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.
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.”