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.”

more photos...
  • 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!

  • Rzrlf

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



  • 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

Local News Reporter Jumps On Multiple Vehicles, Damages Others At Sacramento Auto Show

Angel Cardenas was quickly fired following the incident which has sparked outrage.

Toyo Tires Previews Six SEMA Builds Including Models Based On The Supra, Mustang And Bronco

One of the highlights is a twin-turbo Ferrari from Button Built.

Hyundai Unveils Nexo And Sonata Hybrid Land Speed Record Concepts

The models attempted to set new records at the Bonneville Salt Flats last month.

Brabham BT62 To Make Its Racing Debut At Brands Hatch In November

Brabham ultimately wants the BT62 to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022, although it hasn’t decided yet in which class.

Ferrari 488 Pista Sets Blistering 7:00.03 Nurburgring Time

The 488 Pista was more than 8 seconds faster than a McLaren 720S and less than 2 slower than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

This 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde V6 Can Help You Earn Your Petrolhead Stripes

Powering this 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde is a rebuilt 3.0-liter V6 engine.

This Customized 2020 Toyota Supra By Autotuned Is Wonderfully Orange

A new Supra with a towering rear wing , carbon splitter and skirts and gloss black rims certainly looks the part.

2020 Corvette Stingray Delivers Unbelievable Numbers On The Dyno

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s V8 may actually deliver around 650 hp.

Nissan’s 2019 Formula E Car Features Kimono-Inspired Livery

This new look, which is inspired fron Japanese tradition, will also be featured on the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC.

Dodge Shoots Down Alleged Easter Egg Indicating Next Challenger Will Arrive In 2023

An odo readout in an image for the 2020MY was interpreted as an Easter Egg, but the company has flatly denied it.