GM Targets Young Customers With China-Only Baojun 530 Compact SUV

General Motors’ SAIC-GM-Wuling Chinese joint venture has unveiled the Baojun 530 at the 2017 Guangzhou Auto Show. Following hot on the heels of the 560 and 510, this is the brand’s third SUV, and it’s also their largest, being 4,655mm (183.3in) long, 1,835mm (72.2in) wide, and 1,760mm (69.3in) tall.

On the outside, it looks very similar to the Baojun 510 that debuted at last year’s Guangzhou show and its highlights include the large grille that’s flanked by two slim headlights, a floating-style roof, rectangular wheel arches and one-piece taillights.

Although no images of the interior have been released yet, we expect the new Baojun 530 to benefit from the same materials used in its smaller sibling, including leather and metallic trim, along with an infotainment system, climate control and multi-function steering wheel, among others.

Baojun says that their latest SUV has a McPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension, for “maximized ride comfort, handling and stability”, while power comes from either a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated engine or a 1.5-liter turbocharged unit.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the Baojun 510 starts at RMB 68,800 ($10,373) in China, so we expect a higher tag for the 530.

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  • If the Mazda CX5 was made by VW…

  • WG

    It doesn’t look too bad… at least better than what Mitsubishi has done to its Eclipse Cross.

    • Bash

      Agree.

  • Nick099

    Nice to see my tax dollars paid off….in China.

  • BRACKET BUMPERS, FLOATING ROOF AND ODD CREASES EVERYONE ELSE USES PLUS AN EXTRA DOSE OF UGLY.

  • Grumpy

    Is is based on the GMC terrain?

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    will be sold in emerging countries

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    i think this car is based on the 2019 santa fe test vehicle spy shots lol

  • skoda kodiak inspired suv !!

  • Benjamin B.

    Chinese young people may be different, but millennials in the USA and Europe don’t like being targeted like this. I for one am not interested in a vehicle exclusively marketed towards my age group. This is why Scion failed to win over millennials. Scions have been more popular with baby boomers.

  • Benjamin B.

    the standard 1.8L version doesn’t sound all that capable…

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