GM’s Baojun Details RS-5 SUV, Shows New Brand Logo And First-Ever Concept

Baojun has detailed the all-new RS-5 SUV and previewed its first-ever concept vehicle ahead of their formal world debuts at the Shanghai Auto Show.

At an event held at the Shanghai International Fashion Center, the brand owned by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has released more details about the RS-5 and offered the first peek at its first concept vehicle, the RM-C.

Described as “the first in a series of new SUVs, MPVs and passenger cars from Baojun to meet the changing demands and rising expectations of our customers,” the RS-5 is a compact SUV that measures 4,570 mm (179.9 in) in length, 1,870 mm (73.6 in) in width, and 1,720 mm (67.7 in) in height.

On the outside, the RS-5 sports Baojun’s latest design language as seen on the 510 and 530 SUVs, but the big news is the adoption of the brand’s new diamond-shaped logo. Inside, the automaker claims the RS-5 offers “class-leading interior space” and high-quality materials, though it hasn’t released any photos of the cabin yet. The automaker also promises the RS-5 delivers a quiet and refined in-vehicle experience.

The new SUV focuses on technology, as it features Baojun’s new Internet-based “advanced electronic architecture.” It features the Banma intelligent connectivity system that brings voice interaction, remote control of functions via smartphones, over-the-air software updates, as well as online payment and shopping capabilities.

Baojun RM-C Concept

Furthermore, the Baojun RS-5 also offers Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capability and 14 driver-assist features, including advanced cruise control. Power comes from a 151PS (149hp) 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to an all-new CVT transmission. Prices in China range from RMB 96,800 (around $14,450) to RMB 132,800 ($19,800).

As for the sleek-looking RM-C concept, Baojun didn’t disclose any info, simply saying that it showcases “the new philosophy of the brand through its intelligent connectivity features.”

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  • StrangerGP

    Looks like a much uglier Suzuki Vitara.

  • That Ross Chap

    The back is too flat and short, and the sides have this boxy, cheap look – per StrangerGP’s comment about the Vitara – however, I rather like the look of the front, and the bar headlights.

  • Mill0048

    I like it. Particularly the shoulder and bone lines. Chinese auto design is becoming more interesting lately.

  • J. P.

    Love the new logo but I really wanted to look at the concept’s interior

  • Benjamin B.

    I see a bit of Volvo XC40 in this design.

  • no25

    Glad Baojun released one rear shot…and it’s blurry because the car is moving. smh.

  • Toronado_II

    Too many lines… and the wheels are so small.

  • Knarck

    That line stopped me in my tracks to photoshop it out.
    Great looking car otherwise!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7de2262c6283033f3a3401a18ba7c364ca3605e00cf3942af98bc3a230c7a94d.jpg

  • Rzrlf

    GM styling means you cant have about a foot or more of surface without running a crease across it.

    • THING IS IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A GM PRODUCT. MORE NISSAN, A LITTLE RANGE ROVER AND THROW IN A COUPLE RUSSIAN (OR CHINESE) DESIGN FEATURES.

  • WHAT A MESS.

  • sidewaysspin

    It looks like a poor attempt to copy the Seat Ateca. And I don’t think I would trust even level 2 autonomy in a Chinese car.

  • Tex

    Poor copy cat of XC40

  • Onur Koray

    Is it considered bad luck or something in China to take pictures of a car from the back?

  • Liam Paul

    that is a awful looking suv

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