GM’s Baojun RS-7 Midsize SUV Unveiled As Brand’s Largest Model Yet

Baojun, the brand owned by the SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) joint venture, continues the accelerated renewal of its Chinese lineup with its largest model to date, the RS-7 midsize SUV.

These are the first official images of the new Baojun RS-7, a versatile SUV which offers a choice of six or seven seats. As with other recent products released by Baojun, the RS-7 adopts the brand’s interstellar geometry design language.

The SUV features clear-cut lines and the new diamond logo placed in the middle of a wide ‘matrix interstellar array’ grille. Exterior highlights also include the slim LED headlights, horizontal LED taillights, ‘floating roof’ effect and dual-tone alloys.

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Targeting growing families and business users, the Baojun RS-7 measures 4,930 mm (194.1 in) in length, 1,975 mm (77.7 in) in width and 1,765 mm (69.5 in) in height. Perhaps more relevant is the wheelbase of 2,900 mm (114.1 in) which surpasses the wheelbase of many larger SUVs, contributing to a roomy interior.

The six-seat variants offer a 2+2+2 layout while the seven-seat models features a 2+2+3 layout (with executive seats in the second row). According to Baojun, the cabin is also bright thanks to the large side windows and a generous electric panoramic sunroof.

No official photos of the interior are available but photos taken by Chinese media have shown a modern dash dominated by two widescreen displays and a premium ambience.

In addition to the roomy and versatile interior, the Baojun RS-7 also offers all-terrain capability thanks to a ground clearance of 198 mm (7.8 in) when empty (172 mm / 6.8 in when full), approach angle of 18 degrees and departure angle of 21 degrees.

Power comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine rated at 177 PS (175 HP / 130 kW), mated to an automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

The Baojun RS-7 will arrive in Chinese dealerships towards the end of the year equipped with a 24-hour connection system capable of 5G vehicle networking, as well as intelligent driver assistance systems.

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