboard is almost identical to the Xing Chen’s.
The 2023 Wuling Jia Chen is equipped with one of two 1.5L engines. The base unit is naturally aspirated, developing 98 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque, matched to a six-speed manual transmission. The second one is a turbocharged mill that generates 145 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
The cabin includes a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with SGMW’s latest Ling OS, while a complete suite of safety features is offered as well. The 2023 Wuling Jia Chen is already on sale in the Chinese brand’s dealer network in five trims, with the following suggested prices:
- 2023 Jia Chen Enjoy 1.5L: 68,800 Yuan (about $10,250 at the current exchange rate)
- 2023 Jia Chen Comfort 1.5L: 76,800 Yuan ($11,450)
- 2023 Jia Chen Comfort 1.5T: 81,800 Yuan ($12,190)
- 2023 Jia Chen Deluxe 1.5T: 91,800 Yuan ($13,680)
- 2023 Jia Chen Premium 1.5T: 99,800 Yuan ($14,880)