Baojun, the model owned by the SAIC-GM-Wuling three way partnership, has launched the brand new RC-5 liftback and RC-5W wagon on the Chinese language market. Native costs begin from RMB59,800 (equal to round $8,600 at at this time’s charges) for the Baojun RC-5 liftback and RMB72,800 ($10,490) for the RC-5W wagon.
Sized equally to their Skoda Octavia equivalents, each compact fashions can be found with both a naturally aspirated or a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine. The free-breathing unit delivers 99 PS (98 HP) whereas the force-fed variant produces 147 PS (145 HP). A six-speed handbook gearbox comes normal whereas a six-speed auto is offered as an possibility.
The RC-5 and RC-5W undertake Baojun’s ‘Interstellar Geometry’ design language and look an identical as much as the C-pillars. The wagon is clearly the extra sensible alternative, providing a cargo area of greater than 470 liters (16.6 cu ft) with all seats in place. The RC-5W additionally contains a roof rack, reclining rear seats on the second row with further headroom in comparison with the RC-5 liftback, in addition to “airplane-like” headrests.
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The dashboard seems trendy and is dominated by two large shows and a fairly excessive heart console. The RC-5 and RC-5W combine cellular connectivity with in-vehicle options, enabling customers to take pleasure in “exact and quick voice management, custom-made infotainment and even car-home connectivity”.
In keeping with the Chinese carmaker, each fashions characteristic capabilities usually present in premium fashions, resembling dynamic flip indicators, wi-fi cellphone charging, reminiscence seats, and an clever air purification system. From a security standpoint, the RC-5 and RC-5W profit from 17 superior driver help system (ADAS) capabilities. They’re made attainable by the fusion of a high-resolution digital camera and millimeter wave radars with ranges of 120 meters (393.7 ft) and 160 meters (524.9 ft), respectively.